4 Clips That Prove Anything Could Happen When John Farnham & Daryl Braithwaite Perform

Words by Phoebe Robertson

It doesn’t get much more Australian than a concert featuring John Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite. The two musical icons are set to open Melbourne’s debut concert series, A WEEKEND In The Gardens. Launching the long weekend, the performance on Friday, 10 March alongside James Reyne, will see the legends tribute a slew of anthem including ‘You’re The Voice’ and ‘The Horses’.

While some time has passed since the dynamic duo first stepped on the scene, they continue to impress crowds with incredible performances alongside both Australian and international talents. Feast your eyes on the most memorable stage collabs from the pair and prepare yourself for one hell of an Aussie show.

John Farnham & Coldplay – You’re The Voice
Sound Relief (2009)

Opening Sydney’s Sound Relief, UK’s Coldplay cemented themselves as honourary Australians when they invited John Farnham on stage to sing the ‘Australian national anthem’. Playing to a crowd of thousands with Coldplay as his backing band, Farnham showed the international act just how it’s done down under with his performance of ‘You’re The Voice’  – all for a good cause.

Daryl  Braithwaite & Client Liaison – ‘The Horses’
Beyond The Valley (2015)

Proving that the power of surprise never fails, Client Liaison used their 2015 Beyond The Valley set to collab with one of the country’s most iconic artists on one of most-adored Australian songs of all time. Introducing ‘The Horses’ on their own, it wasn’t long until the band were joined by Braithwaite himself and were smashing out the national treasure to a highly-excited crowd. Luckily, the moment was captured by an audience member for us all to fawn over.

John Farnham & Kylie Minogue – ‘Shout’
Tour Of Duty (1999)

A perfect pairing, John Farnham and Kylie Minogue performed together for Australian troops in Dili that were serving with the International Force Of East Timor. Choosing feel-good dance track ‘Shout’, the show has the entire audience jumping around in no time. While Farnham performed a selection of songs throughout the concert, his collab with fellow Aussie icon Minogue was a real attention-grabber.

Daryl Braithwaite & Jessica Mauboy – ‘The Horses’
River4Ward (2016)

The River4Ward charity lunch were gifted with a unique performance when Jessica Mauboy invited Daryl Braithwaite to the stage to perform a double dose of ‘The Horses’. Evoking an epic singalong from the audience, Braithwaite enlisted Mauboy for the female vocal and the unexpected pairing proved to be a highlight of the day. Showing he definitely still has it, the iconic Aussie artist can definitely keep up with younger performers.