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Saturday, 24 January 2015
-- Jeff's Dead EP Launch
Mojos Bar Fremantle in North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia at 20:00
Jeff's Dead brings his new work into the world. Starting with his home town show in Perth . Joining are some of the best new acts in WA. MC'd by raconteur and award winning Australian treasure, Mr Justin Walshe. Also including:
Justin Walshe Trilogy
Jeff hit the scene as a young teenager over 10 years ago . He has had national airplay and supported some of the biggest perth and international acts including M. Ward, Birds of Tokyo and Abbe May. Once described as " Australia answer to Jack Black " by the then Sydney Drum Media , the enigmatic frontman has linked up with the songwriter Louis Cameron Inglis producers Jake Booker & Michael Strong to bring his new project to life. A mix of low fi country and upbeat pop ...... One of best live performers and songwriters around and the show and music is not to be missed.
TUESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2015
-- An Evening With Tom Lanoye Fly By Night.
WA Poets Inc Presents Poetry d’Amour 2015
$22.00 inc BF
$25.00 (if available)
Flemish poet, novelist and performer Tom Lanoye makes his debut in Australia with his appearance at a Poetry d’Amour 2015 special event.
On Tuesday 3 February 2014 at 7pm at the Flytrap (Fly By Night Musicians Club) in Fremantle Lanoye will be performing along with local poet and editor of Poetry d’Amour 2015 Nandi Chinna.
Lanoye will read from ‘Speechless’, his award winning story of this mother and the poems that made him write about war.
The performances will be preceded by an introduction and conversation with William Yeoman, book editor at The West Australian Newspapers, on subjects ranging from war and peace, to the myths and mysteries of gay love and marriage.
-- BALLPOINT PENGUINS AT FRINGE WORLD-BOOK NOW
Catch your favourite subversive, satirical, comic a capella trio with a new swag of songs at Fringe World 1-6 February. The shows are at 5:30 in Casa Mondo, an air conditioned tent at the Pleasure Garden (aka Russell Square). It's the perfect way to set yourself up for a night at the Fringe! After the show, catch a bit of dinner head out to one of more 50 other shows on in central Perth later in the evening -- what about a Brief History of Western Philosophy at the Noodle Palace or John Safran's Murder in Mississippi at the Noodle Palace? Fthose more inclined to more worldly pleasures, there's Venus in Furs at the State Theatre Centre, a danced version of Bizet's Carmen at the Town Hall by the Tbilisi State Theatre, La Soiree Circus or Briefs: the Second Coming at the Pleasure Garden!
Don't delay -- start your Fringe binge with the Penguins. You know you want to! Book tickets ($17.50) now at http://www.fringeworld.com.au/program/event/404991f6-8b1b-4ec8-8c89-752e2f2631bf/ | ColleenDixon@anysize.com.
Friday 6th February
-- The Hills Folk Club
The Hills Folk Club will be held at a different venue (Kalamunda Club) and then we will be back to Falls Farm as usual in March. We have been invited to join in the entertainment at Kalamunda Club which is featuring Australian Bush Poets Melanie Hall & Susan Carcary who have been brought to Perth for the Boyup Brook Festival.
It will be something special following on close to Australia Day.
Alan & Donna Malcolm will be playing with some of their fellow fiddlers and there may be room for some singers if you bring your instruments – we will have to see how the night pans out.
Please note there will be some small differences:
Starting time will be 7pm but you can still come later if you don’t require a meal
Meal: Yes, the club serves meals & drinks– Lamb Damper, salad & pavlova for $18 will be nights special -- dinner served at 6pm and needs to be ordered by ringing Kalamunda Club 92934946
Venue: Top of Kalamunda Road next to Stirk Park, Kalamunda.
This will be an exciting way to start our 2015 Hills Folk Club entertainment and we will be back to Falls Farm in March for our very special overseas guest Steve Turner.
Contact Pauline Tonkin on 92916026 or email@example.com
MONDAY 9 FEBRUARY
-- Monday Supperclub
Our first event for the year will be held on MONDAY 9 FEBRUARY at Dome Cafe, Maylands.
Our main act is the wonderful ENDA KENNY, a lovely man and fine singer-songwriter who hails from Melbourne.
Our poet is local wordsmith VERONICA LAKE.
Tickets can now be purchased online at www.summersupperclub.com
-- FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL'S YOUTH SONGWRITING COMPETITION,
THE QUEST announces songwriting workshop dates. The popular workshops are designed to assist budding young songwriters to tap into their inner resources to write the 2015 winning song! We are delighted to welcome back award-winning songwriters ANDREW WINTON and ROLY SKENDER as facilitators; and thrilled that MATT GRESHAM is doing an exclusive workshop in Mandurah.
January 10 at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre facilitated by MATT GRESHAM 9:30am - 12:30pm.
Matt Gresham Andrew Winton Roly Skender
February 10 at Pinjarra Senior High School facilitated by ROLY SKENDER.
(Open to PSHS students only. Applications administered by the school.)
PERTH METROPOLITAN AREA
Facilitated by ROLY SKENDER and ANDREW WINTON.
8:30am - 12:30pm.
January 31 at Zenith Music, Claremont
February 14 at Zenith Music, Claremont
WHAT STUDENTS WILL GAIN
Participants will learn how to hone their own tunes through a unique and creative process of discussion, performance, lyric writing and recording. Workshop places are on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets must be booked in advance online.
