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UPDATE(18/05/20): Tim’s performance of ‘Most Wanted Man’ (by Paul Kelly). Full episode, including Tim interviewing Paul Kelly below.

Tim will be appearing on The State of Music: Episode Three this Saturday 16th May – 7pm AEST*

Episode Three features Paul Kelly with Alex Lahey, Archie Roach, Meg Mac, Mo’Ju, Solo (Horrorshow), Tim Freedman, our Tim, Vika & Linda Bull. Hosted by Jane Gazzo with Tim who will also be performing.
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Ooh, look, a YouTube vid of me in a singlet. Just what the people wanted.
It’s a home-office rendition of I’ll Take Lonely Tonight, a song I wrote about not having sex. : )

The studio version comes out in about a month (it’s very cool I can’t wait woohoo etc), but I want you guys to be able to learn it and record your own versions, if you wanna, before I drop mine.

Maybe one day, somewhere, I’ll be able to get one of you lovely mofos up to play it with me.

Lyrics and Chords below.
Loads of lockdown love to you all.
xt

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UPDATE (25/04/20) as promised: Missy Higgins singing ‘Carry You’ with Tim on piano:

The entire show is available on YouTube here.

Tim’s joined the stellar line-up of artists for MUSIC FROM THE HOME FRONT this Saturday 25th April, 2020.

The programme will air in Australia and New Zealand only but footage of Tim’s performance will be available here after the event – we’ll let you know via social media.

Australia: 7.30PM LOCAL – NINE (and 9NOW 7.30pm AEST)

New Zealand: 9.30PM NZST – THREE (and THREENOW)

More details and the full line up here
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Australian Hip Hop pioneer, writer and actor BRIGGS has teamed up with Tim to record ‘HOUSEFYRE’ and to film the video from the splendid isolation of their own homes.

Stream/Download: Briggs.lnk.to/HousefyrePR

Sales and streams of this song are being donated to the #FNC19Appeal here.

Briggs: “Cabin fever manifests in strange ways and while I’ve been stuck at home working on new music and practising good social distancing, the idea came to me to hit up my friend Tim Minchin to work on a fun idea. Black and red together hasn’t looked this good since the ’93 grand final.”

Tim: “I’ve been wanting to do something with Briggs for years but couldn’t work out what idea to go to him with. Then a few days ago, he sent a track over and asked if I’d wanna write a chorus for it. I think my exact words were “fuck yeah”. So much fun to make, and such a buzz to work with the Senator.”

Starring: Briggs and Tim Minchin
Director / Editor: Christiaan Van Vuuren
Graphics and VFX: Alex Gabbott
Music and Lyrics: Briggs, Tim Minchin & Trials

-Lyrics-

Da-dup da-dup oh
Come, little baby, shelter from the storm
We’re goin’ viral & the fire is warm
Keepin’ calm, carryin’ on, Scotty’s latest presser is depressin’
So we’re tuning in to this approved message from the Senator:
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Visit Live Nation for more information and Tickets.

As you might already know, due to the recent announcement by the Australian Government recommending that all public gatherings over 500 people do not proceed, Tim’s BACK Encore Tour of Australia has been rescheduled. Here are the new show dates in January and February 2021:
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This short film about how Tee Ken made the extraordinary Leaving LA music video is almost more fun than the video itself. I find it absolutely fascinating and extremely cool, and I reckon you will too. Next up: a film about the making of the “making of” film. Lol

More info: http://bit.ly/LeavingLABlog
LEAVING LA Stream/Download: timminchin.ffm.to/leavingla

Directed and Edited by Jess Black
Shot by Cam Campbell
Colour Grade by Paul Komadina

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My upcoming shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne & Brisbane are being postponed. We’ve no real choice, I’m afraid.

I’m gutted for my audiences who have saved & travelled. And for my band & crew who lose work. And for the venues & promoter. And for myself, cos I HATE not delivering.

We are hustling to reschedule. The ticket agency will be emailing on Monday to confirm the postponement, & though I don’t know if we’ll have new dates by then, please know we are trying our hardest!

Lots of love. Don’t panic, wash ya hands,
And don’t take ya sniffle to your Gran’s.

LIVE NATION – Information: Postponed and Cancelled Shows

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Here it is! Leaving LA is the first of a handful of singles to be released ahead of the full album later this year.

Stream/Download:
timminchin.ffm.to/leavingla

I heartily suggest you watch this on a reasonable sized screen with some lovely headphones / speakers and the volume turned up to 9. My producer, Mr Daniel Denholm, has done a beautiful job with the audio, and the wondrous Tee Ken Ng has made a film unlike anything you have seen.
(UPDATE: You can now watch The Making of Leaving LA on YouTube or below).

We really hope you think it doesn’t suck.

Lyrics, and for fun there’s a Glossary, below.

Leaving LA – Music and Lyrics Tim Minchin. Film by Tee Ken Ng
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Tim’s releasing his long-awaited debut album later this year, through BMG.

He’s signed an exclusive global label deal with BMG and ‘Leaving LA’, the first single from the album, will be released on March 13th.

