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‘Working Class Man’ Is Soul Chisel

And The ‘Good Times’ At The Airlie Beach Hotel

Airlie Beach get ready; a superstar is coming to town.

Well, one of the best looking and most lifelike resemblances of Jimmy Barnes, Soul Chisel is taking up residence on the Airlie Beach Hotel stage for a weekend of power.

Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3, from 2 to 5.30pm, the Airlie Beach Hotel will be the place to be.

Creator and front man of Soul Chisel is Steve Callanan, a legend in his own right.

Steve, with his uncanny resemblance to Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes, has been bringing the charm and charisma of Jimmy across the nation.

“It so funny when people see me get on stage and whip out their phones because they think the real Jimmy’s just stepped on stage, but it’s just an old bloke who sorta looks like him and sings like him.”

Even appearing on The Voice Australia, Steve wasn’t able to turn a single mentor chair, with each star believing the real Jimmy Barnes was up on stage, belting out tunes.

Steve has got Father’s Day sorted, with his powerful show perfectly aligned with the holiday, what a treat to Aussie blokes of Airlie Beach.

“It’s a fantastic happy coincidence, that we get to make sure they’re enjoying their Father’s Day,” said Steve.

Encompassing the entire energy of Jimmy Barnes, Soul Chisel does not miss a beat, ensuring the best experience for the audience.

“We have Jim’s blessing for our show, and we’re sure to cover the party side of things!

“We play tribute and leave the impersonation to the comedians!”

No hit tune will be left out of these two back-to-back sets, covering all the very best of Jimmy Barnes.

“I love the slow Jim songs, ‘Stone Cold’, ‘Working Class Man’, and ‘Flame Trees’, ‘cause it gets people up and singing back to me.”

But don’t worry because more is always in store with Steve and Soul Chisel.

Moving through Cold Chisel, Working Class Man and Freight Train Heart, to Barnsey’s Soul Deep repertoire, there is something for everyone at this show.

Be sure to get yourself the best seat in the house, with Steve and the band sure to call for audience interaction and get you to sing along to the best hits.

“We just make sure that everyone knows that we know they’re there, and that they’re having a good time.”

WHAT: Soul Chisel, the Ultimate Jimmy Barnes Tribute

WHERE: The Pub, at the Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September

Touching on all aspects of Jimmy Barnes’ career, Soul Chisel is perfect for any fan

Stemming from his uncanny resemblance of the Aussie legend, Steve Callanan is a legend himself

Airlie Beach Hotel is making sure that Airlie Beach knows how to rock this September

Barnsey and Barnsey with uncanny resemblance. Photos supplied

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