10-12 April 2015
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th February 2015
-- Jeff MartinSolo & Acoustic
Fly By Night present a special, intimate valentine’s gift; The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin solo and acoustic. On the back of a sell-out Canadian tour with The Tea Party, Jeff Martin returns to Perth for two performances at The Astor Theatre and The Fly By Night Musicians Club.
The Fly By Night will have an exclusive allocation of cabaret style seating available to Fly members for the Fly show, providing an up close and personal experience of the show, plus a complimentary glass of champagne.
The Fly By Night will also have an exclusive allocation of general admission tickets available to Fly members at The Astor Lounge show.
Saturday 14th Fly By Night. Doors Open: 8.00pm FLY MEMBERS TICKETS:$45.00 inc BF
PRESALE TICKETS:$45.00 inc BF
DOOR TICKETS:$50.00 (if available)
SUNDAY 15TH at The Astor Lounge
DOORS OPEN: 6.00pm FLY MEMBERS TICKETS: $45.00 inc BF
The Astor Theatre
659 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050
FOR EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS TICKETS CLICK ‘BUY TICKETS’
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FROM www.showticketing.com.au
http://www.jeff-martin.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/jeffmartin777
Sunday Feb 15th & 21st
-- Raise the Roof Gospel Workshops
Hello singing lovers of the west!
A happy New Year to you all. I'm heading over your way again soon and it would be great to sing with some of you in February.
This time we'll be in a rather special venue in Freo - the revamped, historic Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole precinct, that I hear has really come alive, and hearing the beautiful acoustics in the Kidogo Gallery. The Denmark RSL was a great venue, and we'll be using it again.
You may have heard that our two Sing the Camino tours in May this year are fully booked, in fact some Perth singers are coming to Spain with us. We've just opened another tour for August 25 - Sept 6. All the info is at www.singthecamino.com
RAISE THE ROOF WORKSHOPS
Denmark RSL Hall
Sunday Feb 15th
Mews Rd, Bathers Beach
Saturday Feb 21st
10 min walk from Freo Train Station
or park at Fishing Boat Harbour or The Esplanade
See you there!
Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0417 277 211
-- Brothers & Sisters The music of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'
Tickets are now available (and selling fast) for the 2015 Fringe World show.
Brothers & Sisters is an extravagant ensemble of 19 musicians performing the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack from the 2000 Cohen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? at the Fringe World Festival in 2015.
As ambitious as it is entertaining, Brothers & Sisters is an unprecedented collaboration by a diverse selection of WA musicians spanning indie, folk, pop, acoustic and bluegrass genres. The common thread is a love of the great music on this special album, which has influenced every musician involved in a different way.
Audiences will be taken on a surprising aural journey through the heart of folk music. True to the diversity of the album, there will be soaring harmonies, finger-picking banjos, solemn hymns, romantic interludes and the odd fake beard.
Brothers & Sisters is a tribute to the music that helped inspire a new wave of old-time folk revival.
Get Tickets Here
for more info contact Roly Skender - 0403 330 913
Saturday 21 February 2015
-- The Big Fling Fly Farewell Concert Fly By Night Musician’s Club.
Early Bird $20 Tickets On Sale Now until 31 Dec.
Popular West Australian Celtic band Fling will reform for a special one-off ‘Big Fling’ reunion show to celebrate the Fly By Night Musician’s Club in Fremantle on Saturday 21 February 2015. The Fly By Night in Freo is soon to be moved from its iconic Army Drill Hall home for the past 28-years and to acknowledge The Fly’s massive contribution to local music, Fling are reforming for a final ‘Big Fling’ Fly Farewell concert.
One of Perth’s most successful folk acts, Fling are a powerhouse ‘Australo-Celtic’ band that play a dynamic mix of traditional Celtic tunes, popular classics and contemporary folk songs. Over a decade in the 1990’s, they played all the major folk festivals across Australia, the UK folk festival circuit, many Asian music venues from Singapore to Tokyo, and filled numerous local Irish pub sessions across the country.
“In the late 90’s, Fling were one of the few local bands that could sell-out a double Friday/Saturday night at The Fly,” said Fly By Night Club Executive Director, John Reid. “They played a big Celtic sound and had a huge following.”
The Big Fling Fly reunion show will feature the six-piece band, with Irish and Scottish pipes, concertina, whistles, fiddle, cittern, guitar, bass and drums, plus extra trad tune players, an Irish dance troupe, and a dynamic horn section on the instrumental tracks.
“The Big Fling’s Celtic wall of sound is really upbeat happy music and we’re looking forward to playing together again, especially with the larger line-up,” said cittern player and singer, Jon Cope.
There are 400 Early Bird $20 tickets available before 31 December 2014 via the Fly website www.flybynight.org or 9430 5976, Presale tickets are $25 from 1 January 2015.
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Friday February 27th
-- Eric Bogle with John Munro and Pete Titchener. Fly By Night.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm, PRESALE TICKETS: $48.50 inc BF, DOOR TICKETS: $52.50 (if available). Ticket Sales
There is not much more that can be written about Eric Bogle other than what has already been written. After over forty years of writing great songs and performing them around the world, Eric is still putting pen to paper and adding to his already celebrated body of work.
As we, now in 2014 celebrate The Anzac Centenary, the Anzac Spirit lives on in Eric’s classic songs; ‘And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, ‘No Man’s Land’ & ‘The Gift of Years’.
Eric’s new CD release, ‘ A Toss of the Coin’ Features a selection of new songs and will be available at his concerts in February and March 2015.
Don’t miss one of Australia’s Great Singer Songwriters who will be joined on stage by his long time Music Collaborator John Munro and Bassist Pete Titchener.
Eric, John and Pete will perform the entire Concert.