HOW?S THAT FOR A NAME: Caniaba?s Jimmy Barnes, right, met his namesake yesterday at Bangalow?s Fatherhood Festival and yes, Can
HOW?S THAT FOR A NAME: Caniaba?s Jimmy Barnes, right, met his namesake yesterday at Bangalow?s Fatherhood Festival and yes, Can

Jimmy Barnes, meet Jimmy Barnes

By RENEE REDMOND

WHEN Jimmy Barnes introduces himself at a barbecue he's often asked to belt out his favourite song, Working Class Man.

But the Caniaba father of three admits he can't sing a note.

Yesterday, Jim, an avid Cold Chisel and Barnsey fan, was introduced to his rock star namesake.

Jimmy Barnes the singer had dropped into town to perform with his four children at the Bangalow Fatherhood Festival and was more than happy to say G'day to Jim before hitting the stage.

"He's really easy going," Jim said.

"I'm a big fan and I've always wanted to meet him in person."

Jimmy had flown up for the afternoon and said he would be back home in time for his Father's Day dinner.

"This festival is important because a lot of dads get caught up in earning money and giving their kids material things, but you can give your kids a lot more by spending time with them and you get more back," he said.

"My kids have taught me a lot about myself. They've taught me love, pain, fear and hope."

Jimmy said his latest work included duets with each of his four children.

"It means I get to share my work life with them," he said.



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