July 17th 2011 .... TRAK LOUNGE BAR, TOORAK - VIC


It seemed like so long since we had been to a Jimmy gig, for me it was only two months but it seemed so much longer.
Just back from his Europe tour we were lucky to get a gig in Melbourne and at Trak, How good is that?
When doors finally opened it was so good to go straight in and straight to the front without having to line up again and wait for the inside door to open. All the usual Melbourne fans were along the front and ready to rock.
Supporting Jimmy was Attack Of The Mannequins - Harrison and Jackson Freud’s band. Have seen quite a few of their gigs and I really do enjoy them
Jimmy got the stage rocking with his band - Dario, Danny, Lachy, Jackie, Charlie, Ben, Mahalia and Elly. Lay Down Your Guns was the opening song, straight into it. It was loud with speakers facing into the crowd with Jimmy’s voice belting out of them. Brilliant - love that loud voice, no guitars drowning him out tonight.
Jut back from their Europe tour they rocked out full on for the entire show, no sign of jet lag up there on stage. Jimmy gave it 150% and the crowd loved it, there were notes, clothes, cards etc thrown onto the stage. Jimmy gave everyone a smile as he paced the stage. He even stopped to sign a Chisel vinyl - You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine.
The band were having a good time too, they are awesome players and get right into each and every song. The set list was full of hits - Jimmy and Chisel hits, songs from the new album and some from old albums. From Temptation to God Or Money, Driving Wheels to Largs Pier Hotel, it was all there. Mahalia joined in Good Times - two powerful voices there. He played for nearly two hours. Wow, how does he do it, amazing is our Jimmy.
After the break the encore was four songs long  and started with Mahalia and Jimmy singing When The War Is Over. Mahalia did the song proud and it still brings a tear to many eyes. Khe Sanh followed then Do Or Die, hard and fast, complete with the punch. Thought this must surely be the end, there must be nothing left in them all. But there was a lot left as they launched straight into Goodbye, loved it. Do Or Die then Goodbye - there is the nothing better. An awesome end to an awesome night.
Jimmy sure did go hard tonight and it was loud, a good loud though with Jimmy’s voice being the loudest instrument up there. Loved it, as just what I needed, a full on rock night. Can not wait til next month for the next one.




Lay Down Your Guns
I'd Die To Be With You Tonight
The Things I Love In You
God Or Money
Rising Sun
Stupid Heart
Merry Go Round
Letter From A Dead Heart
Ride The Night Away
Resurrection Shuffle
Largs Pier Hotel
Flame Trees
Driving Wheels
No Second Prize
Good Times
You Got Nothing I Want
Working Class Man
When The War Is Over
Khe Sanh
Do Or Die