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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.

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