Eskimo Joe frontman and Perth rock royalty Kav Temperley is gearing up and ready to rock Exmouth locals as part of his upcoming solo tour.
Temperley is performing at Froth Craft Brewery on July 14 as the opening show of his regional tour in support of his new solo album Machines of Love and Grace.
The album is named after the theory humans are outliers on the planet — a virus upon it, putting hefty emphasis on love and empathy; ideals which don’t really exist in the animal kingdom.
Temperley said while Eskimo Joe had performed in the Pilbara at Karratha and Newman before it would be his first time playing in Exmouth.
“Tt’s funny, we were actually up in Coral Bay not long ago —we were there for a holiday—and we went into Exmouth and came across Froth and we were just like this would be a great, great place for a gig,” he said.
“And when we looked up and there was posters everywhere for different people doing gigs, so we were like ‘noted, next time we’re doing gigs come up to Exmouth and play at Froth’ and now it has happened. “
Temperley said it was exciting to perform his first show at Exmouth in support of the new album and tour.
The intimate show will see the singer perform songs from the new record, as well as his back catalogue and hits from Eskimo Joe.
“The difference between going to an Eskimo show and then going to the solo show is that the shows themselves are a lot more intimate,” he said.
“It’s me, I’ll be playing a whole bunch of songs from my last solo record and the new one that’s coming out but I’ll also be playing songs from my Eskies back catalogue, basically what they sound like when I wrote them and presented them to the band.”
“So there’s an acoustic guitar, and I’ll tell the stories behind the songs and it’s just a much more kind of one-on-one intimate experience.”
He also will be playing a show at Cossack later this year in support of the Cossack Art Awards
Temperley previously did a recording project at the Ghost Town some of the countries top artists including Paul Dempsey and Bernard Fanning.
“It was only when I got home that I found out from my dad that my great-great-grandfather, whose name was Sandy Beaten, he came over from Scotland and he was on his way down to South Australia to meet up with his brothers and he discovered gold in Cossack.
“So he sent a telegraph or a letter or whatever you did in those days and said ‘Oh, I’m staying up here because I just discovered gold’ and then they bought a huge station called Thundelarra, a bit further south from there, and then that’s where my dad grew up.
“And that’s the reason why our family live in Western Australia. So that was a pretty amazing connection.”