Featuring an absolutely legendary triple bill of Australian Hall Of Fame Icons


Every country with a back catalogue or tradition in rock gives rise to artists whose longevity places them at the top of a special, sparsely populated tower of the entertainment world. Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite and Richard Clapton are the tribal elders and absolute legends of Australian popular music. They’re playing on four evenings in the Whitsundays from 16 to 20 May, 2022. Yeeow!

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Enjoy exclusive, intimate, sunset shows featuring Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite and Richard Clapton playing all of your favorite songs over 4 x evenings. Both Daryl and Richard will take to the stage solo on the first two nights and then enjoy these two iconic Aus hall of fame inductees performing back to back shows on Wednesday night. On Thursday night May 19, Jimmy Barnes wraps up a great week of Australian music with an extra special show.


Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. On an island as beautiful as Daydream, each of the rooms and suites offers a delightful view across lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.


Meet your music icon

This specifically curated Music in Paradise event features homegrown Australian music royalty performing in an idyllic and most suitable to the times Australian destination. Unlike any other experience, you get to meet these iconic legends, get a professional photo opportunity and even share a tale over a beer or cocktail if you’re lucky.


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The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time.

James Dixon Barnes of Glasgow via Adelaide was just 16 when he joined the band Cold Chisel in 1973. Raised on tough soul music and gutsy rock, Jimmy bought his monumental passion and a versatile vocal style to this five-piece band who would eventually become the most powerful live act in the heyday of Australian pub rock.

In 1984 Jimmy went solo, his debut album Bodyswerve topping the charts, as did his 1986 album, For the Working Class Man. The #1 hits kept coming through the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with Freight Train Heart, the live set Barnestorming, Two Fires, Flesh and Wood, and of course Soul Deep – an album of R&B classics that sold almost a million copies.

In 2017 Barnes was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability.

Throughout his career, Barnes has won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jimmy’s music has been our national soundtrack for forty years and his iconic status in the history of Australian rock’n’roll is reflected in this induction. Lots of things have changed over his decades in the public eye, but the one constant is his powerful connection with live audiences across more than 10,000 gigs. Night after night. Year after year.


“Can you believe Daryl Braithwaite
turned 72 this year?”

Braithwaite was 20 when he joined Sherbet in 1969 and in 2020 he is showing no signs of slowing down and/or stopping work.

He toured Australia with John Farnham earlier this year.

Sherbet formed in 69 and by early in the 70’s they had the first of 19 Top 40 hits with ‘Can You Feel It Baby’. Sherbet had several number 1 hits like Your My World in 74, Summer Love in 75, Howzat in 76 and another 16 or so top 40 hits in the 70’s.

In a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years Daryl Braithwaite is one of Australia’s award winning Hall of fame inducted performers.

“His early, famed success as a singer came with
Sherbet, a band which will forever remain
iconic in Australian music.”

In the 1970’s Sherbet delivered an unprecedented 20 Top 40 singles in Aus and were the first Australian band to top the $1 million dollar number in sales in Aus with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to their name with songs like “Summer Love” becoming the highest selling single of 1975 and “Howzat” not only a No #1 hit in Australia, but also reached#2 in England.

Following the success of Sherbet, Daryl turned solo performer in 1988. His much aclaimed solo debut ‘Edge’, delivered four hit singles with “As the days go by”, “All I do”, “Let me be” and the incredibly popular “One summer”. The album topped the ARIA charts in 1989 and became the highest selling C.D in CBS Australia’s history.

Daryl’s follow up album, ‘Rise’, that came out in 1990 proved to be the biggest selling album in 1991 attaining multi platinum status.

’Rise’ featured “The Horses” named
Song Of The Year at the
1991 Australian Music Awards.

Right now Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. Daft Punk recently sampled The Sherbs’ ‘We Ride Tonight’. In 2017 Daryl was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

‘The Horses’, a song Braithwaite is now most famous for, is sung in sporting change rooms as a post match celebration, Daryl performs it at AFL and NRL Grand Finals etc. It is an iconic Australian hit.

