Tim Draxl, who recently was seen in the Australian comedy feature film A FEW BEST MEN alongside Olivia Newton-John and soon to be seen in a TV drama based on the life of Ronald Biggs, has long been a fan of the songs made famous by Chet Baker. In 2009 Producer/writer Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl created the show FREEWAY based on the brilliant talent and extraordinary life of famous singer and musician Chet Baker.
Since making his first studio recording some years ago Tim has matured into a quality all round artist with a brilliant voice well suited to the wonderful material from the Chet Baker songbook. My Funny Valentine appeals to discerning music lovers who appreciate 1950's cool classics."
When FREEWAY - The Chet Baker Journey began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz club el Rocco in Kings Cross it attracted audiences from 18 to 80 and met with universal praise. Broadway star Lillias White fell in love with Tim Draxl's restrained and seductive voice while the Australian theatre director Jim Sharman responded to the intimacy and haunting tone of Freeway. He said: "The experience felt akin to seeing Chet Baker in one of those smoky, over-crowded joints he played in LA."
A familiar comment after each performance has been, "who needs Michael Buble when you've got Tim Draxl", a sentiment echoed at last year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival where it played to sellout crowds. Many fans wanted to know when an album would be released. Finallly the time has come.