There’ll be something for everybody when ARIA Award-winning singer, songwriter and raconteur Phil Jamieson brings his solo show to Avoca Beach theatre early next year.
In the stripped-back acoustic Nobody Else Tour, the Grinspoon frontman will showcase his critically acclaimed debut solo album, Somebody Else.
The album resonates with sharp rock and pop sensibilities and was years in the making, with Jamieson working alongside Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson, as well as Davey Lane, Jordan Power and Ben Rosen on production.
After gigging and touring extensively both with the band and solo, Jamieson closed out 2023 with a sold-out national Grinspoon tour supported by Private Function before turning his attention to the Nobody Else Tour.
“The set list will have rearranged songs for this particular format,” he said.
“After the exploration that Grinspoon have done on Easy and New Detention, I may play some deep cuts of those records.
“I’m also looking forward to road-testing some new material that I have been working on for my sophomore solo joint.”
The Nobody Else Tour will offer fans a rare and unforgettable experience, with reimagined arrangements specifically designed by Jamieson for the intimate venues lined up for the tour.
“There are venues I have never played; there are venues here that I love.
“It’ll be summer in Australia, and I am playing brand new music as well as stuff from 25 years ago.
“I love being solo; it’s a challenging space but also super rewarding.”
Grinspoon’s debut album Guide To Better Living (1997) spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50 and went double-platinum.
Since then the band has seen multiple Top Ten charting albums, ARIA Award wins and nominations and festival appearances at Big Day Out, Homebake, Falls Festival and Splendour In The Grass.
Grinspoon performed at the NRL grand final and the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Melbourne.
Throughout the journey, Jamieson’s nuanced performances and songwriting prowess have fortified and evolved, with a foray into musical theatre in his starring role as St Jimmy in the Australian production of the Broadway musical American Idiot.
The 18+ show will be at Avoca Beach Theatre on Sunday, January 21.
Tickets are available at https://www.avocabeachtheatre.com.au or call 4382 1777.