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Working Class Man to Visit

Who: Jimmy Barnes
Where: Cessnock Ex Services Club
When: Saturday April 7, 2001

Legandary Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes will play at the Cessnock Ex-Services on April 7.

This show will be the only Hunter gig of his 2001 Rock'n'Soul Tour which will kick off in Launceston on March 28.

Two of the two Launceston shows were almost sold out within three hours from going on sale.

Barnes has just released a second single Land of 1000 Dances from his latest collection of soul classics Soul Deeper, which debuted on the Australian national charts at number three last November.

The album was the inevitable follow-up to Soul Deep, the highest selling album of Barnes' career and one of the biggest sellers by an Australian artist.

The idea for Soul Deeper came to Jimmy the moment he finished Soul Deep.

While the original record was the result of jams with his regular touring band, the album was restricted by the limitations of his home recording studio.

Soul Deeper delivers a promise Jimmy made to himself, to record an album with some of the best rhythm and blues players in the world at the Royaltone Studios, in North Hollywood.

Jimmy Barnes will be bringing the sounds of the deep south to Australia with a stellar cast of players with whom he recorded on the album.

These include drummer James Gadson who has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, bass player Reggie McBride of Stevie Wonder and John Lee Hooker fame and David Woodford, who has played with Roy Orbison and Bonnie Raitt. Other players include brass master Lee Thornburg, guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, Mick Weaver on keyboards and backing vocalist Sweet Peak Atkinson, who has worked with the likes of Bob Dylan. Barnes will be supported by the band Chill, which includes his daughter.

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