FORMER GRINSPOON FRONTMAN HEADLINES SURFERS PARADISE LIVE FEST
Phil Jamieson may be one of Australia’s best-known rockers but lately he has been demonstrating an unexpected love for kitchen gadgets.
The Grinspoon frontman is a passionate convert to the uses of the Thermomix, the kitchen appliance which retails at more than $2000 in Australia, and he has been pictured demonstrating its features. It is a far cry from Jamieson’s wild rock’n’roll days. He overcame an ice addiction seven years ago and has always been renowned for his high-energy on stage.
Now Jamieson is happily settled into his home on the mid-north coast of NSW with his family and his new-found role as a foodie has clearly brought him plenty of joy.
Music fans need not worry though, because Jamieson is heading to the Gold Coast this weekend to headline the inaugural Surfers Paradise Live festival.
Performing alongside acts like Sneaky Sound System and Bonjah, Jamieson says he’s looking forward playing to three-day event.
“I can’t wait – it’s going to be a blast,” he says.
“I’ve loved playing the Goldy since the early days so it will be awesome to come back and party with you all.”
He says fans can look forward to hearing some new and old favourites. “I’ll be playing some solo stuff, as well as some Grinners tunes but not the ‘classics’,” he says. “They’ve been pretty severely rearranged so while they’re still the same songs, they will have a fairly different structure and vibe.”
Recently, the musician faced his toughest gig yet – he tried on a kids entertainer hat for children’s festival Dress Up Attack.
“It was awesome – kids are a tough audience though,” he says.
“They’ll just walk away if they aren’t impressed.
“They have none of the polite social conventions that adults have.”
Phil Jamieson, Surfers Paradise Live, tomorrow night
Phil Jamieson has tapped into a quieter self but will be partying tomorrow.