Hit­ting the road for an acous­tic tour, Jimmy Barnes will play songs from the Flesh and Wood al­bum, as well as some of his big­gest hits

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE & LOUD - KATHY MCCABE

Backed by a nine­piece band, the un­mis­tak­able voice of Jimmy Barnes will grace the Jupiters The­atre stage this week­end. Hit­ting the road for a Flesh and Wood acous­tic tour, the Aus­tralian mu­sic leg­end will play songs from the Flesh and Wood al­bum as well as some of his big­gest hits and favourite songs.

Aug­mented by a lus­cious string sec­tion, this spe­cial con­cert will fea­ture only acous­tic in­stru­ments but will be brought to life with Jimmy’s trade­mark rock ‘n roll swag­ger.

In 1993, Jimmy Barnes gath­ered a few friends to help record his sev­enth al­bum, Flesh and Wood, which in­cluded duets with some leg­endary Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional artists, in­clud­ing Diesel, Archie Roach, Ross Wil­son, Tommy Em­manuel, Don Walker, Deb­o­rah Con­way, The Badloves and the late, great Joe Cocker.

It was the nat­u­ral course of mu­sic his­tory for Barnes to launch a solo ca­reer when Cold Chisel called it quits, the first time, with the Last Stand tour in 1983.

His de­but record, Bodyswerve, was re­leased the fol­low­ing year, de­buted at No.1 and fea­tured the song he calls his mantra, No Sec­ond Prize.

Barnes laughs now at just how ter­ri­fied he was about launch­ing his solo ca­reer.

Jimmy Barnes is per­form­ing at Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino to­mor­row night.

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