MY FIRST GIG with Jimmy Barnes promises to be quite an unbelievable treat for aficionados of classic Oz rock.
Jimmy's exclusive guest list for the premiere ten-part series of My First Gig simply speaks for itself: Neil Finn, Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil), Mark Seymour, Marcia Hines,Tex Perkins, Diesel, Richard Clapton, Joe Camilleri, Stephen Cummings and Ross Wilson. Music icons, one and all.
Each episode sees Jimmy invite one of these superstars into his home, where they warmly and candidly discuss the elements and experiences which led each to pursue a career in music.
"Most people dwell on the fame," says Jimmy. My First Gig is about the journey.
"Each step of the show is about a first experience. The first music they heard that affected them emotionally, the first time they thought, 'I want to sing, I want to perform', the first song they wrote. Each of those is a different milestone."