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Phil Jamieson and Davey Lane

Phil Jamieson and Davey Lane

6:30pm, Wed 7 July, 2021

Event Details



Doors 6.30pm (venue open for dinner / drinks)

Show time:

Davey Lane: 8.20 – 9.10pm
Phil Jamieson 9.30pm – 10.45pm

In a rare treat for Melbourne Aussie rock lovers, Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson and band are playing a unique one off show with special guest Davey Lane of You Am I. The show is happening Wednesday July 7 at the Brunswick Ballroom. 

Phil and Davey's appearance together follows the release of Phil's new singles ‘Kapow!’ and ‘Rubberband’; two tracks that highlight Jamieson’s talents as an emotive songwriter and storyteller. "Kapow" also features additional guitars and production courtesy of Davey. The two tracks are available digitally through the usual outlets, or combined on a limited edition 7" single from Phil's website -

In addition to joining Phil on stage, Davey Lane will perform his own set, taking in material from his recent solo album Don’t Bank Your Heart On It. Davey is also about to release a new single, "Reign In Silence", a cover originally by Belarusian doom metal group Gods Tower.

Phil Jamieson Bio - Kapow / Rubberband

To kick off a new year and a new chapter of creativity, Phil Jamieson announces the release of new singles ‘Kapow!’ and ‘Rubberband’. Two tracks that highlight Jamieson’s talents as an emotive songwriter and storyteller, also featuring additional guitars and production courtesy of Davey Lane (You Am I), this new music is a perfect addition to what has become an impressive and enduring body of work.

Having spent over two decades entertaining crowds both as a solo artist and as the frontman of the ARIA-winning Australian outfit Grinspoon, the evolution of Phil Jamieson as a musician and songwriter has been one that fans have been able to follow closely. 

With the release of ‘Kapow!’ and ‘Rubberband’, fans are able to gain further insight into the type of space Jamieson is creating within now; a space seasoned by life experiences, unique perspectives and intimate honesty. 

“‘Kapow!’ is a song about that thrill and sense of wild abandonment one feels when falling in love for the first time; that kind of precipice moment where you stand and feel exhilaration and a rush – when everything is everything. This really is more for me; I’m doing it because I really like these songs and it’s taken me this long to like them. 2021 – here we go.” 

Phil Jamieson

‘Kapow!’ and ‘Rubberband’ are set to be released digitally and through a limited edition 7” vinyl roll out now.


“...What was most surprising was how proficient he was as a guitarist. I had always seen Phil as a frontman only. But this showed a deeper side to him. It showed the true songwriting genius he is.” 

Wall Of Sound

“Jamieson’s 20-odd years of musical experience and musicianship cannot be faulted, and it was an amazing experience to see someone so talented in their raw form.”

This is Radelaide

“Phil Jamieson, as lead vocalist and guitarist for the beloved Grinspoon, has long been one of Australian rock’s most revered frontmen, and when you remove the noise surrounding him, it’s even easier to see why.”

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Phil Jamieson was first introduced to Australian music fans back in 1995, with Grinspoon becoming the first act to win triple j’s Unearthed High competition with their debut single ‘Sickfest’. The band then became one of Australia’s most in-demand names - young leaders of a new wave of alternative music that would prove to be a strong thread in the tapestry of new Australian music.

The band’s graduation from Unearthed High to triple j mainstays ran alongside broader industry success. Grinspoon have enjoyed multi-platinum album sales, ARIA success, six Top 10 debuts and a strong presence in the hallowed triple j Hottest 100, where they have made the list 17 times, twice with the hit ‘Chemical Heart’ (#2 in 2002; #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time).

With thousands of shows to his name with Grinspoon, Jamieson’s live performance talents have continued to diversify and develop as he has explored new stages and formats. Embracing a solo career that has seen him perform over 100 shows Australia-wide over the years, Jamieson made the transition from live music venues to the boards of theatres around the country in 2017, being cast as St. Jimmy in the Australian stage production of American Idiot. The Broadway musical made an impactful debut with its initial Australian premiere in Brisbane, leading to a national tour in 2018 - a performance that earned Jamieson acclaim.

As well as performing and songwriting, Jamieson has been involved in a number of philanthropic and industry-specific initiatives. 

In 2013, Jamieson and Adam Zammit co-founded the Rock N Ride Tour for the national Youth and Mental Health Foundation, headspace. Bringing awareness to mental health issues faced by young people, the initiative saw a group of media figures, musicians and friends of Jamieson’s engage with local communities across a five-day motorcycle road trip, taking in over 5000km on the road.

While 2020 has seen Jamieson dedicate time to his new music, he was also seen on various stages around the country before COVID-19 forced the music industry (along with the rest of the country) to come to a halt. 

Participating in the massive Firefight Australia event in Sydney in February 2020, Jamieson and Grinspoon were part of the charity effort that raised over $10.7 million. Additionally, profits from Jamieson’s solo touring have been donated to national initiative Support Act, who continue to assist and uplift those in the music industry who are in need.

Since 2015, Jamieson has been an industry judge for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The Australian equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Prize, the prize awards $30,000 to an artist for a decided Australian Album of the Year - winners during Jamieson’s tenure including Courtney Barnett, A.B. Original and Sampa The Great.


Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting. 

Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving the Dinner & Show Menu for this show, with dinner served from 6:30pm.
When the Ballroom offers a Dinner & Show experience, meals must be pre-booked with your tickets prior to the event. Only patrons who pre-purchase a Dinner & Show experience are able to dine in the venue on the night. You can view the delicious menu by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.