The Promethean in conjunction with The Entertanners Present
John Schumann - Questions Without Notice - With Songs***CANCELLED***
7:30pm, Sat 25th August, 2012
The Promethean, SA
Based loosely on the ABC programme, Q and A, John Schumann performs unplugged and in between songs, he fields questions without notice from the audience. The questions come thick and fast - some musical, some political, some historical, some serious and some just downright hysterical.***CANCELLED**
John Schumann -
"Questions without Notice - with songs"
Promethean - Grote Street
August 25th 2012 7.30 pm Doors Open 7.00pm
"You'll never die wondering what he thinks...."
Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Schumann, the man wrote and recorded Australia's Vietnam War anthem, "I Was Only 19", performed two sell-out concerts in Canberra in February last year.
Based loosely on the ABC programme, Q and A, John performed unplugged and in between songs, he fielded questions without notice from the audience. The questions came thick and fast - some musical, some political, some historical, some serious and some just downright hysterical.
In Canberra, the evenings were moderated by ABC broadcaster Genevieve Jacobs, host ofCanberra's Afternoon Show and John's old mate, Ian Meikle, who began his illustrious media career in Adelaide as music writer for the Advertiser in the early 1980s.
These two concerts were spectacularly successful and highly entertaining - so much so that John is bringing the idea to his home-town ofAdelaideto the wonderfully intimate Promethean on Grote Street.
Moderated this time by ABC journalist David Bevan, John Schumann will be accompanied byAdelaidemates Rohan Powell on guitar and harmony vocals and Ian "Polly" Politis on keyboards and harmony vocals.
"In "Questions without Notice", the audience is a big part of the show. I remember the first question inCanberrawas from a 10 year old who asked me how old I was. He just about brought the house down. I told him to go home to bed," John Schumann said.
"In Canberra, the questions ranged from songs, to the music industry, parenthood, teaching, mainstream politics and politicians, the media, popstars as pollies, current affairs,Bali, entertaining our troops.... everything."
"I answered them all honestly - though I suspect some of the big end of town - sanctimonious media figures and tiresome, unprincipled politicians particularly - would have preferred I wasn't quite so frank and opinionated. I'm really glad David Bevan will be there to direct traffic - and hopefully keep me out of trouble,"
"Ask any of my mates. They'll tell you you'll never die wondering what I think," he said.