Ahead of their Corner Hotel gig Saturday 20th July 2019 – I’m talking band members Zan & Robert Goodge join Timmy to talk about getting the band back together and the upcoming gig – Listen Up!
Following the reunion of five of the original seven members of I’m Talking in February for a series of A Day On The Green shows, the band are back again for two very special club shows this July. The incredible February shows, which saw the band receive rave reviews, renewed their sense of camaraderie and reignited their spark.
“The band has a chemistry that not only celebrates the past, but suggests a healthy future. Can’t wait for an intimate, indoors show!” – Steve McKenzie, The Daily Review
“The deep-dive disco funk grooves hold up in an era where people are still trying to get the sound Nile Rodgers gave to Daft Punk” – Cameron Adams, Herald Sun
“Highlights? Pretty much all the set” – Harry Williams, thedwarf
“Together with the two-pronged, strong female vocal attack, backed by a brilliant rhythm section, I’m Talking are still able to deliver” – Greg Phillips, Australian Musician
“Bryan Ferry drew the crowd, I’m Talking stunned them” – Paul Cashmere, Noise11
“I’m Talking were a revelation” – Simon Collins, The West Australian
Formed in 1983 by guitarist Robert Goodge, bassist Barbara Hogarth and saxophonist Ian Cox, all of whom had come from the Melbourne post-punk independent scene, the trio decided to head in a more commercial direction, embracing dance and pop. They enlisted like minds in keyboardist Stephen Charlesworth and drummer Cameron Newman, and together with the powerful vocalists Kate Ceberano and Zan Abeyratne, they created a compelling set of tunes, and soon found themselves favourites on the Melbourne and Sydney inner-city club circuit. With their mix of backgrounds and genders, I’m Talking stand out, and their strength comes from their diversity.
The band only released one album, but they saw huge success. Their second ever single, ‘Trust Me’, went top-10 on the ARIA Chart, and won the band two Countdown Awards: Best Newcomer and Most Popular Female Vocalist (Kate). Their debut and only album, Bear Witness, was certified gold.