Tim Rogers is sitting at a primo table, having a drink while he reads a book. Catherine Britt’s ma is out back selling the merch and the “older” crowd are finishing off the last of their dinner. Welcome to the madhouse AKA the Sydney debut for Australia’s very own alt-country supergroup, The Hillbilly Killers.
Following on from their debut appearance together at the 2013 Telstra Road to Discovery, The Hillbilly Killers will be playing together over a more extensive run of dates. Made up of Tim Rogers, Bill Chambers and Catherine Britt, The Hillbilly Killers is a result of just over two years writing and completing demos. Definitely get out and see the band perform - you're not often going to get the chance to see three performers of this calibre take to the stage together.
The second annual Clarkefield Music Festival will be held on the 17th of March! Raising money in order to assist children and their families living in poverty in Cambodia, the festival has brought a great line-up of bands together for this awesome cause. All proceeds from the festival will be forwarded directly to the running of a new school for over a thousand children living in the Kampong Thom province in Cambodia.
Artists set to perform at the Clarkefield Music Festival are:
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Clarkfield near Sunbury, Victoria is holding it's 2nd music festival on Sunday March 17 with all money going towards the Cambodia Kids Foundation.
Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas, The Toot Toot Toots, Sal Kimber, Charles Jenkins will join local acts on the day which not only brings live music to regional Victoria but will raise money for a great cause.
The Melbourne Zoo is about to get wild in a whole other way, with the announcement of their 2013 Twilight Zoo Program, with tickets available now. Kicking off on January 25 with ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins, the Zoo Twilight Program, sees the zoo put on a live music event every Friday and Saturday night through until March 9th.
The Telstra Road to Discovery is coming to an end, with a mind blowing finale headlined by The Hillbilly Killers in their premier performance. With a huge lineup of past and present winners and the top ten artists from the competition, The Telstra Road to Discovery Final is sure to get Tamworth rocking on January 22nd.
Larry catches up with the one and only Tim Rogers at Homebake, where they discuss performing, the band, new records, The Bamboos and much more...
Proving to be a massive success with audiences in Echuca-Moama, Melbourne, regional Victoria and southern New South Wales, the Riverboats Festival is making a great comeback next year, with Pete Murray set to headline the 2013 festival!
Artists who are set to join Murray include the likes of the following:
Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
No matter what may happen on stage, there's always something happening behind the stage: we do that every week here on The State of Affairs. This week: Sam Sparro gives producers an opportunity to remix his music, an opportunity to educate yourself to get into DIY audience expansion, and a bunch of Australian artists grab a heap of grants to tour around Australia and provide workshops.
Pete Murray, Tim Rogers and Clare Bowditch are some of the first acts announced for the second Riverboats music festival on the banks of the Murray River in the Echuca-Moama region on the Victoria and New South Wales.
As a 90’s teenager who was obsessed with 70’s rock and metal, I never spent much time listening to Triple J and as a result, was a late comer to the band You Am I. In 2001 I tagged along with a good friend and his Rogers obsessed sister to the Tivoli Hotel in Adelaide and my mind was blown away by the performance of Tim Rogers with his amazing stage presence, pure charm and the hugely energetic, embodiment of all that is rock and roll.