DRESS UP ATTACK!

Jul 20 2012

There is an excellent new kid’s festival happening in Marrickville in September, at Addison Road Centre, which is one of my favourite community spaces. It’s on September 1st, the first day of spring, and it’s called Dress Up Attack! I will be playing with my band, The Hello Tigers. Also on the bill is Spod, Spurs For Jesus, Teddy Rock, Jimmy Giggle and more. There will also be workshops and a jumping castle and reasonably-priced food, and stuff like that. Dressing up on the day is encouraged, but not required, especially for people who are introverted and feel uncomfortable about that kind of thing. Just come as you feel.

QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL

Jul 18 2012

Having never really considered myself a poet as such, I was real chuffed to be invited to perform at this year’s Queensland Poetry Festival. So, I accepted their invitation, and will be playing a solo set at Tongues Of Flame, the opening night of the festival, which takes place at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on August 24. You can find more information are on the shows page.

MUSICA BOTANICA

Jul 18 2012

It is so nice to be in the botanic gardens. Especially in Cairns. They have a whole greenhouse of orchids, which remind me of Meryl Streep. Anyway, I am heading up north there in August, thanks to the good people at Tanks Arts Centre. My good pal & fellow Seeker Lover Keeper bandmate, Sarah Blasko (who has just finished recording her new album!), is headlining the event, which is called Musica Botanica. I will be playing right before her, doing a solo set with my guitar and keyboard. Details are here.

SEE! at Darwin festival and brisbane festival

Jun 29 2012

I am very pleased to announce that me & my band, The Hello Tigers, will be performing See! (my album of original children’s songs) as a live show at the Darwin Festival in August, and the Brisbane Festival in September. We will sing about fish, mice, motorboats, the seasons, and big shiny diamonds – for you & your whole family. Tickets and more information are on the shows page.

bob dylan nights

May 06 2012

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that fine day in 1962 when Bob Dylan released his first album, there are going to be a few big concerts in which tribute will be paid to the great songwriter, in song. I will be singing some, along with Josh Pyke, Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), Kevin Mitchell (Jebediah & a.k.a. Bob Evans) and Patience Hodgson (The Grates). We will visit The Palais in Melbourne, QPAC in Brisbane and The Sydney Opera House. We will also be playing at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, with some special Splendour guests. Dates & more information can be found here.

mixtape for mess+noise

Mar 15 2012

I made a mixtape for Mess+Noise last week, with the theme of ‘What I Listened To In January’. It has lots of my favourite things, including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, PJ Harvey, The Monks, Sleeping States & Boatfriends. You can listen to it here.

“see!” at the adelaide festival centre

Mar 06 2012

For the attention of the children & families of Adelaide: we are bringing our live See! show to you this spring. The Hello Tigers & I will play two shows on September 8 (11am & 1pm) at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Tickets & more information are here.

Line-up change for the annandale

Feb 27 2012

There has been a line-up change for our show at The Annandale on March 16. Unfortunately Rainbow Chan can’t play, but we are very excited to have Jordan Ireland (ex The Middle East) opening instead. I just played a tour of the UK & Europe with Jordan and loved watching him play every night. His new solo stuff is amazing. And I think this might be his first solo show in Australia. So anyway, it has fortuitously turned into a Spunk Records family night for Sydney, with Jordan, then the excellent Bearhug, and then us. Buy tickets here & come on down early.