TIM FREEDMAN'S FIRESIDE CHAT - Early Show
8:30pm, Wed 4th July, 2012
The Basement, NSW
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Tim Freedman's Fireside Chat will be an evening of grand piano, sweet melody and pointed opinions. Already renowned as a raconteur between songs, this year Tim will link the tunes together with some extended yarns such as "How I learned to stop worrying and hate Triple J" and "Why Caroline Overington described my father as a Jewish accountant in The Age".
Tim Freedman is best known as the lead singer/songwriter of The Whitlams, an ARIA Group of the Year, with a string of gold and multi-platinum albums. His songs of charming well-crafted cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.
His first themed solo tour in 2005 coincided with the launch of the DVD The Whitlams Years 1992 - 2004 and told the story of the band's early days. His second, which culminated in six-night run at the Vanguard, Sydney 2009, grouped his songs from across the albums according to which girlfriend they were written about.
It is no surprise that Tim's solo shows have become as popular as his four-piece band shows. The Whitlams success has always been about the emotional clout of his songs, which is laid bare when the rock adornments are removed.
The last few years saw Tim play The Whitlams' "Best of" with every state orchestra around the country including seven nights with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House. Their 1997 album, Eternal Nightcap, was recently voted No. 17 in the Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time on his favourite radio station Triple J.
Late last year Tim released his solo debut album, Australian Idle, and toured with his new band The Idle. The album is an unabashedly joyful 70's piano-pop outing, and the first single is a remake of Billy Field's You Weren't in Love With Me, which is enjoying extensive airplay nationally.
Catch Tim Freedman on his national Fireside Chat Winter Solo Tour
PLEASE NOTE, THIS SHOW STARTS AT 8.30PM
Gen. admission Standing: $35 + booking fee presale OR
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
$42 on the door if available.
Dinner & Show tickets: $89.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW THEY MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT. ADDITIONALLY DINNER & SHOW TICKETS MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE RING THE CLUB ON 9251 2797
ALL PATRONS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18
ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
(Applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. [All quoted prices include tax].
Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
Dress: Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED UNDER THE DATE ABOVE.