Jimmy Barnes bounces back to power Cold Chisel at Supercars

QUICK RECOVERY: Jimmy Barnes on stage with Cold Chisel at the Newcastle 500 last Saturday night. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
QUICK RECOVERY: Jimmy Barnes on stage with Cold Chisel at the Newcastle 500 last Saturday night. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

SHOUT OUT Anyone who caught Cold Chisel’s Newcastle 500 Supercars performance would have marvelled at Jimmy Barnes’ ability to push his 61-year-old vocal chords to such ear-splitting volume.

It’s even more remarkable as it’s since been revealed Barnes lost his voice five days before the performance, which forced him to cancel media engagements.

BOX TICKED The Cambridge Hotel is keeping the Christmas vibe running this year by launching a Boxing Day Party. The bill is headlined by Sydney band Dear Seattle and rising Tasmanian Maddy Jane. Locals acts include dave, Pals and Wavevom. 

HERITAGE LISTING The musical traditions of Aboriginal communities are being explored in a book set to be published by Hunter Press on Tuesday. Recirculating Songs, edited by Jim Wafer and Myfany Turpin, is the first of its kind to analyse how traditional songs and are being restored. One chapter of the book is dedicated to traditional songs from the Wollombi area.

FLESH FEST If bronzed and oiled up beefcakes is your thing, then your summer is heating up in Lake Macquarie. The Sydney Hotshots are coming to Toronto Workers on December 8. For those hankering for more, Manpower Australia is stopping by Belmont 16s on February 16.

CLARIFICATION Last week’s article “Wicko lighting up candlelight shows” incorrectly stated that Big Apachee’s Marcus Wright and Andrew Kelly had the license for the Wickham Park Hotel. In fact, the lease belongs to Dipilmu, owned by Grant Pilon, Wright and Kelly. The error occurred after the Herald was given incorrect information.