Tim Rogers, You Am I front man, celebrated songwriter, football fan, dilettante and writer returns with a brand new record and live show playing a solo show at The Grace Emily Hotel.
With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, Tim Rogers remarkable resume encompasses the world of Music, Film, Television and Stage.
As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll bands, Tim Rogers has released 10 studio albums, three of which have debuted at number one in consecutive order – 1995’s Hi Fi Way, 1996’s Hourly Daily and 1998’s #4 Record – with the records receiving ARIA Awards and multiple platinum and gold status for commercial sales. The band has been released internationally, and toured worldwide, headlining shows across North America and Europe.
2013 saw You Am I reissue remastered versions of their first three albums, Sound As Ever, Hi Fi Way and Hourly Daily, complete with extra tracks including never-before-released live material, Demo’s, alternate versions and B’sides. In support of these releases You Am I presented live performances of Hourly Daily and Hi Fi Way back-to-back in a lush theatre-styled extravaganza. You Am I sold over 10,000 tickets in Sydney and Melbourne alone, and this sold out run of national shows proved to be one of the most successful tours in the bands long and illustrious career.
In addition to You Am I, Tim Rogers has released critically acclaimed solo albums, and a number of collaborations with fellow musicians including Tex Perkins, The Temperance Union and The Bamboos. In 2012 Tim released his fifth and most recent solo album (his second without a backing band) the critically acclaimed Rogers Sings Rogerstein.
Tim has also lent his talents to acting in film – with one of his most notable role’s in the 2013 musical/thriller film The Boy Castaways – which featured Rogers and fellow Australian musician Megan Washington. Tim also appears alongside Mia Wasikowska in the feature film Tracks, released in March 2014. He has also performed significant roles on television and in theatre.
Tim’s career has spanned over 2 decades – not just across music, film Television and Theatre. He is a published writer in the likes of The Age and The Monthly, and has encapsulated the passion of every AFL football fan as the face of the AFL final series on TV screens across the country. He has stood in front of 50,000 screaming rock fans, but is just as at home playing an acoustic guitar and joking with the locals in a community run country town venue.
Hailing from a mining town in WA, Tim Rogers has spent his considerable energy over these very memorable years, taking his talents to the world. And now in his early 40’s and with a kit bag of experience and wisdom under his belt, has become a fully formed truly modern Australian icon.
Tim Rogers plays the Grace Emily Hotel on Friday 24 March. Tickets will no doubt sell out so make sure you get yours from Moshtix. Tim also plays A Day On The Green with the Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Femmes, The Whitlams and the Models at Annie’s Lane in Clare on Saturday 25 March. Tickets from A Day On The Green.