2016 House Programs David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed - Page 8

BIOGRAPHIES iOTA iOTA, an award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, playwright, stage performer, film actor and visual artist, has been very busy since his last studio album release back in 2006. Since then, he has performed in critically acclaimed productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Sydney Dance Company’s Berlin, while also writing and starring in the international fringe theatre hit Smoke & Mirrors, the Sydney Opera House show Young, Hard and Solo, and most recently the controversial and acclaimed B-Girl, also at the Sydney Opera House. Along the way, he has picked up Helpmann and Green Room awards for outstanding performances and productions. On the silver screen he has played the orchestra leader in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and, more recently, was part of the supporting cast in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. He has written, recorded and produced two albums in the last 12 months: a self-titled opus written while on set in the desert of Namibia shooting Fury Road, and Wolf Number Nine. Whatever role he finds himself in, iOTA is finally living the role he was born to play: that of an exceedingly capable individual and powerful performer—no masks, no disguises, no gimmicks, just himself. TIM ROGERS Hailing from a mining town in WA, Tim has taken his talents to the world in a career that encompasses music, film, television and stage. As the frontman of You Am I, he has released ten studio albums, three of which have debuted at #1: Hi Fi Way (1995), Hourly, Daily (1996) and #4 Record (1998)— with the records receiving ARIA Awards and platinum and gold status. The band has been released internationally and headlined shows across North America and Europe. He has also released critically acclaimed solo albums, and a number of collaborations with musicians such as Tex Perkins, The Temperance Union and The Bamboos. In 2012 he released his fifth and most recent solo album, the acclaimed Rogers Sings Rogerstein. One of his most notable film roles was in the 2013 musical-thriller film The Boy Castaways with fellow Australian musician Megan Washington, and he appeared alongside Mia Wasikowska in the film Tracks. He has written for The Age and The Monthly, and has encapsulated the passion of every AFL football fan as the face of the AFL final series on TV screens nationwide. He has stood in front of 50,000 screaming rock fans, but is just as at home playing an acoustic guitar and joking with the locals in a country town venue.