Ahead of his opening set on Young Lions 'Burn' 10th-anniversary tour, we caught up with Chasing Ghosts' Jimmy Kyle and learned about his most memorable concert experiences.
My three favourite shows!
Okay, I’m being a little cheeky here, but the Good Things festival tour was technically three shows, and undoubtedly three that left an indelible impact on my experience as a musician. Internally, 15-year-old me was having a surreal experience!
Huge crowds are great and fun for sure, but I think it was seeing fans and punters who had come to lots of shows over the years all in one spot singing along [that] was unreal! The weather was amazing, and in fairness, I doubt I’ll ever forget going bowling with Dino [Cazares] from Fear Factory and having Millencolin wanting to yarn up about didgeridoos. Everyone was humble, friendly and genuinely lovely!
My second favourite show was a solo show supporting the big sister First Nations woman, soul and roots icon Emma Donovan at the NGV in Naarm. That bill also hosted two of the most amazing First Nations artists, including traditional songman Fred Leone, who’s just been in Europe touring with Xavier Rudd, and Noongar woman Bumpy, who is one of the country’s best vocalists and blowing up endlessly.
I really couldn’t believe the cultural and musical alumni around me in dedication to the passing of a very special musician and Stolen Generations survivor, Uncle Archie Roach. Brother Fred, Bumpy, Tidda Emma and I also sang his song We Won’t Cry, which featured the late great blak King of Arts Jack Charles on a live version of the song. This was a very special experience to share with mob and honour our beloved Elders who’ve returned to the Dreaming.
My third and final favourite show is a toss-up between playing with D At Sea at a sold-out London show or playing with my cousins in the bush in Millbank at the local hall for my Uncle Neal’s 70th.
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To me, it’s not just about hanging out with Soulfly or jamming with mob honouring those special to us; it’s all of it. It’s the connection you feel with other musicians and, most importantly, the audience!
Chasing Ghosts will open for Young Lions on their ‘Burn’ tenth-anniversary Australian tour; Jimmy Kyle will also perform solo sets opening for Trophy Eyes on their regional Australian tour. You can find tour dates for both tours below.
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER - THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER - MARYS UNDERGROUND, SYDNEY
THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER - STAY GOLD, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER - JIVE BAR, ADELAIDE
Tickets via Destroy All Lines
11.10 CAIRNS Edge Hill Tavern*
12.10 TOWNSVILLE Dalrymple Tavern*
13.10 MACKAY Seabreeze Hotel*
14.10 GLADSTONE Harvey Road Tavern*
19.10 ALBURY Beer Deluxe^
20.10 CANBERRA UC Hub^ [SELLING FAST]
21.10 ULLADULLA Marlin Hotel+
26.10 SOUTH MORANG Commercial Hotel> [SELLING FAST]
27.10 FRANKSTON Pier Bandroom> [SELLING FAST]
28.10 BALLARAT Volta> [SOLD OUT]
29.10 TORQUAY Torquay Hotel [SELLING FAST]
3.11 COOLANGATTA Coolangatta Hotel* NEW SHOW
4.11 SUNSHINE COAST SolBar* NEW SHOW
10.11 WOLLONGONG UniBar^ NEW SHOW
11.11 NEWCASTLE King Street Bandroom^ NEW SHOW
Tickets via Trophy Eyes’ website