Eskimo Joe Announce West Australian Orchestra Collaboration

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Eskimo Joe Announce West Australian Orchestra Collaboration

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To celebrate their 21st anniversary as a band, Fremantle trio Eskimo Joe performed a series of very special shows back in February 2018 with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, reimagining key moments spanning their entire catalogue. Frontman, Kav Temperley remembers the performance fondly:

“The first time we stepped on to the stage at the Perth Concert Hall and sang with the full weight of the orchestra behind us, it was near impossible to wipe the smiles off our faces,” Kav says. “To see and hear our songs reimagined into orchestral form was a truly unique way to be able to reflect on a career that has taken us from jamming in our bedrooms to playing our music internationally.”

The WASO performance was conducted by award-winning composer Iain Grandage, who has previously worked with artists including the late Dr G YunupinguKate Miller-Heidke and Tim Minchin. WASO’s Natalie De Biasi says the orchestra felt proud to play a part in revealing “the Eskies in all their orchestral glory.”

Eskimo Joe & The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Live At The Perth Concert Hall is set to be released on CD and streaming on Friday August 30th, so fans will have a chance to hear 13 songs recorded on the evening. The album is available for pre-order here.

“This was a dream project,” Natalie says. “We’re thrilled that Eskimo Joe fans across the country and around the world can now relive these magical nights at Perth Concert Hall.”

Over the past 21 years Eskimo Joe have racked up an impressive 35 ARIA Award nominations and sold in excess of 750,000 albums, but the band is unified in naming Live At The Perth Concert Hall one of their favourite moments to date.

“We feel so privileged to have had the chance to showcase our songs like this and it will remain, for years to come, one of the highlights of our career,” Kav says.


Pre-order Eskimo Joe & The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Live At The Perth Concert Hall here.


  1.  Comfort You
  2.  New York
  3.  Older Than You
  4.  Planet Earth
  5.  Liar
  6.  Come Down
  7.  From The Sea
  8.  Breaking Up
  9.  Childhood Behaviour
  10.  Running Out Of Needs
  11.  Black Fingernails Red Wine
  12.  Foreign Land
  13.  Sky’s On Fire

Eskimo Joe will round out 2019 playing a series of dates around the country, including a massive reprise performance at Perth’s Kings Park with WASO in December, as well as a number of headline dates and shows supporting Jimmy Barnes. Check out the dates below. 


Fri Sep 20 | Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville*

Sat Sep 21 | Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns*

Sat Oct 19 | Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane*

Sat Oct 26 | Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour*

Sun Oct 27 | Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff

Thu Oct 31 | Canberra Theatre, Canberra*

Fri Nov 1 | The Ettamogah, Kellyville Ridge

Sat Nov 2 | Waves, Wollongong

Mon Nov 4 | Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights

Fri Nov 8 | The Whitlam Theatre, Revesby Workers Club, Revesby

Sat Nov 9 | Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, Penrith

Sun Nov 10 | Scene And Heard Festival, Newcastle

Sun Dec 1 | Kings Park, Perth with WASO

*Supporting Jimmy Barnes

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