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-- Nanga Music Festival
Despite the winter cold, things are heating up at Nanga Central for
2015 with a glowing lineup of artists sharing the main concert stage.
Have a look at the inspiring list of artists below. Artist information can also be found at our website: www.nangamusic.org.au.
Nanga Music Festival releases artist lineup!
All our Exes Live in Texas, Mal Webb and String Contingent are just some of the fabulous acts set to grace the stage at Nanga this year.
All our Exes Live in Texas - Sydneysiders, Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts & Georgia Mooney, all beautiful performers in their own right, combine in fourpart folk heaven.
All Our Exes deliver tunes that are clearly crafted in the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show.
With four songwriters and four unique voices, All Our Exes make music that is refreshingly different, creating a brand new type of modern folk.
Fair warning: You'll need to wear your charisma sunnies or you'll walk out of the building a little bit in love.
Mal Webb -Around the world and into your brain, vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal Webb sings his songs about all manner of stuff, using all sorts of vocal
techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek.
It’s a lip to lung journey through the physics, physiology and phriyolity of all the sounds a face can make. Sideways yodelling beatbox, harmonics, throat singing, uvular fluttering, advanced clapping -
Mal’s like Bobby MeFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. Family fun, free from facile frippery.
With just 300 tickets available, one intimate stage, an on-site canteen offering cheap meals and a line-up bursting with fine performances, workshops and open mike opportunities, Nanga is WA’s biggest little secret!
If you’ve thought about going along to the Nanga Music Festival but can’t be there for the whole weekend, a very limited number of day tickets are now on sale
Artist lineup and ticket info at www.nangamusic.org.au
Monday 12 OCTOBER
Our 12 October Supperclub act is the rather wondrous, strangely eclectic and hugely melodic Mal Webb, who travels the globe sharing his own special
take on beatboxing, singing and instrument playing. A vastly original performer, Mal's show is bound to sell out fast once the fannerati beyond our supperclub email list
hears he’s in town. Our support act is delightful local poet Jake Dennis.
Bookings and info via www.summersupperclub.com
UPCOMING SUPPERCLUB DATES AND DETAILS
MON 12 OCT - Music from Mal Webb, Words from Jake Dennis
MON 9 NOV - Music TBC, Words from our own Dennis Greene, read by wife Jo, door queen Flora and me.
MON 7 DEC - December is the month the Supperclub volunteer team gets to strut its stuff, with music from The Jane Cornes Trio and words from Flora Smith
THURSDAY 15th October
-- Irish Traditional Music Session
the Fremantle Irish Session continues in the upstairs room at the National hotel each thursday in August from 5.30-8.30pm (no door charge)...
16th of October
-- Mundaring Folk'n'Blues
This month we have a huge line-up! First up is Marcus Sturrock, one of the most genius Jazz, Blues, pickin’ and just about everything else guitarists you are likely to see. Marcus has been over east for a while, and is soon to return. One of the members of all of the magic Hills Musicians by whom we are so spoiled, I ran into him at the Chidlow (where we were bidding farewell to another Hills Musician!) and he wanted the last spot I had, and with a great deal of joy, I gave it.
Serendipity also greeted my second spot. It turns out that none other than Craig Sinclair was in town, for Nanga, as it happens, and asked if there was room at the club. Craig was with us earlier this year, with his band Pepperjack, but is coming up solo this gig. One of the most accomplished musical talents and a regular at the club, Craig is now based in Albany, so his appearances are somewhat rare in this town these days. Make the most of this one.
In the middle of all this is Rupert John. Rupert has been playing for us since as long as I can remember and is a favourite with audiences, has a million version of Crazy Love, puts together bunches of old and new songs in interesting and delightful ways. He often cruises into the club an astonishing array of some of the best and brightest of the local talent, bringing a virtual musical tour-de-force to our stage.
Finally a new band, made up of people who have been in the scene for quite a while, Twisted Herring. I first heard this band several months ago at the Wanneroo Folk Club and I was blown away. They are a 5 piece ensemble playing traditional folk on mandolin, guitar, whistle and an array of violins. They have played at festivals and concerts all over, and we now get them at the club. Every time I hear about the concerts they do it is from people raving about “how good guys are”. I am seriously looking forward to seeing them again.
