Australian Environment Minister Peter Garrett left parliament behind to rock with his old band Midnight Oil for victims of the recent bushfires.
The politician and former lead singer performed in Canberra on Thursday for the first of two practice gigs before the Sound Relief concert on 14 March.
Garrett last performed with the group for a tsunami benefit in 2005.
After spending the day in parliament he joked on stage:"The only person who has to go to work in the morning is me."
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A couple of days old, but still. America, you might have Barack Obama but we have a singing Minister for the Environment!