As lead singer for Australian band Geisha in the 80’s and signed with EMI Records for the World, Chris Doheny and his band scored 8 Australian Top 10 singles with “Kabuki” reaching Number 1.  After the break up of Geisha Chris released his first solo single in 1994, ‘More Than A Game’. It began as the theme to Channel Nine’s acclaimed AFL Footy Show which began that same year.  Twenty one years later It remains arguably the longest running unchanged theme for an Australian television show.

“TV Producer Harvey Silver had been coming to my shows for years and approached me one night about getting involved in the making of a theme for the pilot of a new sports show for the Nine Network which was to be called The Footy Show” said Doheny.  “Harvey introduced me to the main songwriter Darren Sanicki and award winning producer/writer Josh Abrahams and together we recorded what is now known today as More Than A Game!”

To celebrate 21 years since the release of More Than A Game, Doheny has recorded a special version with mostly acoustic instruments all played by himself including 12 string guitars, violins, violas, Hammond B4 organ and piano.  Available now in iTunes, “this version is much more atmospheric and moody to reflect the 21 years that have passed while it’s been on in many of Australia’s lounge rooms” said Doheny.

You just might catch the new version of this classic Aussie Footy anthem as Chris Doheny performs at Chelsea Heights Hotel every Sunday afternoon along side Brad Hodge from 4pm.  For more details on the song or the gig visit chrisdoheny.com and chelseahheightshotel.com.au

SIMON MILLS

 

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