Folk-rocker gives back

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers and The Twin Set will perform a CFA fundraiser gig at the Malmsbury Hotel on February 2, with all proceeds going to the Malmsbury and Taradale fire brigades.

“Until I learn their skills I wanted to show that even D-List old folk-rockers appreciate their skills and time and compassion,” Rogers told the Express.

“And I will learn when I finally get put out to pasture,” the now local muso said.

The gig also kicks off the band’s ‘Tines Of Stars Unfurled Album Tour’, with the new album released in February.

Tines of Stars Unfurled is a bookend to Rogers’ classic solo debut of ‘99, What Rhymes With Cars and Girls, marking the welcome return of his fiddle-and-squeezebox country-blues compadres The Twin Set, and the (slightly more temperate) barstool yarn-spinner’s perspective that made the You Am I frontman ARIA’s Best Male Artist 23 years ago.

That’s long enough to bring new poetry, wit and wisdom to the rock’n’roll philosopher’s kitbag as 11 new songs hold hands with their precursors across the chasm of innocence and experience.

Kids grow up, adults split up, parents pass on, some nights look better in than out and somehow, the songs keep getting better.

Like the first single says, Been So Good, Been So Far. “Guess I’m doing okay. How about you?”

The gig at The Malmsbury is from 7.30pm to 10pm on Thursday, February 2. Tickets at the door or via