The timing couldn’t have been better, really. Just as Daryl Braithwaite enjoys another streak of popularity in a hugely impressive career, the Australian music icon will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 2017 ARIA Awards.

“I feel very honoured to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, in an industry that I started out in because I was so passionate about it,” Braithwaite says.

“I loved music, and being associated with my band members at the time. It’s been a great journey and life through music, and all its associated with, especially with the public that I get to perform to.

“I am just completely thrilled to be accepted.”

With a 45-year career across his impressive solo career and time with local legends Sherbet, one of our finest singers has two multi-platinum albums to his name in 1988’s Edge and 1990 follow-up Rise.

Edge came out of the dream of hoping for success or even acceptance,” Daryl says of his first platinum breakthrough, “We had all these songs that just all felt right. After ‘As the Days Go By’, it all went from there”.

Of course, when Rise followed two years later, it featured Daryl’s now-legendary version of ‘The Horses’, which has since gone down in folklore.

“It’s a strange, exciting, situation with that song,” he admits, “trying to fathom why it is so endearing to people. I’ve spoken to Rickie Lee Jones about it, and, like myself, she doesn’t know. But it continues on.”