Black Yak Management & The Harbour Agency,
in association with Hayes Theatre Co present

Tim at the Bar

Everybody's Talkin' 'bout me
Starring Tim Freedman as Harry Nilsson

Monday 13 April - Sunday 19 April 2015

One of the hits of the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Everybody's Talkin’ ‘bout me starring Tim Freedman as Harry Nilsson will play at Hayes Theatre Co from Monday 13 April to Sunday 19 April.

One of the hits of the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Everybody's Talkin’ ‘bout me starring Tim

Freedman as Harry Nilsson will play at Hayes Theatre Co from Monday 13 April to Sunday 19 April.

In Everybody's Talkin' ‘bout me, Tim Freedman inhabits the skin of legendary hard-living American recording artist Harry Nilsson. With Nilsson's beard, cap and accent, Freedman becomes the eccentric good-time rapscallion, telling the story of the rise and fall of one of the greatest singers and cleverest songwriters of all time.

Tim Freedman’s imagining of a Harry Nilsson concert last year was one of the hits of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival where Barry Humphries was moved to attend twice. It was subsequently performed in one-night stands around the country. The new theatrical incarnation of the show to premiere at Hayes Theatre Co. in April will see Harry relocated from the concert hall to his den at midnight. With a glass of cognac in hand, Harry is in the mood for reminiscence, regret and reverie.

Classics such as the Grammy award-winning Everybody’s Talkin’ and Without You, as well as the hits he wrote for other artists like One and Cuddly Toy are all played at the piano to help jog Harry's memory of the good times and the bad.

Nilsson's output in the 60's and 70's is revered amongst songwriters. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were huge fans, calling Nilsson their “favourite American group”. Freedman has put his own Whitlams catalogue aside to pay tribute to Nilsson, a brilliant studio artist who never sang live professionally, ever. Nilsson died in 1994 at the age of 52, so it is true to say that woven through Freedman's show is the concert Harry Nilsson never performed.

Tim Freedman is best known as the lead singer of Australian band The Whitlams. They released five gold and platinum albums in a row from 1995 to 2008. The Whitlams won three ARIA Awards in 1998 including Best Group and Song of the Year. In 2011 the Eternal Nightcap album was placed 27th on the ABC's My Favourite Album poll, and more recently was voted no. 17 in JJJ's Hottest Australian Albums of All Time.

 Fascinating... The simplicity and intimacy of Freedman Does Nilsson is cabaret at its finest. The essential ingredients: a man, a piano and a story. Add in quality sound production and some mood lighting and you have a hit - Rowan James, Aussie Theatre

A remarkably relaxed and efforless affair. Laced with good-humoured autobiography of cocaine, cognac, career sabotage, Freedman's laconic characterisation...made light work of what must have been a heavy life - Michael Dwyer, The Age

Downright captivating. An off-beat and mischeviously dark performance - an Adelaide Cabaret Festival gem - Isabella Fowler, theaureview.com

Riveting entertainment. Freedman captured the spirit of the man and added his own distinctive talents to remind the audience of his subject's remarkable voice and composing skills - Steve Evans, indaily.com.au

Emotive, heart-wrenching and exceptional. this is a fascinating insight into the world of Nilsson, underpinned by the brilliance of Freedman - Gordon Forester, glamadelaide.com.au

Monday 13 April - Sunday 19 April 2015
Monday - Sunday at 8:00pm
Tickets $40.00