Mick Thomas Book Launch Hobart Gaol Thu 25 May

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring. 2017 sees Mick Thomas release his autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

These Are The Days is a book of stories that all starts with the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played. And its about the people – in the various line ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audience at the countless shows. And its about when Weddings, Parties, Anything first called it a day back in 1998 when Mick quickly realised there was no good night to go into. The book follows the stories of 31 songs, each including stories and a song chart.


These Are The Days is a companion to Mick's new album These Are the Songs, a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. From the wry and laconic observations of ‘The Lonely Goth’ to the wit and whimsy of ‘You Remind Me’, the soaring growl of ‘Hard Currency’ to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of ‘Sleep on Your Floor’ and ‘The Last of the Tourists’, this is a classic set of tunes performed by a loose but lovingly selected bunch of players.




On Thursday 25 May 2017
Doors open 6:30pm
7pm Book Launch with guest moderator Anthony Morgan and a live set from Mick Thomas accompanied by The Roving Commissioners Squeezebox Wally and Ayleen O'Hanlon
8pm Book and CD signing

Tickets $30 + BF Online
$35 at the Door


The Tench (Old Hobart Gaol)
6 Brisbane St / Crn Brisbane & Campbell , Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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