Phil Jamieson 2022 will see tours across the country from July 2 to August 20 and a performance at Big Bonanza in November. The Grinspoon frontman, will perform with his band to celebrate the release of his debut solo album Somebody Else. Support by special guests The Pictures.
Phil Jamieson 2022 Tour Dates
Sat 2 Jul – Gaol After Dark (South West Rocks) – Tickets at the Sculpture in the Goal website.
Wed 27 Jul – Eltham Hotel (Eltham) – Tickets available at Moshtix.
Thu 28 Jul – Vinnies Dive Bar (Gold Coast) – Tickets are at Oztix.
Fri 29 Jul – Solbar (Sunshine Coast) – Tickets are available at Oztix.
Sat 30 Jul – The Zoo (Brisbane) – Tickets are available at Oztix.
Thu 4 Aug – John Curtin Hotel (Melbourne) – Tickets are available at Oztix.
Fri 5 Aug – UC Hub (Canberra) – Tickets are available at Moshtix.
Sat 6 Aug – Oxford Art Factory (Sydney) – Tickets are available at Moshtix.
Sun 7 Aug – Shady Palms (Central Coast) – Tickets are available at Ozshtix.
Fri 12 Aug – Lion Arts Factory (Adelaide) – Tickets are available at Moshtix.
Aug 12 – SpringLoaded Festival with Grinspoon @ Adelaide. – Tickets available at Ticketek. Check out the full lineup on the Springloaded Festival 2022 page.
Sat 20 Aug – SS&A Albury (Albury, NSW) – Tickets are available at Eventopia.
22 Oct Sat 1:00pm – SpringLoaded Festival with Grinspoon Stuart Park Wollongong – NSW – Tickets available at Ticketek. Check out the full lineup on the Springloaded Festival 2022 page.
Fri 4 Nov – The Big Bonanza (Coffs Harbour) Tickets are available at Oztix
Check out more gigs on the Live Music Australia Gig Calendar.
Phil Jamieson 2022 and Band
Phil Jamieson frontman/singer/songwriter/ guitarist for Grinspoon – has today announced his first ever solo album Somebody Else and released a single of the same name. The album released July 22.
“Phil Jamieson had a choice. Come back as the cryogenically frozen rockstar from Grinspoon’s halcyon days or level up with swinging widescreen pop that shows off his acting chops and matured pipes. ‘Somebody Else’ opts for the latter, a bait ‘n’ switch belter that goes from collective introspection to busting out of the cocoon a beautiful butterfly. Sounds like a hit.” – Mikey Cahill
The announcement comes as Phil prepares for rare performances with his old mates at Splendour in The Grass and Springloaded. The album’s release followed by a run of solo shows from Phil’s trio, which features Sam Raines on drums and Rob Muiños on bass.
The single “Somebody Else” already described by one insider as bearing connections to an early Grinspoon favourite. ‘“My friend Ben Rosen – who happened to record the first demo version of “Somebody Else” – described it as the sequel to “More Than You Are”, explains Phil. ”I hadn’t seen/heard it like that but I kind of get it.”
Somebody Else – Phil Jamieson 2022
Whether or not that connection is there, “Somebody Else”. Which was co-produced by Phil and Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy. Is an immediate and arresting number which shows that Phil has lost none of his songwriting flair and bodes well for the upcoming debut solo album.
Phil has been working on his solo career for some years. Indeed, some of his ‘new’ material pre-dates his role in the Australian stage production of American Idiot. He has, however, up until now been nervous to christen it with an album. The long gestation of the album’s first single shows something of the struggle:
“It was born at Blueys Beach a few moons ago. It started life as a slinky Rolling Stones-type jam – with a bit more strut. Then Oscar Dawson of Holy Holy got his hands on it and changed it around, then I redid it as a dream pop majorseventh sort of thing. That didn’t work so I went back to Oscar, and we redid it in July/August last year, in an industrial area of Dandenong situated at the end of a cul de sac surrounded by Boats/Solar/Brothels.”
“The collective fear and loathing which has gone into releasing this has sometimes seemed insurmountable. But it’s a bit like an election, innit? If not now, when? If not me, who? Thanks for listening regardless, I hope you get a kick out of it…”
Somebody Else Out July 29 2022
With Somebody Else the album due out July 29, Phil has not got too much longer to feel the fear. And all who have heard the record say that he’s got nothing to worry about anyway. As that doyen of the arts, Tim Rogers says of it. “Phil’s puckish performance style is underscored by a voice that can turn choirboy or demon’s spawn in a blinding grin. This has at times overshadowed his humour and empathy but no more. Teasing open his lapels to show heart and scars, but also hope and the lessons learnt from throwing yourself into this art that compels and damns us. Pop music with fire and finesse.’
The release of “Somebody Else” accompanied by a video directed by Arlo Cook. Filmed in Melbourne, Phil enlisted cast and crew members from his time on American Idiot to lend a hand and the video sees Phil playing many roles from a cinema attendant, lasagne delivery driver & motorbike mechanic. “It was really fun working with Phil, he turned on all the charm and gave us plenty of fun moments to use,” says Arlo.
Cheersquad Recodrs & Tapes
Somebody Else the album released July 29 on vinyl, CD and digitally through Cheersquad Records & Tapes, the Melbourne-based label run by Wally Kempton from The Meanies and Even.
Grinspoon Frontman – Singer/Song Writer
Phil Jamieson – frontman/singer/songwriter/ guitarist for Grinspoon will be hitting the road for a run of shows to celebrate the release of his debut album ’Somebody Else’ which will be released July 29 on vinyl, CD and digitally through Cheersquad Records & Tapes.
Supporting Phil will be The Pictures – who are back in their original form after 18 years, led by Davey Lane.
Tim Rogers About Phil Jamieson 2022
“Phil’s puckish performance style is underscored by a voice that can turn choirboy or demon’s spawn in a blinding grin. This has at times overshadowed his humour and empathy but no more. Teasing open his lapels to show heart and scars, but also hope and the lessons learnt from throwing yourself into this art that compels and damns us. Pop music with fire and finesse.’ TIM ROGERS
“Phil Jamieson had a choice. Come back as the cryogenically frozen rockstar from Grinspoon’s halcyon days or level up with swinging widescreen pop that shows off his acting chops and matured pipes….. Mikey Cahil