Interview: JOSH PYKE

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One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has today announced his 10 Years Of Memories & Dust regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he’ll be hanging up his ‘Josh Pyke boots’ and going on hiatus from the end of the year.  To celebrate his illustrious career and to say ‘goodbye for now,’ he will embark on a massive regional tour of Australia in November and December, performing his album Memories & Dust in full, alongside a second set packed with fan favourites.

We caught up with Josh for a chat ahead of his final leg of the tour to see what is on the horizon for him after the final curtain.
This tour is a sort -of farewell tour, what has prompted the break from music?

It’s been 12 solid years of touring, and I’ve loved every second of it, but I feel like I want to dig into some other creative projects, and touring has always thrown a spanner into those works! It just felt like a good time to step back with the Best Of album being out and my first album being 10 yrs old too.

You mention other creative projects, what other forms of art do you get involved in other than music? 
Most of the projects will still be music related. I worked on a kids TV show this year, and it was hugely gratifying, writing and recording songs for that show. It comes out in November on ABC2. I’d like to more of that kind of film and TV work, more production. But also writing in general. I’ve never given myself the time to dig into writing prose, and I’d like to give that a try.
So, you like a little karaoke, what top five songs are your go- to’s at any karaoke bar? 
I only have one, and I just sing it 5 times in a row. Heya by Outkast. That’s it for me.
You’ve had quite a successful career, what has been the proudest moment for you so far?  
I think performing and recording with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra was a big achievement for me. We won an ARIA award for that release too which was great. Honestly, continuing to be playing great shows to great crowds and having a fun creative life is the thing I’m most proud of.

What can people expect from the show? Will it be more intimate without the band? 

The regional run will be solo. So I’ll be playing Memories and Dust in full, and then a second set of old favourites.
What are you looking forward to the most on the tour? Do you think when the final curtain falls it will be bitter sweet? 
I think for sure. I love performing and touring, so being off the road will be hard in some ways, but it’s good to have balance, so a break will do me good. It’s great knowing that when I get itchy feet again, there’ll be an amazingly supportive crew to play too again.

 

Will you continue your other projects such as Busking for Change, or will this be a complete break? 
I’ll definitely continue the JP Partnership and my involvement with the ILF. If anything it’ll give me more time to focus on those things.
With two small children are you looking forward to more Dad time? What’s the best advice you will pass onto your children as they grow up? 

When you think you’ve tried your hardest, try harder.

You can catch Josh in his final shows across regional Australia.

THE BEST OF JOSH PYKE TOUR 2017

Supported by Kyle Lionhart 

FRI 28 JUL | ENMORE THEATRE SYDNEY | AA ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets SAT 29 JUL | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL NEWCASTLE | 18+ ticketbooth.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 344

THUR 3 AUG | THE CORNER HOTEL, VIC | 18+ cornerhotel.com | Ph: 1300 724 867   FRI 4 AUG | THE CORNER HOTEL, VIC | 18+ **SOLD OUT**   SAT 5 AUG | THE WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

THU 10 AUG | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
FRI 11 AUG | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 12 AUG | THE SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

THU 17 AUG | THE GOV, ADELAIDE | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 18 AUG | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY, WA | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
SAT 19 AUG | THE CAPITOL, PERTH | 18+ oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets FRI 25 AUG | LAUNCESTON COUNTRY CLUB, TAS| 18+ tixtas.com.au | Ph: 1300 795 257    SAT 26 AUG | WREST POINT CASINO, HOBART, TAS | 18+ tixtas.com.au | Ph: 1300 795 257

 

JOSH PYKE 10 YEARS OF MEMORIES & DUST REGIONAL TOUR 2017 

FRI 03 NOV | BYRON BAY BREWERY, BYRON BAY NSW

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SAT 04 NOV | LONG POINT VINEYARD, PORT MACQUARIE NSW

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SAT 11 NOV | BAROQUE BAR, KATOOMBA NSW

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SUN 12 NOV | THE PLAYHOUSE @ CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT

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THU 23 NOV | RAMSGATE HOTEL, HENLEY BEACH SA

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FRI 24 NOV | NORWOOD HOTEL, NORWOOD SA

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THU 30 NOV| MT PLEASANT TAVERN, MACKAY QLD

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FRI 01 DEC| DALRYMPLE HOTEL, TOWNSVILLE QLD

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SAT 02 DEC| TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS QLD

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FRI 08 DEC  | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC

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SAT 09 DEC | KAROVA LOUNGE, BALLARAT VIC

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SUN 10 DEC| THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE VIC

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