"There is a place in my memories for the carnival. Highly skilled artisan gypsy freaks with amazing unappreciated talents and no fixed abode. Stories of grander days when the circus was a life to be admired, somewhere to run to. Family traditions of the high wire and contortion. Sprookers and games of chance. The smell of hay, animal shit and cotton candy.
It arrives seemingly unexpected and lays claim to local sports fields.
Then it is gone onto the next appointment.
It is itself a small town and I the one that is leaving."
Tim Hall is a musician and steel sculptor from Umina Beach (Central Coast NSW). To his credit he has survived 18 years in Australia's music industry playing with such acts as The Whitlams, The Strange and Chakradiva. In recent years he has produced albums for Jeff Lang and Jordie Lane and his voice has featured on numerous TV ads and themes.
Stu Spence is his friend.