The Whitlams Announce Early Years ’93 – ’97 National Tour Featuring Scott Owen of The Living End
The Whitlams four piece is joined by Scott Owen from The Living End to recreate the rollicking energy of its first three albums. Who better to rip through the double bass classics from ’93 to ’97 than the human powerhouse who has driven The Living End’s famous rhythm section since its inception.
The distinctive slapping catgut of the double bass propelled The Whitlams onto the airwaves through the mid 90s, from their debut Gough in 1993, to the crossover hit I Make Hamburgers in 1995, to the frenetic You Sound Like Louis Burdett in 1997. Scott Owen will join the band for the first hour of the show in which they will perform the best of Introducing The Whitlams, Undeniably The Whitlams and Eternal Nightcap.
The Whitlams’ No.1 No Aphrodisiac marked the band’s evolution onto electric bass, with the reflective first half of the song being recorded on double bass, and the second half on electric. At that pivotal moment Whitlams’ bassist Ian Peres will move from the Hammond organ onto bass and bring the show home with a string of the more recent hits like the ever relevant Blow Up the Pokies.
The Whitlams are Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Terepai Richmond on drums, and newest member, Ian Peres, on Hammond organ and electric bass.
The Whitlams was a touring phenomenon way before their breakout 1997 hit Eternal Nightcap. They forged a reputation as a brilliant live act with a raw earthy musicality on countless East Coast tours from 1993 to 1996 with the late Andy Lewis on double bass.
Tim Freedman says, “Scott and I have been talking about this idea for five years, and at last our schedules have clicked. Terepai and Scott will absolutely explode in these early songs, and it will be thrilling to hear the energy that Andy Lewis brought to the first line-up so long ago on stage once again.”
Pre-sale commences Tuesday 23rd May and General Public tickets on sale Thursday 25th May 2023
**Tickets available via https://thewhitlams.com/tour/ **