Mick Harvey and J.P Shilo to feature at Theatre Royal

J.P Shilo and Mick Harvey will visit Castlemaine this Sunday.
J.P Shilo and Mick Harvey will visit Castlemaine this Sunday.

Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal is gearing up to host a special collaboration between renowned Aussie musos Mick Harvey and J.P Shilo this Sunday February 26 which is sure to get local audiences excited.
Mick Harvey is best known as a founding member of The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds as well as being a long-time collaborator to both Nick Cave & PJ Harvey.
He has released more than 10 solo albums under his own name including the four volume series of Serge Gainsbourg translated recordings as well as a selection of soundtracks for film and television. He has produced a number of acclaimed albums by other artists and consequently been the recipient of several Australian industry awards including AFI Best Original Score for ‘Suburban Mayhem’ in 2006 and in 2011 took out British Producer of the Year for his (co)production on PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’.
J.P Shilo was a founding member of Hungry Ghosts as well as guitarist for Rowland S. Howard & Blackeyed Susans.
Together, they will present their joint show which was last delivered on an extensive tour of Europe in late 2019.
Mick told the Mail plans to take the show around Australia were knocked on the head by the pandemic.
“Now, more than three years later, we are back to present a joint show of J.P. Shilo’s ‘Invisible You’ with a selection of some of my lesser known songs from previous albums and a few new songs from my upcoming album which is set for release in 2024,” Mick said.
“It will be a very different show from the last one I brought to the region of Serge Gainsbourg songs,” Mick said.
“It will be a bit more upbeat from my usual stuff. We kicked it off with our first performance at the St Kilda Festival last Sunday and this will be followed by a performance on the outdoor stage at the Malthouse Theatre this Saturday. We might throw in a few other more familiar songs for the Castlemaine performance given the theatre setting,” he said.
In addition to his live performances with J. P Shilo and working on his solo project, Mick says he has also just completed an album of duets with Amanda Acevedo which is scheduled for release in September.
“It’s been quite a busy time working on both albums in parallel, but the opportunity to play these live gigs came along and you can’t pass that up. I’m really looking forward to sharing this show with local audiences. Many of these songs have never been played live before. It’s going to be quite different from anything I’ve done,” he said.
For tix for this unforgettable show visit theatreroyalcastlemaine.oztix.com.au

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.