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Dymocks Joondalup Presents: In Conversation with Jimmy Barnes

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Have your photo taken with Barnsey
JIMMY BARNES - who doesn't know this icon of an entertainer! Through the years, he has wowed us with his talent, his songs and his distinctive voice.

Jimmy Barnes
The great Jimmy Barnes -By Eva Rinaldi -, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Now Jimmy Barnes is coming to Perth for an author event entitled Jimmy Barnes In Conversation and featuring Sue Myc and an audience Q & A. You can be a part of this, and bookings are essential, and can be made here. Hurry, as there are only 150 bookings to be made for this rare event.

Now you have a chance to have your photo taken with Jimmy! He will, however, not be signing books or other merchandise at the event, (due to time restrictions) however you can buy a signed copy of the book.

Jimmy has written a book entitled WORKING CLASS BOY, and Dymocks, Joondalup are presenting Jimmy Barnes in Conversation, at the Joondalup Golf Resort on Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, for just $12. This fee includes finger food and a bar is available for the purchase of drinks.

You can pre-order this book from Dymocks, Joondalup for the special price of $32.99 (normally $45 retail), and you will go into the draw to win a $75 or $25 book voucher. If you are not able to attend the event, and would like a signed copy of Jimmy Barnes' book, please call Dymocks on 9300 0895 to place your order.

History of Jimmy Barnes
Jimmy Barnes was born James Dixon Swan on the 28 April 1956 and was born in Scotland before coming to live in Australia in 1961. He was originally the lead vocalist with the band Cold Chisel for some 20 years, and then went on to become a solo performer and songwriter. One of his better-known songs is "Working Class Man".

Courtesy Simon Thewlis, 2006

The book is the story of how James Swan became Barnsey, as we know him, and is a memoir about the frustration and energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and the ambition to achieve far more than you have. It is compassionate, gritty, surprising and also funny, and details his childhood, plus the efforts he made to manage a very tough life and escape the misery of the suburbs he lived in.

Jimmy Barnes with Cold Chisel
By jeaneeem -, CC BY 2.0,

2013 Concert - Courtesy of LuckieBoot

You can see more about the event, including directions on how to get there, at this site, or contact them at
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Why? For a rare event to meet Jimmy Barnes and hear his story
When: Sunday 2nd October, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Phone: 9300 0895
Where: Joondalup Golf Resort, Connolly
Cost: $12
Your Comment
Jimmy Barnes has a very distinctive voice, Finy - I just didn't realise he was part of Cold Chisel - interesting!
by Elaine (score: 3|7440) 1432 days ago
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