We are beyond excited to announce that we will be holding an author event with Australian rock icon and music superstar Jimmy Barnes!
$12 entry includes finger food, in conversation with Sue Myc and an audience Q&A. Bookings are essential - don't miss out!
The bar will be open outside the ballroom for purchase of drinks.
Pre-order Working Class Boy with Dymocks Joondalup for $32.99 and go into the draw to win a $75 or $25 book voucher. If you are not able to attend and would like a signed copy of Jimmy Barnes' book call us on 9300 0895 and place your order.
Please be aware due to time constraints Jimmy Barnes will not be signing books at the event.
There will be signed copies of his book for purchase and Jimmy is happy to pose for photos with guests.
Jimmy will not be able to sign merchandise or other items.
The event is focused on his new book, Working Class Boy and Jimmy will not be singing music at the event.
A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnsey, long before the tall-tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.
Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have.
Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair.
This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.
Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes is published by HarperCollins at RRP $45, Dymocks price $32.99.