“The ultimate home-grown, incredibly intimate gigs in paradise!”

May 21-25, 2022. Join The Living End and Phil Jamieson over 3 magical evenings on this specially curated Music in Paradise event in the heart of the warm, sunny Whitsunday Islands.

Set within the idyllic paradise of Daydream Island Resort, this is a Covid-safe music experience not to be missed! The Living End will perform two very special, intimate and extended live performances. Phil Jamieson, the charismatic Grinspoon frontman, is also performing two up-close, personal shows.
Wow… what a lineup!

The Whitsundays The Heart of Events


The Living End are one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, their unique, anthemic choruses and driving guitar sound has been the backing track to millions of surf missions, parties and endless nights out. Similarly Phil Jamieson’s charismatic vocal delivery and on stage personna fits the bill perfectly! Music In Paradise inspires a very special experience – one that promises maximum fun, dancing and socialising in luxury and style. Pull up a bean bag, cocktail, bourbon or beer in hand, and dance the night away.


Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. On an island as beautiful as Daydream, each of the rooms and suites offers a delightful view across lush, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

Meet your music icon

This specifically curated Music in Paradise event features homegrown Australian music royalty performing in an idyllic and most suitable to the times Australian destination. Unlike any other experience, you get to meet these iconic legends, get a professional photo opportunity and even share a tale over a beer or cocktail if you’re lucky.

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The Living End

The Living End are an Australian punk rock band, which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums).


The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, Second Solution / Prisoner of Society, which peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Singles Chart and went on to sell triple platinum. They have released seven studio albums and two reached the No. 1 spot on the Australian Albums Chart: self-titled album (12 October 1998) and State of Emergency (4 February 2006). They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom.

The Living End are one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, consistently headlining festivals around the country. The band tour internationally relentlessly; they average over 120 shows every year. Their blistering live performances have earnt the band an enviable position of one of Australia’s greatest live bands.

At ARIA Music Awards (Aus Grammys) ceremonies they have been nominated 27 times and have won six awards. The band have won an APRA Award (Aus version of Ivor Novello Awards) for Song of the Year in 2009.

Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane described the group which “emerged as one of the country’s premier rock acts.

By blending a range of styles (punk, rockabilly and flat out rock) with great success, The Living End has managed to produce anthemic choruses and memorable songs in abundance”. In October 2010 their debut album was listed in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.

The Living End consider themselves to be a rock ‘n’ roll band based on punk ethics, citing The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Who and The Jam as influences and bands with whom they share the same ideals, making a social commentary on what’s going on around them. They have also been compared favorably to 1990s punk revivalists Rancid. However, the band do not consider themselves a punk band, more a rock ‘n’ roll band who are influenced by punk.

The Living End

The band’s frontman, Chris Cheney is the only Australian musician to have a Gretsch guitar made specifically for him, and the company even made a limited edition for sale. Cheney’ Gretsch ‘White Noise’ model is now a sought-after collector’s item.

In February 2018 the band decamped to Germany to record their eighth studio album; Wunderbar. The album was released in September 2018. The band toured Europe for the rest of that year playing a mixture of festivals and headline shows across the continent.

Phil Jamieson

Phil Jamieson was first introduced to Australian music fans back in 1995, with Grinspoon becoming the first act to win triple j’s Unearthed High competition with their debut single Sickfest. The band then became one of Australia’s most in-demand names – young leaders of a new wave of alternative music that would prove to be a strong thread in the tapestry of new Australian music.

The band’s graduation from Unearthed High to Triple J mainstays ran alongside broader industry success. Grinspoon have enjoyed multi-platinum album sales, ARIA success, six Top 10 debuts and a strong presence in the hallowed Triple J Hottest 100, where they have made the list 17 times, twice with the hit Chemical Heart (#2 in 2002; #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time).

With thousands of shows to his name with Grinspoon, Jamieson’s live performance talents have continued to diversify and develop as he has explored new stages and formats.

Embracing a solo career that has seen him perform over 100 shows Australia-wide over the years, Jamieson made the transition from live music venues to the boards of theatres around the country in 2017, being cast as St. Jimmy in the Australian stage production of American Idiot. The Broadway musical made an impactful debut with its initial Australian premiere in Brisbane, leading to a national tour in 2018 – a performance that earned Jamieson acclaim.

As well as performing and songwriting, Jamieson has been involved in a number of philanthropic and industry-specific initiatives.

Phil Jamieson Music in Paradise SMIP

In 2013, Jamieson and Adam Zammit co-founded the Rock’N’Ride Tour for the national Youth and Mental Health Foundation, headspace. Bringing awareness to mental health issues faced by young people, the initiative saw a group of media figures, musicians and friends of Jamieson’s engage with local communities across a five-day motorcycle road trip, taking in over 5000km on the road.

While 2020 has seen Jamieson dedicate time to his new music, he was also seen on various stages around the country before COVID-19 forced the music industry (along with the rest of the country) to come to a halt.

Participating in the massive Firefight Australia event in Sydney in February 2020, Jamieson and Grinspoon were part of the charity effort that raised over $10.7 million. Additionally, profits from Jamieson’s solo touring have been donated to national initiative Support Act, who continue to assist and uplift those in the music industry who are in need.

Since 2015, Jamieson has been an industry judge for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The Australian equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Prize, the prize awards $30,000 to an artist for a decided Australian Album of the Year – winners during Jamieson’s tenure including Courtney Barnett, A.B. Original and Sampa The Great.

Breathe in the magic of the Whitsundays!

Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Following an extensive $140 million redevelopment in 2018/19, this stylish and tranquil island resort offers a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.

Choose from a range of spacious and modern accommodation rooms and suites, fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities. Large windows mean that you are only a glance away from the stunning views overlooking the resort pool landscapes, tropical gardens or impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

Room Categories

Resort Room – Available with one king bed or two queen beds, these Rooms are conveniently located close to the central Atrium building and feature tranquil views that spread to the resort and lush garden.

Superior Poolview – Available with one king bed or two queen beds, these contemporary rooms offer ample space, and feature tranquil views through floor to ceiling sliding doors, opening out onto a terrace.

Superior Oceanview – Available with one king bed or two queen beds with impeccable views of the Whitsundays, these modern rooms feature tranquil views through floor to ceiling sliding doors that provide an abundance of natural light, opening out onto a balcony.

Deluxe Oceanview – Envision and admire the beauty of the Whitsundays at your fingertips. Facing directly out over the ocean towards the Whitsunday Islands, these rooms feature a plush king-size bed and a bathroom with a walk–in shower.


Daydream Island Resort is a tropical haven for romantics, families and groups alike. With an array of activities on offer across the island each day, guests can experience the luxury of diving into a snorkelling adventure or exploring the island and surrounding Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by helicopter, sail boat or jet ski. The expansive pool landscape, coral beaches, rainforest walks, outdoor cinema, gym facilities and unlimited access to non motorised water activities, ensures there is something to keep everyone entertained.


Daydream Island is home to three restaurants; Graze – a modern buffet restaurant complete with live cooking stations and a range of international cuisines, Infinity – a premium Asian Inspired dining experience with expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands, and Inkstone Kitchen & Bar – inspired Modern Australian restaurant offering the best in steak and seafood. While each restaurant has its own unique cuisine and style, they all share the relaxed dining atmosphere synonymous with our island.

Wonder Of The World

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Daydream Island Resort main centrepiece ois The Living Reef, a unique freeform coral lagoon wrapping 200m around the central building and holding over 1.5 million litres of water.  The Living Reef is home to over 100 species of marine fish, over 80 species of coral and a variety of invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs

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