Tim Rogers & Abbe May : DEC 13
Tim Rogers formed You Am I with his school friend Nick Tischler and his own older brother Jaimme Rogers in 1989, though the line-up shifted around early on, settling on Andy Kent on bass and Mark Tunaley on drums. After the recording of their first album, Sound As Ever, Tunaley was asked to leave the band and Russell Hopkinson joined, forming the 'classic' You Am I line-up, winning high praise for their excellent Hi Fi Way, Hourly Daily and #4 Record albums. Second guitarist Davey Lane - initially part of The Twin Set touring band - joined in 1999. Also in 1999, Tim released his first solo album, What Rhymes With Cars And Girls. He won an ARIA award for Best Male Artist for the album. The initial release of You Am I's fifth album, Dress Me Slowly also contained a bonus disc entitled The Temperance Union EP, consisting of 8 songs Tim had recorded and written, mostly solo. He took the name of the EP - based loosely on the Woman's Christian Temperance Union - to name his backing band for his subsequent solo albums, starting with Spit Polish in 2004. 2005 saw the release of a Temperance Union double album, Dirty Ron/Ghost Songs, featuring various special guests including Missy Higgins, Donna Simpson and Rebecca Barnard. In September 2007 he released his fourth solo album, The Luxury Of Hysteria, his first credited solely to his name (though The Temperance Union do play on the album). Tim Rogers is an instantly recognisable name and has earned critical acclaim for his unique Australian songwriting and has endeared himself to a whole generation.
Abbe May spent her late teens and early twenties in Australia’s sleaziest rock venues, busted up studios and unreliable tour vans in various solo and band incarnations. With sly humour, Abbe has graduated from her critically acclaimed early explorations of rock and blues, to become a guitar slinging goddess with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy indie riff-rock, psychedelia and blues.
Abbe’s new album ‘Design Desire’ was released in July 2011 to universal acclaim and also enjoyed feverish global radio support for the singles ‘Mammalian Locomotion’, ‘Taurus Chorus’ and title track ‘Design Desire’. TV has also fea- tured numerous successful programme syncs, including the online stir caused by the very popular inclusion of ‘Mammalian Locomotion’ as the closing track on a recent episode of the hit series ‘Entourage’.
6pm - Gates
7pm - Abbe May
8pm - Tim Rogers
Support Act: ABBE MAY