Tim Neal's Hammond Thang


Archie Roach Recognised in Queens Birthday Honours List

Congratulations Archie

There are few Australian voices in the debate on social justice and Indigenous welfare that resonate as strongly as that of Archie Roach and his impact on this country’s musical landscape is equally powerful.

And now in a fitting tribute, Archie Roach was today awarded AM in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the performing arts as a singer, song-writer and guitarist, and to the community as a spokesman for social justice.

When Archie released his debut album Charcoal Lane 25 years ago, his song ‘Took the Children Away’ shone a spotlight on the impact of the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families and brought it to the attention of the global community. At the time, the song won two ARIA Awards and an international Human Rights Achievement Award (making Archie the first person ever to receive this award for a song). more

The Truth About Us - Show Teaser

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Tim Neal Quartet - I'll Take Les
Nice gig with Tim Neal @ Hammond Organ
Mirko Guerrini @ Tenor Sax
Steve Magnusson @ Guitar
Thanks to Carlo Alberto Canevali @ drums


Tim Neal Quartet - I'll Take Les
Nice gig with Tim Neal @ Hammond Organ
Mirko Guerrini @ Tenor Sax
Steve Magnusson @ Guitar
Thanks to Carlo Alberto Canevali @ drums


Conversation in the key of.... series kicks off with Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce and Tim Neal

GUY PEARCE appeared at Courthouse ARTS for a One-Night-Only gig with musical director and host Tim Neal and emerging artist Tessa Reed!

He is an exceptional talent. Next to acting, Guy has had a life-long passion for music and song writing and he came to Courthouse ARTS to explore this passion as part of our intimate concert series: A Conversation in the Key Of… hosted by Tim Neal!

Sunday afternoon sessions with an amazing combination of music, stories and improvisation. One Established Muso, One Emerging... One stage!

A CONVERSATION IN THE KEY OF…2013 is the most exciting concert series in the State. It brings young and emerging artists onto the same stage as established names and gives them the chance to create a special intimate musical experience. This year our amazing host Tim Neal will introduce us to the talents and stories behind Guy Pearce, Chris Wilson Rebecca Barnard, Stephen Cummings, Ross Hannaford and Dave Graney. These established artists will be teamed up with some of the regions greatest new voices. The combinations on the stage will be electric. If you want to know what it was like to record Eagle Rock, if you want to know what it’s like to work with Russel Crowe, if you want to know what it’s like to tour for eleven months of the year and still miss out on Christmas, then you’ve got to join the conversation. This is the music industry, up close and personal.

Guy Pearce – May 12

Chris Wilson – July 14

Rebecca Barnard – Aug 18

Stephen Cummings – Sept 1

Ross Hannaford – Sept 8

Dave Graney – Oct 6

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

A Conversation In The Key Of… 2012

Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Mick Thomas, Jeff Lang, Mia Dyson & Tim Neal

2012 season of A Conversation In The Key Of… This is a series that will continue throughout 2012 with Aussie music legends and young emerging musicians hosted by Tim Neal. In a musical conversation where the shared language will be the grand piano accompaniment of Tim , the artists will trade songs and stories. It will take place in a intimate theatre of the old Court House of Geelong and be a low fi concert, where people can hear the words and listen to the tunes. Just like a good conversation…


ABC Recording

Tim and the wonderful Simon Patterson and amazing Konrad Park are in the process of recording a jazz album for the ABC. Look out for more updates of it eminent 2013 release.. Should be something to look forward to with these ultra cool cats!!


Tim's touring Nationally with Archie Roach

Australia’s beloved Aboriginal singer and songwriter Archie Roach– the voice of his people and the voice of many other people too – has a new lease of life. Literally. And it has manifested in his new album and a wondrous new live show. There is a star-studded thirteen-piece musical ensemble under the direction of Craig Pilkington (Audrey Studios), who has produced and arranged the album, plus a ten-voice gospel choir headed by Lou Bennett from Tiddas and the Black Arm Band. click here for more info