THIS WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHINGIs the title of Jeff Duff’s fascinating new memoir. Australian music legend, local icon and exhibitionist of the highest...

Kings Bloody Cross: This Will Explain Everything

Location:

The World Bar
2011 NSW
Australia

Kings Bloody Cross - This Will Explain Everything

Speakers

Paris Pompor

Paris Pompor

Paris Pompor is a freelance arts journalist whose work has appeared in most of the music magazines that have appeared and disappeared over the last two decades in Australia. These days his reviews and features can mostly be read across Fairfax titles, including the Sydney Morning Herald where he has been a regular for some ten years. 

A weekly fixture on community radio (formerly at FBi, and currently via two long-running programs on 2SER and Eastside FM), when not DJing, making music or organising film screening premieres, the label/events company he co-manages called Groovescooter, curate a live In Conversation series. 

Those who have been interviewed by Paris or the series include internationals Devo, Amanda Palmer and Martha Wainwright, through to locals iOTA, Paul Capsis and Pauline Pantsdown. Many in-depth talks from the series are available as podcasts or VODs, a couple have also been broadcast by ABC TV.

Jeff Duff

Jeff Duff

Author of "This Will Explain Everything"

In a flamboyant and often controversial music career, Jeff has released thirty albums, including a recent album with members of legendary British rock band Deep Purple.                                   

Jeff made his name as the frontman of trailblazing Australian punk band, Kush, with outrageous live performances and genre bending music. His antics earned him a legion of fans but incurred the ire of the establishment forcing Jeff to leave for the UK.

He quickly established himself in the UK and became the darling of London's new wave movement during the eighties, staying one step ahead of his peers with his flamboyant performances. Soon Andy Warhol was issuing forth his oft-quoted utterence: 'Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye...& now Duffo''.

Duffo returned to Australia in the late eighties to reintroduce his powerful voice and unique style to the local scene. Jeff's longtime admiration for David Bowie eventually led him to staging his own popular ‘Bowie Unzipped’ and 'Ziggy' shows. Both shows recently completed national concert tours of Australia culminating with a capacity crowd at the State Theatre in Sydney and five sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House.

During the last twelve months Jeff has released two new albums, 'Walking on Eggshells' and ‘Her Majesty Requests’, and an autobiography entitled This Will Explain Everything.

Event Details

THIS WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING

Is the title of Jeff Duff’s fascinating new memoir. Australian music legend, local icon and exhibitionist of the highest order, Duffo once counted David Bowie as his close friend and Elizabeth Bay neighbour. In 1980, Andy Warhol famously quoted “Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye and now Duffo”. Twenty-five albums and numerous singles later, from Kush, Jeff Duff and the Prophets to the Alien Sex Gods, come hear these tales from the legend himself, up close and personal. 

Host: Paris Pompor
Guest: Jeff Duff

For more details visit hiddensydney.com.au

This session is part of a curated season of raw and riveting 'in conversation' events featuring Kings Cross luminaries. Rub shoulders with artists, idealists and opportunists and hear fascinating stories about 'ungentrified' Sydney — the heady days of rock 'n' roll, free love, corruption, opportunity, sex and politics during the twentieth century. Presented over three weekends, Kings Bloody Cross will engage audiences with thrilling insight into the dirty half mile's people, bohemia and place. 

Curated by Olivia Ansell. 

Presented by Live Ideas and Working Management.

Image by Graeme Webber