Sexsmith's warm and simple songwriting style maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion.
He offers hard-earned pieces of wisdom, all set to strong yet gentle melodies and sung unaffectedly and with emotional eloquence. These are his creative signatures, and they have earned immense respect from his peers, critics, and a fiercely devoted international audience.
His sparkling collection of songs range in tone from sad to surreal, melancholy to magical.
Sexsmith's dedicated (and rather vocal) gang of massively-famous admirers includes the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Bono and Radiohead. He's duetted with Coldplay's Chris Martin. Been covered by Rod Stewart. Why all the love? It's simple: great songs sung with genuine soul.
"Few writers these days can pull off his mix of vulnerability, beauty, elegance and simplicity." Sydney Morning Herald.
"One of the most talented singer songwriters that Canada (or anywhere else) has produced in recent memory" The Brag
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Elton John says Ron Sexsmith has the voice of an angel. The internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter returns to Australia in March 2008, accompanied for the first time by his long-time touring band. Sexsmith's warm and simple songwriting style maps the human heart with surgical skill and great compassion.