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Ed Kuepper with Jim White

Collaborating for the first time, Ed Kuepper co-founder of '70s proto-punks The Saints and the brilliant interpretive drummer, Jim White of the renowned instrumentalists Dirty Three, come together to tackle 45 years’ worth of Kuepper’s catalogue.

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“Jim is one of the finest drummers I've seen and heard anywhere, totally gets inside of whatever he's playing in an unpredictable and exciting way.”

Ed Kuepper

“I like how Ed Kuepper - like Lou Reed or Bob Dylan - doesn’t want to replay the hits as was and at the same time doesn’t pretend to not have a  past nor a future.”

-Jim White

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Aus music game changers collaborate for the first time

The co-founder of The Saints, Ed Kuepper joins forces with the brilliant interpretive drummer Jim White of the renowned instrumentalists Dirty Three, for the first time as they tackle 45 years’ worth of Kuepper’s catalogue with a twist that only these two game changers could apply.

Exploding on the scene with The Saints, Ed Kuepper is the chief architect of the uncompromising Laughing Clowns and The Aints! and master songsmith with over 15 solo albums. No stranger the stages of Sydney Opera House, Jim White is a Vivid LIVE alumni and as the brilliant drummer of renowned instrumentalists Dirty Three as well the partner in the genre-defying Xylouris White.

Join these masterful musicians as they pack an unforgettable sonic punch for two very special performances over one evening in the Studio this June.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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