The Bedroom Philosopher and his Awkwardstra hit the road
With his third album Songs From The 86 Tram fresh on the shelves, The Bedroom Philosopher is teaming up with his partners in crime The Awkwardstra for a massive national album launch tour.
The full band tour comes fresh off the back of TBP’s sell-out run of solo dates, both nationally and at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
With good friends The Boat People jumping on board for support (selected shows only), make sure you’re not caught without a ticket when the tramily roles into town.
As The Bedroom Philosopher himself puts it; “my live show is both a remarkably memorable life changing experience and cause for major concern.” An onstage blitz of devil may care comedy poetics meeting something resembling intelligent and catchy eclecticism.
The Awkwardstra were handpicked from ‘Indie Snobs Anonymous’, a self-help group for displaced Melbourne musicians (feat. members of Paradise Motel & The Brunettes) and provide pitch-perfect tightness to the Philosopher’s helter skelter. Featuring sitar, electric and double percussion – gags and wordplays play second fiddle to breakbeat rockouts, folk-rock jamouts and jamfunk breakdowns with a pinch of earnestness and about five seconds of jazz.
Songs From The 86 Tram follows in the footsteps of The Bedroom Philosopher’s previous hits I’m So Postmodern ( Triple J’s Hottest 100 – 2006), Folkstar and Golden Gaytime, his ironic wit hot comedy finding him a cozy niche on Triple J and community radio Australia wide, performing everywhere from The Melbourne International Comedy Festival to the Big Day Out.
NATIONAL ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
Featuring The Bedroom Philosopher and his Awkwardstra
With support from The Boat People (selected shows**)
Thursday August 12 –Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
Friday August 13 – Hotel New York, Launceston TAS
Saturday August 14 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS ALL AGES Matinee Show
Saturday August 14 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS
Sunday August 15 – Arts Theatre, Burnie TAS ALL AGES SHOW
Wednesday August 18 – ANU Bar, Canberra ACT **
Thursday August 19 – Harpe Hotel, Wollongong NSW **
Friday August 20 – The Factory, Sydney NSW ** ALL AGES SHOW
Saturday August 21 – Northern Star, Newcastle NSW **
Sunday August 22 – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW **
Wednesday August 25 – Indi Bar, Scarborough WA
Thursday August 26 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury WA
Friday August 27 – Rocketroom, Perth WA
Saturday August 28 – Troubadour, Brisbane QLD **
Sunday August 29 – Old Museum, Brisbane QLD **ALL AGES Matinee Show
Sunday August 30 – The Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW **
Wednesday September 1 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC **
Thursday September 2 – National Hotel, Geelong VIC **
Friday September 3 – The Palais, Hepburn Springs VIC **
Saturday September 4 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC **
Sunday September 5 – Spanish Club, Melbourne VIC ALL AGES Matinee Show
Sunday September 5 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC **