Biography

Songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, freshly-minted comedy concoctions, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. Two of Australia’s most adored singer-songwriters lock harmonies and minds in one unmissable show. Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars) and Steven Gates (Tripod) have been friends for 18 years, and singing together in private for five years. It’s time for them to share.

Best known as the middle-men of two of Australia’s greatest musical-comedy trios, McDermott and Gates made their official debut as a musical duo at a one-off event at the 2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival. That one-off spawned a sequel with sold-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne Recital Centre and subsequent performances before thousands of people at the Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals. The poetry of their lyrics, the beauty of their voices, the biting wit and their disarming unpredictability have enthralled audiences, with demands for further shows coming from all corners of Australia.