Here’s Your Chance to Spend Anzac Day 2023 With an Australian Music Icon
With Anzac Day fast approaching, you’re probably already weighing up how to best spend the national day of remembrance for all our diggers. That being the case, get ready to add a new option to the number one spot on your list as one of Australia’s most gifted singer-songwriters – not to mention a raconteur, larrikin and all-round gent – Tim Rogers will be performing a very special solo show at The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre in Sydney’s Marrickville from 6pm. But you’d better get there early and have “one for the country” as ticketing will operate on a first-in best-dressed basis with strictly no bookings.
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For those who are unaware (and you should really take a long hard look in the mirror if this applies to you), Rogers is the driving force behind the iconic rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse You Am I, who’ve been tearing up stages for 30 years now, during which time they’ve recorded 12 albums and counting. The ARIA Award-winning Rogers has also released five solo albums, the most recent of which – Tines Of Stars Unfurled – launched in February to much acclaim.
By taking to the Lucky Prawn stage, Rogers follows in the footsteps of fellow Aussie legend Paul Kelly, who put on an incredibly poignant Christmas gig back in December. After all, is it really Christmas if you haven’t had tears welling in your eyes to the sounds of “How To Make Gravy”?
Entry to the Beer & Leisure Centre on April 25th will cost just AUD$20 – a pittance to see a performance from one of Australian music’s genuine greats – and in the true spirit of Anzac Day all proceeds from entry will be donated to Legacy in support of veterans’ families.
Whether he’s just playing tracks from his new solo album or pulling out some of You Am I’s stone-cold classics – ”Heavy Heart” is a pretty good bet, but we’d also kill to hear a solo rendition of “Damage” – we’ll more than happily hand over a crisp lobster to see the man who’s been Australian guitar music’s standard-bearer for three decades (after we get in a few games of two-up of course).
Set times for Tim Rogers’ Anzac Day show at The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre are as follows…
12 – 4.30pm: Two-up
4.30pm: Babitha (Support Act)
6pm: Tim Rogers (Solo Act)