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PREMIERE: Stream Tim Rogers’ New Album ‘An Actor Repairs’ Here, Ahead Of Its Release

Written by Nastassia Baroni on April 24, 2017

The process of giving up something you love is the basis of You Am I frontman Tim Rogers‘ new solo record An Actor Repairs, a record which follows the emotional trajectory of an elderly actor saying goodbye to his craft.

Written and re-written over two years as an accompaniment to a performance piece Rogers was attempting, the resulting record comprises 12 songs that detail the life of its protagonist as the curtain comes down on his last performance. Set for release this Friday, 28th April, we’re thrilled to be premiering the full album in advance, here today.

Explains Rogers of the album’s premise, “Ambition long given over to a journeyperson’s approach, the fear of leaving a life’s passion behind and the ghosts of romances born and played out within theatre walls, vie for attention on a long walk home from closing night.”

An Actor Repairs transformed from stage performance piece to album after Rogers teamed up with a cohort of trusted musical friends, including Clio Renner, Melanie Robinson, Xani Kolac, Davey Lane, Brett Wolfendon and Shane O’ Mara.

“Working with musicians so dexterous and willful, more songs were written in a fever, throwing the script away to include songs of devotion and delusion, always with the actor shadowing and studying the action, unable to leave old habits.”

In the lead-up to the album’s release, Rogers unveiled a series of monologues (below) giving us a little more insight into his thespian protagonist.

Tim Rogers will be touring nationally this April and May, playing songs from his twenty-eight-year career. See those dates and stream ‘An Actor Repairs’ in full below.

‘An Actor Repairs’ is out Friday, April 28th. Pre-order a copy here.

Listen: Tim Rogers – ‘An Actor Repairs’

Watch: Tissue Paper

Watch:Learn The Lines

Watch: Body Language

Watch:Performer, Not an Actor

Tim Rogers ‘An Actor Repairs’ Tour

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 20th April
Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 21st April
Odd Fellow, Fremantle
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 22nd April
Carine Tavern, Duncraig
Tickets: Official Website

Tuesday, 25th April
Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Wednesday, 3rd May
Macquarie Point, Goods Shed, Hobart
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 4th May
Street Theatre, Canberra
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 5th May
St Stephens Church, Newtown
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 6th May
Milton Theatre, Milton
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 12th May
Workers Club, Geelong
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 13th May
Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 14th May
Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 20th May
Yarraville Club, Yarraville
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 26th May
Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 27th May
The Edwards, Newcastle
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 28th May
Flow Bar, Old Bar
Tickets: Official Website

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