with special guests TENDRILS(Joel Silbersher & Charlie Owen)

Friday 16 November 2018 (opening 8:00 PM)

at Prince Bandroom ( venue info )
29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC

This event is 18+

Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

18+ $35.00

On 20 April 2018 the world of rock’n’roll lost one its most charismatic and talented soldiers, Brian Henry Hooper. Best known for his work in the Beasts of Bourbon and Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Hooper’s resume extends to stints with Charlie Marshall’s Body Electric, Rowland S Howard and Andre Williams.

At the time he was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2017, Hooper was mid-way through putting the finishing touches on his new album, What Would I Know?, one of two solo records Hooper had recorded over the previous two years at Andrew McGee’s Empty Room Studios in Nagambie.

Consistent with Hooper’s wishes, Hooper’s wife Ninevah and Hooper’s friends and supporters banded together to ensure What Would I Know? is released to the world, on Spanish label Bang! Records. Cathartic, intense and characteristically honest, What Would I Know? shows a musician unafraid to lay his feelings bare and to explore new artistic territory. In addition to this, Ninevah Hooper was committed to an album launch as an honour to her departed Brian.

On Friday 16 November a stellar cast of Hooper’s musical allies, including Tex Perkins, Mick Harvey, Kim Salmon, Gareth Liddiard, JP Shilo, Steve Boyle, Michael Halloran, Daniel Tucceri and Jules Sheldon will come together at the Prince of Wales Hotel to launch What Would I Know?, as well as playing songs from Hooper’s previous three solo records. Come along and celebrate the brilliance and perennial style of Brian Henry Hooper. With support from Tendrils (Joel Silbersher and Charlie Owen).

“ … when it came to music, Hooper indeed knew a great deal” – The Age, Album of the Week

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*