Love Police Present:
TONY JOE WHITE
7:30pm, Wed 13th March, 2013
The Basement, NSW
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The Swamp Fox returns to Australia in 2013.
You may know him as the Swamp Fox, you may know him by his birth name, you may just know his timeless music, but it doesn't really matter how you know him - the main thing is that you're acquainted at all with the one-and-only Tony Joe White.
This bona fide legend of the music game has been honing his craft now for the best part of 50 years. He was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin' Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.
His recording career has now spanned parts of six different decades and spawned over 20 albums, and he's had his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Etta James, so he's clearly no mug with a tune. He can dish them out himself though, having worked with genre stars such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The MGs, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, to name but a few of the big names who've shared a stage or studio with White over the journey.
And TJW is no peddler of mere nostalgia, he's still relevant as ever - his last album of studio originals, The Shine (2010), being lauded by many as up there with his finest work - although his impending Australian sojourn is on the back of his new 3-CD retrospective Collected, a massive look back over his entire venerated career which should have him in a pretty reflective state of mind and ready to reach back into the deep, dark corners of his brilliant catalogue of songs.
So whether you've been with White for the duration or are a newcomer to his incredible music it matters not - come along and join the festivities when the inimitable Tony Joe White hits Australia in March 2013. You just can't keep this good man down.
Gen. admission Standing: $55+ booking fee pre-sale
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
At the door if available: $60
Dinner & Show tickets: $109.80 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 (02) 9251 2797
(Mon-Fri 10am - 5:00pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, BETWEEN 9.15 - 9.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
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 and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 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).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
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.