Tim Minchin – The gift that keeps on giving
20/12/2011 Leave a comment
Under all of the untamed blonde hair, striking eyeliner and a comedic charm which has propelled a 36-year-old Northampton, Great Britain-born entertainer into a successful man of many trades from making audiences laugh on a global level to writing and producing infectiously fun songs, Tim Minchin has a side which can be admired and must be praised.
From beginnings in Australia, a nation which later became a second home as the majority of Minchin’s childhood and adulthood was spent in Perth, Australia before university life was experienced at the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Arts degree being obtained in English and Theatre coming along as a result of study, discovering a talent to help others enjoy themselves came after first appearing at the Butterfly Club in Melbourne, Australia and frankly, the laughs haven’t stopped yet.
However, the second of those earlier mentioned strings to the metaphorical bow is beginning to show a charitable side to a seemingly kind nature and with this, raise money for a society which is aiming to help Brits that live with a myriad of disorders that fall under the autistic spectrum.
Released as a way of making a donation to the National Autistic Society, a charity which looks to support autistic people in Great Britain, proceeds from the sales of White Wine in the Sun is aiming to do just this as a little Christmas magic may be soon felt by those with autism around the country.
Currently being available for purchase through iTunes and other music providers, 2011 will act as the second year of Minchin’s involvement with the NAS as a charity of choice and should the festive single be downloaded before Wednesday 1st February 2012, the full amount of money raised through sales will assist those who need it most.
Does this automatically mean that every other song that has an opportunity to become 2011′s Christmas number one should be snubbed in favour of a choice which offers a little more than success for the artist?
Not at all, though this commitment to offering a helping hand is something which adds a little warmth to an already exciting time of the year.
Surely it is the perfect time for such a kind and generous act to take place?