A group of the usual suspects will be in attendance. The fully stocked bar, the tasty meals, the tables, the chairs, our genius soundman of course and the friendly crowd. As always we can be found at the Mundaring Sporting Club in Coolgardie St Mundaring. The music starts at 7.30, the doors are open from 6.45. And I will see you there,
Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th October
-- Gidgestock Music Festival
is an annual fundraising event which will take place on a beautiful 50 acre property in Gidgegannup. The inaugural festival is on Saturday/Sunday 17/18th October from 11am Saturday (bush camping available) and will raise funds for new premises for Kalamunda Community Radio.
You can also visit out Facebook page www.facebook.com/gidgestock and tick ‘get Notifications’ from the ‘like’ dropdown menu to keep informed of updates in the lead-up to the festival. We’re publishing a piece on each of the performers - 2 per day, which started last week. Please share these on your own Facebook Pages and invite all your friends!
Entry is by a minimum donation of $35pp and bookings are open on Bookings: www.trybooking.com/157934
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER 2015
-- WEST AUSTRALIAN FOLK FEDERATION AGM
Warren Lake Hall, Teakwood Avenue, Woodlands 1pm
The WAFF Annual General Meeting will be held just preceding Jackadder's Folk Club in Woodlands. At the meeting you will get the chance to nominate and elect officers for the WAFF Executive Committee, help guide WAFF future directions, advise WAFF on managing its finances, and aid WAFF to mature as an organization. You will also get free admission to the show at Jackadder's which follows the AGM.
JACKADDER'S MUSIC CLUB, WANNEROO FOLK CLUB, AND THE NEW MUSIC VENUE AT INNALOO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB ARE EVENTS ALL RUN UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN FOLK FEDERATION.
(Please note that only WAFF financial members can vote on any decisions.)
-- JACKADDER'S MUSIC CLUB
Warren Lake Hall, Teakwood Avenue, Woodlands 3pm
Once again a great line-up of performers for October 18 with a mix of blues and folk.
GUEST PERFORMERS - Mike Cardy and Bob Grigoroff. Mike Cardy is a Perth songwriter who has lived in WA all of his life. He refers to his music as “Urban Blues” – observations of life and the things we find in the city. Through the use of a range of guitars, tunings and different playing styles Mike delivers a unique range of material that can be sombre, reflective, enlightening – and sometimes heart-warming. Mike’s long-time collaborator and accomplished lead guitarist, Bob Grigoroff, has a long history in the music. Bob and Mike have been friends and musical allies for two decades. They have an innate understanding of each other’s playing. Bob plays a distinctive style of blues that complements and adds wonderful depth and colour to Mike’s playing and songs.
Also on the program will be BOB RUMMERY. Bob has been researching some of WA's goldfields history and literature for about 30 years. Some of the material has been used in presentations at festivals or passed on to others working in the same areas.
He has collected a lot of verse from several goldfields poets - he published a selection from Tom "Crosscut" Wilson - and has set some verse to music. Some of these songs have been recorded by local band Loaded Dog and on the east coast by Jason and Chloe Roweth. He has composed many traditional dance tunes and enjoys finding out what sort of tunes are hidden in his button accordion. He recently recorded his first solo album 'The Man With the Concertina."
Cost: Adults $8 Children free.
For details contact email@example.com or 0412777061
Friday 23rd October
-- Innaloo Folk n Blues
Innaloo Sportsmans club ,75 Birdwood Ave. Innaloo.
Music Starts at 8.pm Admission $10.00 (WAFF members and Concessions $8.00)
Bar and food available.
The Littlest Fox. CD Launch.
The Littlest Fox's earthly acoustic tones and enchanting harmonies bring to life stories of Australia.
Described by the Fairbridge Folk Festival as being "risingstars of the local indie-folk-pop scene", The Littlest Fox havebeen credited for their absorbing vocal harmonies and story telling through music.
Embracing their heritage, Ashlea Reale and Jenny Gaunt have brought to life forgotten tale of shipwrecks, bush rangers, prison breaks and home grown heroes. With a handful ofinstruments under their belt, including cello, biscuit tin banjo and cajon, the girls always give a passionate, intimate performance with endearing stage banter to leave you feeling like old friends.
The music of the Littlest Fox captures the soul and imagination of these two songwriters,showcasing stories and events from Australian history. From true recollections of events like Pinjarra Massacre to fictional tales of what it might have been like to be Ned Kelly’s girl, the duo have brought local history to the forefront of the contemporary music scene.
