THE WHITLAMS BLACK STUMP

The Whitlams Black Stump formed in 2021 and sees Tim Freedman and long-time Whitlams drummer Terepai Richmond joined by an A Team of roots musicians, reconstructing the best of The Whitlams’ repertoire with an assortment of new songs and classic Americana.

The five-piece band features Rod McCormack and Matt Fell, two CMAA Producers of the Year, on banjo and bass, and young gun Ollie Thorpe on electric and pedal steel guitar.

The act debuted at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2022, and then wound its way down the East Coast in a three week tour that bonded their musical chemistry. The next step was selling out the capital cities on the Big City Debut tour, all the while chipping away at a debut album out February 2024.

The themes of the group’s repertoire are proudly parochial. Rarely have Australian stories sounded so good on American instruments as when The Whitlams Black Stump casts forth tales of John Sattler’s jaw, of Ned Kelly’s sister Kate, and of our national impulse to blow up the pokies.

Kookaburra

Debut album – The Whitlams Black Stump
Album released 8 March 2024

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Singles

NO APHRODISIAC (BLACK STUMP)

Single released 28 Jul 2023
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KATE KELLY (FEAT. FELICITY URQUHART)

Single released 3 Mar 2023
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BLOW UP THE POKIES (BLACK STUMP)

Single released 28 Oct 2022
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THE DAY JOHN SATTLER BROKE HIS JAW

Single released 22 Jan 2022
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50 AGAIN
(BLACK STUMP)

Single released 13 Aug 2021
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Photos

Press

The Gambler

Musician, punter, wedding planner: Tim Freedman’s strange trifecta The Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman is taking a punt on a new sound, writes ANDREW McMILLEN When Tim Freedman opens the front [...]
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Bluesfest 2024 Preview

BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP – In art as in life, sometimes even the most offhand of projects take on a mysterious momentum of their own accord. By Steve Bell, RHYTHMS [...]
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