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