“America has Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen,
the U.K. has Van Morrison and Paul McCartney,
then Australia can confer similar prestige on
Richard Clapton.”

Songs like “Deep Water” and “Capricorn Dancer” are touchstones in Australian rock history, without which we wouldn’t really know who we are or where we’re going.”

Richard Clapton is a much-admired and respected lord of Australian music, the performer and songwriter of so many epic Australian classics: Deep Water, Best Years of Our Lives, Goodbye Tiger, Glory Road, Lucky Country, I am An Island, Trust Somebody, Capricorn Dancer and Girls on the Avenue.

Richard also helped produce the second INXS album, Underneath the Colours (1981), which saw the beginning of their incredible rise to fame. RC also joined the supergroup – The Party Boys for a period before resuming his solo career.

“In 1999, Clapton was inducted
into the (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
In 2022 he will be celebrating
48 years in the music industry.”

When RC began his recording career in 1974, the land down under was still in the grip of cultural artistic cringe. Clapton plunged into the “deep water” and legends like Skyhooks and Paul Kelly, Cold Chisel, INXS, Midnight Oil, and hundreds of others, followed in his wake.

Clapton’s songs are still regularly played on the radio to this day,

In 2014, Clapton’s memoir “The Best Years of Our Lives” was published by Allen and Unwin. The book connected with people of all generations because it was not only a story of Clapton’s journey, but it also documented the story of the lives of thousands of fans who had travelled the same road. Young people – fascinated by how it was “back in the day” also became a new generation of fans. The book continues to flourish through “word of mouth”, resonating with so many people in so many ways.

Breathe in the magic of the Whitsundays!

Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Following an extensive $140 million redevelopment in 2018/19, this stylish and tranquil island resort offers a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.

Choose from a range of spacious and modern accommodation rooms and suites, fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities. Large windows mean that you are only a glance away from the stunning views overlooking the resort pool landscapes, tropical gardens or impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

Room Categories

Resort Room
Available with one king bed or two queen beds, these Rooms are conveniently located close to the central Atrium building and feature tranquil views that spread to the resort and lush garden.

Superior Poolview
Available with one king bed or two queen beds, these contemporary rooms offer ample space, and feature tranquil views through floor to ceiling sliding doors, opening out onto a terrace.

Superior Oceanview
Available with one king bed or two queen beds with impeccable views of the Whitsundays, these modern rooms feature tranquil views through floor to ceiling sliding doors that provide an abundance of natural light, opening out onto a balcony.

Deluxe Oceanview
Envision and admire the beauty of the Whitsundays at your fingertips. Facing directly out over the ocean towards the Whitsunday Islands, these rooms feature a plush king-size bed and a bathroom with a walk–in shower.


Daydream Island Resort is a tropical haven for romantics, families and groups alike. With an array of activities on offer across the island each day, guests can experience the luxury of diving into a snorkelling adventure or exploring the island and surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by helicopter, sail boat or jet ski. The expansive pool landscape, coral beaches, rainforest walks, outdoor cinema, gym facilities and unlimited access to non motorised water activities, ensures there is something to keep everyone entertained.


Daydream Island is home to three restaurants; Graze – a modern buffet restaurant complete with live cooking stations and a range of international cuisines, Infinity – a premium Asian Inspired dining experience with expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands, and Inkstone Kitchen & Bar – inspired Modern Australian restaurant offering the best in steak and seafood. While each restaurant has its own unique cuisine and style, they all share the relaxed dining atmosphere synonymous with our island.

Wonder Of The World

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Daydream Island Resort main centrepiece ois The Living Reef, a unique freeform coral lagoon wrapping 200m around the central building and holding over 1.5 million litres of water.  The Living Reef is home to over 100 species of marine fish, over 80 species of coral and a variety of invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs

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