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Tim Rogers Tim Rogers i(A122181 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Male
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Tim Rogers is best known as the front man for Australian rock band, You Am I, with whom he has released twelve albums (in addition to five solo albums).

Brought up in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, he moved between various towns as an adolescent: he completed his primary schooling in Applecross, Perth, and his secondary schooling at Oakhill College, Sydney. Studying law at the Australian National University, he worked part time at the Canberra Theatre and met future bandmate Andy Kent. You Am I, formed in 1989, was both enormously successful and highly regarded.

Rogers has also worked as an actor in Australian film and television, including small roles in Dirty Deeds and Holy Smoke. He made his stage debut in a Malthouse Theatre production of Woyzeck in 2009. He has also composed scores for theatrical productions.

Rogers released his autobiography, Detours, in 2017.

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y separately published work icon Detours Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2017 11623991 2017 single work autobiography

'An endearing, charming, honest, funny, sad, tender and beautiful literary memoir. Think Patti Smith meet Dylan Thomas, by way of Banjo Paterson.

'Tim Rogers - the front man and singer of hugely popular rock n'roll band You Am I - is a shambolic, flamboyant and dapper Aussie flaneur - a seeker after truth, love and understanding. He's a contradiction: a hard drinking rock star with the soul of a poet; a wordsmith and a raconteur, a romantic and a realist, a bon vivant op-shop-dressed dandy. He's the wild man of Australian rock n' roll, a man who loves footy, who was brought up in the wild emptiness of Kalgoorlie, but he's now an urban hipster - a legend of Australian rock music, more at home in St Kilda than the bush.

'In this offbeat and immensely charming literary memoir, Tim Rogers talks about what it is to be a man, about accepting who you are, about masculinity, love, drinking, footy, his father, being a dad, anxiety, and above all, his continuing, magical, ever-present muse - music. It is by turns revealing, warm, self-deprecating, intimate, shocking, confessional, sharp, funny and immensely engaging.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Indie Awards Nonfiction
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