Tim said: “I’ve been writing songs for 35 years, and have never released a studio album. Too many distractions. Signing with BMG has given me focus, and the confidence to aim for a record that isn’t defined by anyone else’s expectations. I’m loving the freedom, loving the process, and loving the team at BMG. They’re cool and nice”.
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Photo courtesy of Patch Theatre

As many of you know, in 2019 our BACK tour generated over three quarters of a million dollars for charities in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The beneficiaries included family & adoption services, mental health support, domestic violence shelters, music programs for underprivileged kids, and refugee support organisations.

For the 2020 encore tour, I’ve decided to donate exclusively to independent theatres. Yay. Ongoing cuts to the arts sector by our incumbent conservative federal government have hit small-to-medium arts organisations hard. I feel strongly that independent theatre is vital to the cultural health of our country. Not only because these groups produce fantastic work in their own right, but because independent theatre is the breeding ground of future mainstream artists. The huge cultural and economic impact of a big commercial show like Matilda the Musical (to choose just one close-to-home example) would not exist without the independent theatres that let Dennis Kelly and I get our hands dirty in the early days.

Below is a list of the fantastic companies we are supporting.

All of this is possible because of my generous audience members who buy the highly inflated “VIP charity seats” we sell for each show. We are also supported in our mission by Live Nation, Ticketek, APRA and the venues we play in, who all have agreed again to waive their fees on the charity tickets.

For the rest of you reading this: go see a play at an independent theatre near you! There’s so much great stuff out there, and it’s often really affordable!
Love.
T

Hobart

Tasmania Performs
Tasmania Performs maximises opportunities for artists, ensuring their diverse voices and stories are shared across the world. With a recent focus on supporting the careers of the island’s palalwa artists.
 
Donations from the Hobart concerts have helped leverage a significant investment from both the State and Federal governments for a new First Nations children’s work that will tour Australia in 2021.

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At each of his concerts Tim shares a portion of the profits with a local not-for-profit organisation. This year he’s donating to independent theatre companies. As the Adelaide Festival’s 60th anniversary concert is a free event, Tim’s offering a special limited edition Tim Minchin/PATCH Tote Bag. You can pick one up from the merchandise tent and take it to the supermarket…help rid the world of plastic… you know how it goes.

The bags are $20 each with all proceeds going to Patch Theatre Company and their reimagined style of design rich theatrical experiences that put children and their curiosity first.

This Tote Bag will ONLY be available for sale on Saturday between 5pm (when doors open) and 10pm (the end of concert).

Patch’s latest performance – The Lighthouse“part installation, part scientific quest, part rave.” is on at the Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, 25th February – 7th March 2020 and is suitable for all ages.

Tickets and more information can be found here.

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UPDATE (17/03/20) Splendour In The Grass is being rescheduled to Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2020 at North Byron Parklands. More details here.

Tim’s headlining the GW McLennan tent on Saturday 24th October!.

You’ll find the full line-up and more information at splendourinthegrass.com #SITG2020

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Full transcript below

Stream/download ‘Carry You’: MissyHiggins.lnk.to/CarryYou

‘Carry You’ Official VIDEO and lyrics

Tim wrote ‘Carry You’ for the television series UPRIGHT. Co-written and starring Tim, UPRIGHT follows two misfits thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, as they forge an unlikely bond in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other. Tim asked Missy Higgins to record the song, in her distinctive style, for the closing credits. UPRIGHT is available in Australia on FOXTEL, on NOW TV in the UK and on Super Channel Fuse for viewers in Canada. More details and a teaser here.

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Tim has been honoured with the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the performing arts, and to the community, on the 2020 Australia Day Honours list.

Quoted in The Standard, Tim said: “I found it a genuinely – though the word makes me squirm – humbling experience.” Speaking of the “quiet achievers”, the people whose names are not well known, he added: “People from different backgrounds working in different fields being acknowledged for doing extraordinary things. It’s truly an honour to be amongst them,”

The full list of Australia Day Honours 2020 recipients can be found here.
#honours2020

UPDATE 03/02/20: ABC News have just released this video of Tim talking about being recognised in the Australia Day Honours:

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Here, finally, is the promised release of Carry You. It is the version from the credits of the final episode of UPRIGHT, performed by the completely frickin wonderful Missy Higgins. Man, I love her voice. (Actually, I love her in general). It’s produced by Sarah and Richie Belkner. Other credits and details below. Hope you like it as much as I do. Xx

Stream/download: MissyHiggins.lnk.to/CarryYou
On sale 12am January 24th (local time) in each territory worldwide.

UPDATE (04/02/20): For those who’ve been asking; ‘Carry You’ is now available everywhere. Links to Apple Music, iTunes & Amazon Music have been added and it can be found for download on Amazon too.

‘Carry You’ – Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Vocals – Missy Higgins
Piano/Rhodes/Synths – Sarah Belkner
Drums – Evan Mannell
Flugelhorn – Dane Laboyrie

Produced by: Sarah Belkner & Richard Belkner
Recorded by: Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios, Sydney & Richard Stolz at Woodstock Studios, Melbourne
Mixed By: Richard Belkner
Mastered By: Michael Lynch

Video Directed by Josef Gatti

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