The “Best of ” year and tour are now over, so thanks to everyone that came along or bought the album. It’s time to look ahead. But first some gigs.
Just announced so you can still get early bird tickets is a two night performance in Sydney with some of my friends singing songs about women. It will be quite a funny evening I think. If it goes well I hope to bring the show to other capital cities over the next year. The press release for “Pillow Talk” is below, and under that some more dates including Jackson Browne, The Garden of Earthly Delights in Adelaide (all solo) and a full Whitlams’ show at The Quarry in Perth.
Then I’m going to write and record. What, I don’t know,
“Pillow Talk” at the Basement
Tim Freedman has recently completed a sold out solo tour in which he combined archival images of his past loves with the songs he wrote about them, and also an explanation of why they were written. Tim enjoyed presenting these intimate shows so much he was inspired to seek out his closest friends for an evening of secret men’s business.
Pinky Beecroft (Machine Gun Fellatio & The White Russians), David McCormack (formerly of Custard, now David McCormack & The Polaroids) and Perry Keyes (chronicler of Sydney’s inner city and winner of Radio National’s Album Of The Year) were quizzed by Tim about their tales of love and lust – what we would have given to be a fly on the wall that night.
From there it was a hop, skip and a jump to the idea that yes, these four fine friends are all lovers of women and they like declaring such in song. Having sold over a million albums between them the boys have the war wounds, the one liners and the songs to fill a teenager’s diary. Observe Beecroft’s “Pussytown” and “Unsent Letter” , Freedman’s “No Aphrodisiac”, McCormack’s new “A.V.O” and the old classic “Anatomically Correct”, and Keyes’ love song for “Fairfield Girls” (although generally he prefers to stick to single mothers on methadone wheeling prams).
For two special nights at the Basement, four of Australia’s most interesting songwriters join forces for the first time with a hand- picked backing band to tell their tales of love won and lost, of spare parts for broken hearts, of lust and the lack, and of the stuff that wet dreams are made of. Urbane and slightly insane, these troublemakers can’t wait to tell you how it is, of the women they’ve loved and the women they wished had loved them back.
Until Feb 7 early bird tickets are $35 plus booking fee. Thereafter tickets will be $42 plus booking fee.
When: Friday 20 and Saturday 21 March
Where: The Basement, Reiby Place, Sydney
Tickets: Dinner and Show 02 9251 2797
General Admission online at www.thebasement.com.au
Fri 20th March – Moshtix
Sat 21st March – Moshtix
Fri 30 & Sat 31 Jan
Sun 1 Feb
Tues 24 & Wed 25 Feb
Thur 26 Feb
Sat 28 Mar
Jackson Browne opening spots between Fri 27 Feb and Sun Mar 15. All shows are listed at www.thewhitlams.com