First guests on Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight will be Melissa George, comedian Arj Barker, and 2011 Australian of the Year Simon McKeon with music from Dan Sultan and James Reyne.
Melissa George first appeared on our screens in 1993 in her role as Angel Parish in the long running soap Home and Away, for which she won two Logies. Melissa later made her break in the U.S. with roles in TV series including Charmed, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy and Alias and the highly acclaimed In Treatment. Her film credits include 30 Days of Night, Triangle, Mulholland Drive and the remake of The Amityville Horror. Melissa now lives in L.A. and Buenos Aires, but is back in Australia filming the ABC TV drama series The Slap.
American comedian Arj Barker is no stranger to Australian audiences. He’s a regular visitor to our shores since, and has performed stand-up to sell-out crowds at festivals and theatres around the country. He’s toured the U.S., New Zealand and Europe, and made many TV appearances including The Late Show with Conan O’Brien.
Simon McKeon, is a leading social entrepreneur and prominent businessman who demonstrates how business and philanthropy go hand in hand. His lifelong efforts to support Australian and international charities has earned him the title of Australian of the Year 2011.
Dan Sultan is an Australian singer and songwriter, performing a style he calls country-soul-rock ‘n’ roll. In 2010 Dan was awarded the ARIA for Best Male Artist and Best Blues and Roots Album. Along with his band, Dan has performed at most major Australian music festivals, and in 2009 Sultan made his screen debut in the film Bran Nue Dae.
James Reyne is one of Australia’s most loved singer songwriters. He first shot to fame as lead singer of iconic ‘80s band Australian Crawl, before pursuing a successful solo career.
Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight premieres Wednesday February 9 at 8.30pm on ABC1, and is repeated Saturdays at 7.30pm on ABC2.