For those of you in Newcastle and Wollongong, two dates have been added.
FRIDAY MARCH 8TH – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
Tickets available @ http://www.bigtix.com.au/products/484-tim-rogers-the-bamboos.aspx
SATURDAY MARCH 9TH – UOW UNIBAR, WOLLONGONG
Tickets available @ http://www.bigtix.com.au/products/485-tim-rogers-the-bamboos.aspx
All tickets are on sale now!
Niche Productions & Premier Artists are pleased to present to you, the ‘The Rock ‘n Soul Medicine Show’, a series of national performances which brings together two iconic Australian artists in Tim Rogers (You Am I) and The Bamboos (Australia’s greatest Soul/Funk export).
Sparks flew when Rogers collaborated with Bamboos bandleader Lance Ferguson on one of the biggest songs of 2012, “I Got Burned”, which was included on the double ARIA Award nominated Bamboos album ‘Medicine Man’. The track was championed by the likes of Triple J, ABC Radio, and Triple M and was catapulted by a legendary live performance on ABC TV’s ‘Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight’.
And the Adam Hills performance here: http://youtu.be/XMfSSFpT99I
The song was to become the seed for this unique and explosive collaboration called the ‘The Rock ‘n Soul Medicine Show’.
“Tim Rogers operates on a musical plane that is so highly charged with pure, raw emotion that I know these shows are going to be crazily enjoyable and above all: DANGEROUS…” Lance Ferguson
Whether as part of You Am I, as a solo artist, or as a performer on stage and screen, Tim Rogers has carved a unique artistic career now in its third decade, that has been littered with awards, accolades, gold and platinum albums sales, and sold out shows across the globe. Fresh from an extensive national tour in support of his latest album ‘Rogers Sings Rogerstein’, Tim embarks on this latest phase with an enthusiasm and gusto, and a generosity of spirit that we have come to expect.
“I sallied outta our session for “Burned” daydreamin’ of being asked to do anything more with Lance and the band, whether it be prepare cocktails for Kylie or darn (Bamboos bassist) Yuri’s velvet socks. I’m pledging my pins and laying aside my B-List moves for this tour. Got A-list tastes in my tonsils. We aiming to please.” Tim Rogers
Bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos have come a long way since forming in 2001. Over five acclaimed albums, loved by both critics and devoted fans alike, their unique blend of hip hop, soul, funk, mod, psych and more, has made them impossible to pigeonhole. 2012 has been a big year with ‘Medicine Man’ becoming their biggest album to date and earning them ARIA nominations for Best Urban Album and Best Independent Release. The third nomination, for Best Live Act, was the sweetest of all as it was recognition of their hard earned reputation as one of the most explosive live acts in the country.
The full ten piece onstage line-up for these very special shows will be led by Tim Rogers on vocals, bandleader Lance Ferguson on guitar, and will of course feature the stunning resident Bamboos vocalists Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson.
These raucous merchants of Soul and Rock ‘n Roll will be rambling into your town very soon, peddling musical elixirs new and old from their own extensive back catalogues, alongside some carefully hand-picked covers.
See below for dates and venues:
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD- PERTH FESTIVAL, PERTH
Tickets available @ http://www.perthfestival.com.au
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28TH – QPAC, BRISBANE
Tickets available @ http://www.qpac.com.au
SATURDAY MARCH 2ND – LEONGATHA MEMORIAL HALL, LEONGATHA
Tickets available @ http://www.lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au
SUNDAY MARCH 10TH – WOMADELAIDE, ADELAIDE
Tickets available @ http://www.womadelaide.com.au
All tickets are on sale now!
Before Tim Rogers and I had lunch, he went for a walk near his home, earphones clamped to his head. He was tootling along minding his own business when a woman stopped him. ”I’d love to know,” she said in explanation, ”what Tim Rogers listens to on his morning walk.”
Well? ”I was listening to Tom Courtenay channelling Philip Larkin and the look of abject disappointment on her face … I could have said I was listening to Black Sabbath.”
Rogers Sings Rogerstein, Tim’s first solo album since 2007 will be released on 24 August on ABC Music’s imprint label FOUR | FOUR.
In between the U.S. tour and the new album, TR is writing the music for Blood Wedding, a bilingual Spanish-English play on at Malthouse Theatre next month. It’s on from 21 July to 19 August.
“I’m essentially wandering through this country of yours to visit my daughter, who is eleven, and lives in New York City…”
With that half of a sentence, an intro to a song new enough that I can’t find it online to link to, Tim Rogers flipped some switch I didn’t know existed and turned me into an emotional wreck.
Rogers said it offhandedly, like it wasn’t a big deal, but it felt like a huge deal, this Australian with a bottle of white wine and a green jacket, playing a small show in a tiny gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just trying to get east.
Read the rest of this review at Pye, Brown.
Tim has provided vocals for “I Got Burned”, a track from The Bamboos’ new album Medicine Man. He’s also in the video:
Along with Bojana Novakovic, Tim appeared on Stages on 2SER to talk about The Story of Mary MacLane By Herself (their segment starts at around the 13-minute mark) on 14 April.
On 19 April, Tim was on ABC 891 talking about Rage’s 25th anniversary with Madeline Palmer, the show’s Producer/Programmer.
On 22 April, he stopped in at ABC 702.