Tim Rogers likes to keep it clean. So clean in fact that his squeaky sparkles have garnered their own moment in the spotlight. It may seem almost unfathomable — especially considering he has spent around 20 years touring with what he describes as a "grubby rock band" — but everyone has their all-consuming passions and off-centre obsessions. Just look at Beyonce, an avid consumer of crime novels. Or take Johnny Depp, a man known for collecting pig skeletons. For Rogers, he admits it ain't easy being a clean freak in the world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Running as part of The Wheeler Centre's short daytime series You Don't Know Me, these free 30-minute talks uncover the surprising passions of high profile figures who are well known for something else entirely. Between a Rock and a Hard Scrub will see Rogers answering the interminable question: is cleanliness close to rock godliness? It may well be for Rogers, for, as it turns out, this icon of Australian indie rock music is a demon with the Scotch-Brite.
The You Am I frontman will discuss his enthusiasm for scrubbing, mopping and dusting — a passion he has nurtured quietly and doggedly under trying circumstances for years. We just hope the wild man chucks in some other dirty secrets too.