The Whitlams Announce Early Years ’93 – ’97 National Tour Featuring Scott Owen of the Living End

“The songs splash colours across a portrait of a lonesome, inner-city suburbia that few others can match for original detail and authenticity….The Whitlams have never sounded even mildly like anybody else.”Newcastle Heral

The Whitlams four piece is joined by Scott Owen from The Living End to recreate the rollicking energy of its first three albums. Who better to rip through the double bass classics from ’93 to ’97 than the human powerhouse who has driven The Living End’s famous rhythm section since its inception.

The distinctive slapping catgut of the double bass propelled The Whitlams onto the airwaves through the mid 90s, from their debut ‘Gough’ in 1993, to the crossover hit ‘I Make Hamburgers’ in 1995, to the frenetic ‘You Sound Like Louis Burdett’ in 1997. Scott Owen will join the band for the first hour of the show in which they will perform the best of Introducing The Whitlams, Undeniably The Whitlams and Eternal Nightcap.


The Whitlams’ No.1 ‘No Aphrodisiac’ marked the band’s evolution onto electric bass, with the reflective first half of the song being recorded on double bass, and the second half on electric. At that pivotal moment Whitlams’ bassist Ian Peres will move from the Hammond organ onto bass and bring the show home with a string of the more recent hits like the ever relevant ‘Blow Up the Pokies’.


The Whitlams are Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Terepai Richmond on drums, and newest member, Ian Peres, on Hammond organ and electric bass.


The Whitlams was a touring phenomenon way before their breakout 1997 hit Eternal Nightcap. They forged a reputation as a brilliant live act with a raw earthy musicality on countless East Coast tours from 1993 to 1996 with the late Andy Lewis on double bass.


Tim Freedman says, “Scott and I have been talking about this idea for five years, and at last our schedules have clicked. Terepai and Scott will absolutely explode in these early songs, and it will be thrilling to hear the energy that Andy Lewis brought to the first line-up so long ago on stage once again.”



Fri 22 Sep – Hoey Moey – Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sat 23 Sep – Toronto Hotel – Toronto, NSW
Wed 4 Oct – Tilly’s – Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thu 5 Oct – Beer Deluxe – Albury, NSW
Fri 6 Oct – Northcote Theatre – Melbourne, VIC
Sat 7 Oct – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, NSW
Sun 8 Oct – Blue Mountains Theatre – Springwood, NSW
Fri 13 Oct – The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Sun 15 Oct – Burleigh Bazaar – Gold Coast, QLD
Fri 20 Oct – The Gov – Adelaide. SA
Fri 27 Oct – Astor Theatre – Perth. WA
Sat 28 Oct – Freo.Social – Fremantle, WA


Presale commences Tuesday 23rd May and General Public tickets on sale Thursday 25th May 2023

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