Neil Young Tribute

Sat 11 July

w/ Raised By Eagles (Duo)

40th Anniversary of Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’ Celebrated

Australian pub rock icon Nick Barker and his band The Studio Instrument Rentals will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic Neil Young album ‘Tonight’s The Night’ with a one-off performance at The Yarraville Club on Saturday 11 July, re-creating the record track-for-track together with an extended encore of other Neil Young gems.

Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’ was the Canadian artist’s sixth studio album and was actually recorded some two years before its release, for the most part in one day on 26 August 1973 at Hollywood’s Studio Instrument Rentals. An achingly beautiful expression of grief this album was inspired by the drug overdoses of Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry.  It peaked at #25 on the US Billboard charts in 1975 and is widely regarded as “the Neil Young fans’ Neil Young album” featuring The Santa Monica Flyers on such magic moments as “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown”, “Roll Another Number”, “Alburquerque” and the title track “Tonight’s The Night”.

Nick Barker’s bespoke band, The Studio Instrument Rentals named after the famed recording studio, features Michael Barclay (Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls) on drums, Michael Hubbard (Spencer P Jones & The Escape Committee) on guitar, Grant Cummerford (Matt Walker and Jeff Lang) on bass, Shane Reilly (Tex Perkins) on pedal steel guitar and Bruce Haymes (Renee Geyer) on keyboards. A veritable who’s who of the credible Melbourne music scene.

As Dave Marsh poignantly wrote in Rolling Stone magazine of Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’, The record chronicles the post-hippie, post-Vietnam demise of counterculture idealism, and a generation’s long, slow trickle down the drain through drugs, violence, and twisted sexuality. This is Young’s only conceptually cohesive record, and it’s a great one.”

Cherry Bar owner and Yarraville Live Booker James Young adds, “For any Neil Young fan, this is a night not to be missed. One night only at The Yarraville Club, Saturday 11 July, tonight’s the night!”

Neil Young ‘Tonight’s The Night’ 40th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday 11 July, 7.30pm
The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen Street, Yarraville

Nick Barker and The Studio Instrument Rentals: Nick Barker, Michael Barclay, Michael Hubbard, Grant Cummerford, Shane Reilly and Bruce Haymes

Support act: Raised By Eagles (Duo)
MC James ‘The Hound Dog’ Young
and DJ Max Crawdaddy till 1am

Ticket Options

Dinner & Show $85.50 General Admission $25+bf On the Door $30 (if available)