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‘AUSTRALIAN IDLE’ OUT 11/11/11

Tim Freedman’s debut solo album will be released instores THIS FRIDAY!

Pre-order a signed copy ‘Australian Idle’ from Tim Freedman & The Idle or grab a copy on 11/11/11.

http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/australian-idle-signed-copy/656454

TIMFREEDMAN & The Idle

TIMFREEDMAN & The Idle

Hi Everyone,

I’m sitting here in the calm before the storm, in those sweet minutes leaning in the kitchen between last prep and first customers. The new album is all done.

Yes it took nearly six years, but at least that gave me a title:

AUSTRALIAN IDLE

I shot a cover idea today. In a pool, doing nothing.

The twelve songs come in at 39 minutes. I wouldn’t dare say it’s my best yet (let’s judge in a few years), but it may be my catchiest. It reeks of the 70’s. Hundreds of harmonies, piles of piano, stacks of synth, one banjo, a timpani and an oud.

You’ll see shows advertised as Tim Freedman and The Idle. This is my new 5 piece band. I’m joined by two great chicks and a couple of likely lads.

The album is out on November 4 through Sony Music. So it’s new album, new sound, new band, new label. I should get a haircut too.

We will tour from the release date through to Christmas, playing a lot of my favourite rooms -the ones that sound good and aren’t too big.

Sneaky observations, new lyrics, photos and a video of a piano/vocal demo will be on this Facebook page over the coming weeks, so to keep most up-to-date please go here and click on “like” http://on.fb.me/nj3Twq

Come and say hello – I’ll be out front after the show as usual,

Soon,

Tim

AUSTRALIAN IDLE TOUR DATES

WED 9th NOV – SPOTTED COW – TOOWOOMBA
TIX www.oztix.com.au & Venue 4639 3264

THUR 10th NOV – JOE’S WATERHOLE – EUMUNDI
TIX THRU VENUE 5442 8144

FRI 11th & SAT 12th NOV – THE ZOO – BRISBANE
TIX www.thezoo.com.au or www.oztix.com.au

THURS 17th & FRI 18th NOV – STREET THEATRE – CANBERRA
TIX THRU THE VENUE 6247 1519 & www.thestreet.org.au

FRI 25th NOV – THEATRE ROYAL – CASTLEMAINE
TIX THRU www.theatreroyal.info VENUE 54721196

SAT 26th NOV – CORNER HOTEL – RICHMOND
TIX www.cornerhotel.com Ph: 94279198

SUN 27th NOV – MULLUM MUSIC FESTIVAL – MULLUMBIMBY
TIX www.mullummusicfestival.com

FRI 2nd DEC – LAUNCESTON COUNTRY CLUB – PROSPECT VALE
TIX 1300 795 257 or www.tixtas.com.au

SAT 3rd DEC – WRESTPOINT CASINO SHOWROOM – SANDY BAY
TIX 1300 795 257 or www.tixtas.com.au

FRI 9th DEC – THE GOV – ADELAIDE
TIX www.thegov.com.au www.moshtix.com.au/default.aspx? or www.venuetix.com.au
Phone: 83400744

TUES 13th & WED 14th DEC – LIZOTTES – NEWCASTLE
TIX www.lizottes.com.au 49562066

THURS 15th DEC – ORANGE EX-SERVICES CLUB – ORANGE
TIX VENUE 6362 2666

FRI 16th DEC – ROTH’S WINE BAR – MUDGEE
TIX VENUE 6372 1222

SAT 17th DEC – THE METRO – SYDNEY
TIX 9550 3666 www.ticketek.com.au

TIM’S NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Tim Freedman has set up a new Facebook page to keep everyone up to date on what he and his new band, The Idle, are up to.

Have a look here and ‘Like’ the page to read insider information including exclusive updates on his solo album and upcoming shows.

TIM FREEDMAN AND THE IDLE

Tim Freedman this November  will launch his first new album in six years and tour with his new the band The Idle. Tim is giving The Whitlams a rest (after recently being voted No. 17 best Australian Album of all time on JJJ) and so released from any expectations he has recorded an unabashedly joyful 70’s pop album. From Elton John to 10CC and back to The Beach Boys, his influences are on his sleeve. Keyboard heavy and rich with melody and harmonies, his band of two girls and three guys features two band leaders in their own right, Heath Cullen and Amy Vee. On bass the renowned Zoe Hauptmann will lay it down with drummer Dave Hibbard. Come and celebrate the new album “Australian Idle”.

TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

Eternal Nightcap came in at number 17 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of all time.

For further details visit the Triple J webpage: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/alltime/11/countdown/cd_17.htm

THE WHITLAMS TO PLAY ONE-OFF SHOW IN BROOME
The Whitlams are excited to announce a one-off performance in Broome, WA at The Beach Bar, Divers Tavern – Friday 2nd September.
For more details and to purchase tickets see the shows page.
NEW DATES FOR QPAC SHOWS ANNOUNCED

The Whitlams will take to the Concert Hall stage at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on 24 and 25 February to perform Eternal Nightcap with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra following the postponement of original January dates.

Current Ticket Holders
Current ticket holders should please note that tickets for Friday 21 January concert will be valid for the concert on Friday 25 February and patrons holding tickets for this date should present them on entry to the Concert Hall. You will not be contacted byqtix to reissue your tickets and you will be able to use your original ticket with original seat allocation.

Patrons who have purchased tickets to the Saturday 22 January performance will be transferred to the concert on Thursday 24 February and qtix will contact you to exchange your tickets with new ones for the Thursday concert. You will retain your original seat allocation.

Please note that if the new concert date is not suitable, we ask patrons to please contact qtix on 136 246 to discuss your options.

Tickets are available to purchase to both concerts.

Television Date: Whitlams and Sydney Symphony

The band performed with the orchestra at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough album Eternal Nightcap. ABC2 will air The Whitlams 2009 performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The Whitlams And The Sydney Symphony Orchestra screens 7:30pm Sunday, 12th December.

Tim Freedman Solo Shows

Tim will be playing a selection of solo shows this December:

FRI 10 Dec – Lizottes, Dee Why

MON 27 Dec – The Basement, Sydney

TUES 28 Dec – The Basement, Sydney

THURS 30 Dec – Woodford Folk Festival

For more details and ticketing information, see Shows section.

WHITLAMS ANNOUNCE 3 NOTES LIVE SHOWS

The Whitlams last shows in Sydney for quite some time as they take an extended break.

Notes Live Newtown
Wednesday Dec 1
Thursday Dec 2
Friday Dec 3 2010

Tickets are still available for Thursday and Friday’s shows. See Shows page for more details and ticketing information.

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