Since recording their first album, Paper Aeroplane, in 2011, The Littlest Fox have released three full length albums, an EP, two music vides and toured across Australia,Their Lates CD ‘Through the Dark ‘will be released in October.
For more info email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday October 25th
-- Spirits & Spooks
Perth Town Hall, 3-5pm.
Don’t miss this uplifting, fun afternoon of serious and seriously silly songs with the ever popular Spirit of the Streets Choir and the Hilarious “dark knights of song “ the Spooky Men of the West
Tickets $25 ($20 conc) from www.trybooking.com/137031
Any enquiries please call Joanne on 0407 195 555 or Lorraine 0414 406 816
-- Perth Morris Men
will be performing at
The Zig Zag Festival from 2:30 to 3:15 PM
Stirk Park Kalamunda
As always we are on the lookout for new dancers. Any enquiries please contact Steve Mansfield on 0400 731 049 or via email email@example.com
-- HANK MARVIN'S GYPSY JAZZ TRIO Fly By Night.
Doors Open: 8.00pm PRESALE TICKETS: $50
The Sizzling Sounds of Swing
Guitarist Hank Marvin has achieved legendary status the world over. From his early days with “The Shadows”, through to his forays into everything from rock n roll to swing and gypsy jazz, his technical skill, precision and rhythmic integrity brings us music that invades the soul. Marvin’s quartet ‘Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz’ features virtuoso accordionist Nunzio Mondia, stand out rhythm guitarist Gary Taylor and the talented guest bassist Pete Jeavons.
Nunzio Mondia accordionist/pianist, astounding and talented musician who has added flair and genius to many of Marvins top charting albums. Nunzio has worked with artists such as Michael Crawford, Demis Roussos, Shirley Bassey, WA Symphony Orchestra, Hugh Jackman and wide range of New Zealand and Australian talent.
Gary Taylor, an accomplished guitarist and highly skilled bassman in his own right compliments Hanks distinctive and unique sound. Gary has played as a session musician globally as well as being the founder alongside Peter Frampton in the popular and successful group “The Herd” back in the late sixties.
Pete Jeavons, this in – demand Western Australian bass player recorded with the band on tracks of the groups debut album “Django Castle” ranked high on the US Jazz Charts in 2014.
-- The 'Writers Block' coming to Clancys Fremantle
The Fremantle Writers Block is a new monthly singer-songwriter showcase proudly supported by Clancys Fishpub, Fremantle.
With 6 artists from Fremantle and beyond performing in a round robin style, it's a whole night full of great songs, plus some impromptu collaboration.
Starting on Thursday October 8th then continuing on the second Thursday of the month, the inaugural show will feature some of WA's best - Fremantle's Rose Parker, Kimberley up and comer John Bennett on the eve of his Australian tour, China Doll's Karin Page, the Kill Devil Hills Brendon Humphries, country gal Belle Harvey, and hosting (and providing a bit of back up where needed) is David Hyams.
The night promises an interesting and varied mix of songs with the theme of "Out of Town" Starts 7.30pm. No door charge.
Friday 13th November
-- Wanneroo Folk Club
Dorchester community Hall Cnr of Dorchester and Dugdale st Warwick.
Music Starts at 8 Admission $10.00 and $8.00 for WAFF Members/Conc.
For more info email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday February 20th
-- Vin Garbutt Fly By Night.
After having to cancel his 2015 Australian Tour due to ill health, Vin Garbutt returns
for a tour of Australia in February 2016.
Vin is one of Britains busiest and much loved performers with many fans here in Australia. Vin will perform on Saturday February 20th in the new Fly by Night Club in Fremantle's Victoria Hall.
Vin will be supported by special guest Peter Bugden and tickets will go on sale soon watch this space.
Early bird tickets at the reduced price of $35 (normal price $41.80) only 75 at this price, Reserve yours now by contacting Richard Collins Mob 0422 914 568 or by email at email@example.com
3 - 5 June 2016 (WA Day long Weekend)
-- Denmark Festival of Voice
The Denmark Festival of Voice 2016 Performer Applications are now open.
BUT close in 6 weeks time!!!
(end of October)
Click here to be taken to the online Performer Application form
Please do not leave it to the last minute to complete your application - we do not want you or us to miss out!