THE WHITLAMS – Live at Tilly’s
The Whitlams four piece is joined by Scott Owen from The Living End to recreate therollicking energy of its first three albums. Who better to rip through the double bass classicsfrom ’93 to ’97 than the human powerhouse who has driven The Living End’s famousrhythm section since its inception.
The distinctive slapping catgut of the double bass propelled The Whitlams onto the airwavesthrough the mid 90s, from their debut “Gough” in 1993, to the crossover hit “I MakeHamburgers” in 1995, to the frenetic “You Sound Like Louis Burdett” in 1997. Scott Owenwill 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, withthe reflective first half of the song being recorded on double bass, and the second half onelectric. At that pivotal moment Whitlams’ bassist Ian Peres will move from the Hammondorgan onto bass and bring the show home with a string of the more recent hits likethe ever relevant “Blow Up the Pokies”.The Whitlams are Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, TerepaiRichmond 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 “EternalNightcap”.
They forged a reputation as a brilliant live act with a raw earthy musicality oncountless 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 lastour 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 longago on stage once again.”“The songs splash colours across a portrait of a lonesome, inner-city suburbia that fewothers can match for original detail and authenticity…. The Whitlams have never soundedeven mildly like anybody else.” – The Newcastle Herald