Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat will be an evening of grand pianos, sweet melodies and a few pointed opinions. Already renowned as a raconteur between songs, this year Tim will link the tunes together with some extended yarns such as How I learned to stop worrying and hate Triple J and Why did Caroline Overington called my father a Jewish accountant.
Tim Freedman is a singer/ songwriter from Sydney, best known as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an ARIA Group of the Year with a string of gold & multi-platinum albums. His songs of charming well-crafted cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.
His first themed solo tour in 2005 coincided with the launch of the DVD The Whitlams Years 1992 - 2004 and told the story of the band's early days. His second, which culminated in six-night run at the Vanguard in Sydney in 2009 grouped his songs from across the albums according to which girlfriend they were written about.
It is no surprise that Tim's solo shows have become as popular as his band shows because The Whitlams' success has always been about the emotional clout of his songs, which is laid bare when the rock adornments are removed.
The last few years saw Tim play The Whitlams' Best of with every state orchestra around the country including seven nights with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House. His 1997 album Eternal Nightcap was recently voted the No. 17 best Australian Album of all time on his favourite radio station JJJ.
Late last year Tim released his solo debut Australian Idle and toured with his new band The Idle. The album is an unabashedly joyful 70's piano-pop outing, and the first single, a remake of Billy Field's You Weren't in Love With Me, is enjoying extensive airplay nationally.
Supported by: Sophie Koh
Sophie Koh will be coming to Tasmania to support Tim Freedman's Tasmanian shows. Sophie has been touring the East Coast of Australia to support her new album Oh My Garden so it will be great to see her here to open for Tim.
Above: Sophie Koh's latest single, I Understand. Sophie will be opening for Tim at this show.
Dinner and a Show Package
Make an evening of it with your friends with fine food & wine before the show itself.
Package contents: - Booth seating - Ticket to the show itself - 4 tapas per person - Wine or beer with each course - Minimum of 5 people, please be seated by 7pm
$135 per person
Please phone us on (03) 6334 2414 Tue - Sat after 11am or contact us on line to inquire about package availability.
Tickets are also available directly from the venue, please ask our staff.