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PHIL JAMIESON

As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Phil Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades.

An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jamieson’s generation-defining lyrics and vocal melodies first became etched into rock fans’ DNA in 1995, when the Lismore-born quartet rode a new wave of alternative music to become the first act Unearthed by national youth radio station triple j with its debut single – Sickfest. So began a love affair that maintained its heat and passion for over one thousand live shows, six consecutive Top 10 debuts and multi-platinum album sales. That initial romance with triple j’s listeners blossomed into full-bloom infatuation: an incredible 17 Grinspoon songs have polled in Hottest 100 countdowns over the years, led by the much-loved ‘Chemical Heart’(#2 in 2002; #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time). With the release of seventh album Black Rabbits came the news in late 2013 that Grinspoon were entering hibernation indefinitely, yet Phil Jamieson remained as focused and passionate about music as ever pursuing a solo career in the meantime.

Earlier this year Grinspoon announced the celebration of 20 years since their first album Guide to Better Living, this saw them back on the road playing to adoring sold-out crowds across the country over 4 months.

Outside of studios and music venues, Jamieson co-founded the Rock N Ride tour for headspace, the National Youth and Mental Health Foundation, in 2013. The initiative is aimed at engaging local communities to raise awareness about mental health issues faced by young people. This passion project has allowed Jamieson to draw on an extensive network of musicians, friends and media personalities who have ridden over 5000km together while visiting dozens of headspace centres along the way.

     

The role of St Jimmy may not be played by Phil Jamieson at every performance. A full performance schedule will be made available closer to each performance season. Stay tuned for more exciting cast announcements coming soon!

PHOEBE PANARETOS

Phoebe reprises her Helpmann Award nominated performance as Whatsername in Green Day’s American Idiot, following unanimous praise for the show’s Australian premiere Brisbane run.

Phoebe made her professional debut in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! when she was just 11, and went on to graduate from the Newtown School of Performing Arts, topping the State in Drama, and later the Victorian College of the Arts. Upon graduation Phoebe toured Asia with the Smile Live Entertainment production of Thomas and The Hidden Treasure & quickly moved on to The Production Company’s season of Singin’ in the Rain. Phoebe made international headlines being handpicked by Baz Lurhman to play the lead role of Fran in the world premiere musical adaptation Strictly Ballroom The Musical for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for Best Female In A Musical. Phoebe then starred as Connie Francis in the world premier of Dream Lover directed by Simon Philips for the Gordon Frost Organisation.

FAV GD ALBUM: American Idiot
FAV GD SONG: Wake Me Up When September Ends – I loved this song when it was first released and I still love it now. The film clip was also very memorable and moving

“I have been a Green day fan since the release of American idiot in 2004. I was 14 years old at the time.”

 

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PHIL JAMIESON

As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Phil Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades.

An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jamieson’s generation-defining lyrics and vocal melodies first became etched into rock fans’ DNA in 1995, when the Lismore-born quartet rode a new wave of alternative music to become the first act Unearthed by national youth radio station triple j with its debut single – Sickfest. So began a love affair that maintained its heat and passion for over one thousand live shows, six consecutive Top 10 debuts and multi-platinum album sales. That initial romance with triple j’s listeners blossomed into full-bloom infatuation: an incredible 17 Grinspoon songs have polled in Hottest 100 countdowns over the years, led by the much-loved ‘Chemical Heart’(#2 in 2002; #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time). With the release of seventh album Black Rabbits came the news in late 2013 that Grinspoon were entering hibernation indefinitely, yet Phil Jamieson remained as focused and passionate about music as ever pursuing a solo career in the meantime.

Earlier this year Grinspoon announced the celebration of 20 years since their first album Guide to Better Living, this saw them back on the road playing to adoring sold-out crowds across the country over 4 months.

Outside of studios and music venues, Jamieson co-founded the Rock N Ride tour for headspace, the National Youth and Mental Health Foundation, in 2013. The initiative is aimed at engaging local communities to raise awareness about mental health issues faced by young people. This passion project has allowed Jamieson to draw on an extensive network of musicians, friends and media personalities who have ridden over 5000km together while visiting dozens of headspace centres along the way.

     

The role of St Jimmy may not be played by Phil Jamieson at every performance. A full performance schedule will be made available closer to each performance season. Stay tuned for more exciting cast announcements coming soon!

PHOEBE PANARETOS

Phoebe reprises her Helpmann Award nominated performance as Whatsername in Green Day’s American Idiot, following unanimous praise for the show’s Australian premiere Brisbane run.

Phoebe made her professional debut in Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! when she was just 11, and went on to graduate from the Newtown School of Performing Arts, topping the State in Drama, and later the Victorian College of the Arts. Upon graduation Phoebe toured Asia with the Smile Live Entertainment production of Thomas and The Hidden Treasure & quickly moved on to The Production Company’s season of Singin’ in the Rain. Phoebe made international headlines being handpicked by Baz Lurhman to play the lead role of Fran in the world premiere musical adaptation Strictly Ballroom The Musical for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for Best Female In A Musical. Phoebe then starred as Connie Francis in the world premier of Dream Lover directed by Simon Philips for the Gordon Frost Organisation.

FAV GD ALBUM: American Idiot
FAV GD SONG: Wake Me Up When September Ends – I loved this song when it was first released and I still love it now. The film clip was also very memorable and moving

“I have been a Green day fan since the release of American idiot in 2004. I was 14 years old at the time.”

 

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