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The Music Scene in Perth & WA

While some capital cities are struggling, WA’s live music and musician scene is booming, as evidenced by the hundreds of thriving live-music venues running across the state. National and international tours plus week-end long festivals in Perth and the Southwest attract big crowds from the east coast as well as locals and expats musicians from South East Asia. WASO leads myriad classical music companies and jazz continues to thrive.

Also, check out our Gig Guide

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The music scene in Perth & WA

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Guides


Shades Of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute To Michael Bublé

A musical tribute to Michael Buble and his best hits

  • Dates:Jan 20-25, Jan 27-31, Feb 1-2
  • Time(s):6:40pm
  • Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Venue Address:Yagan Square, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:30
  • Ticket price TO:40
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Music:Concert Tours

Description

Direct from the USA with three voices singing incredible songs like 'Feeling Good', 'Moondance', 'Come Fly With Me', 'Home', 'Everything', 'Fever', 'Save the Last Dance for Me' and many more. Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. This act has wowed audiences across the globe with their exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks.

WASO's Summer Classics

WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits.

  • Dates:Jan 31 & Feb 2
  • Time(s):7:30pm, Friday 31 January & 2pm, Sunday 2 February
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$104
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Special event
  • Audience:Adults

Description

You can smell the coconut oil, taste the salty air, and feel the sand between your toes.

But before the Freo Doctor comes in, WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits.

From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Ravel, we’ve pulled out all the stops, so come on down, grab a drink and relax with the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack.

A Sea Symphony - Western Australian Charity Orchestra

The Western Australian Charity Orchestra invites you to set sail on a musical journey over the seas!

  • Dates:Feb 1
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall and the Western Australian Charity Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$324.50
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WACO: Western Australian Charity Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Concerto,Orchestral

Description

Experience an evening of wondrous music inspired by the world’s oceans, waves, ships and those who journey on them.

 

PROGRAM:

The Little Mermaid Suite Menken

La Mer Debussy

A Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams

 

ARTISTS:

Katja Webb Soprano

Kristin Bowtell Baritone

Western Australian Charity Orchestra and Choir directed by Samuel Parry

Bingo Loco - Mardi Gras Special with Karen from Finance

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?! We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

  • Dates:Feb 21
  • Time(s):Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Legs Eleven & Bingo Loco
  • Venue Address:Parry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$49
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Music:Popular Music

Description

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?!

We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

Costumes highly encouraged / Prizes awarded for best dressed**

You want the madness? We provide it! Bring your very best dancing shoes and get ready for a crazy night......of bingo! But not just any bingo. Bingo Loco!

WHAT IS BINGO LOCO?

We are the runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles and dance offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don't like what we do. We don't care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We've got the ball's... the bingo balls to make your roar so loud you'll definitely lose your voice.

Previous prizes include: Trip to Vegas & Coachella, dildos, blow up dolls, Beats Headphones, crates of cans, a bathtub, 90's gameboys, convertible car, bags of rubbish, 8 foot teddy bears and even a boat??

Here's a taste of what we are:
https://facebook.com/bingolocoie/videos/361011684388707/

The Dirty Details:

Freo.Social, Fremantle

Party Doors: 6:30pm

First game: 8:00pm

Inquiries: [email protected]

“Bingo Loco has become nothing short of an entertainment phenomenon in its birth place of Dublin and beyond.” – Lonely Planet.

Bingo Loco is not a performance, it’s an engaging experience with the mentality of a theatre show, while always ensuring every element is completely ridiculous.

In 2020, Bingo Loco is partnering with Make-A-Wish® Australia to help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Each
year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes complement medical treatment – working to calm, distract and empower sick kids at the time they need it most. When a wish is realised, a child discovers that despite their situation, anything is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Bingo Loco is an entertainment event run by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd and is separate to cost of playing Bingo, operated by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Australia with authority to Fundraise. There is no obligation from attendees of the event
'Bingo Loco' to play Bingo. The separate cost to play Bingo is $3 for a booklet of 9 tickets. Proceeds from Bingo go to Make-A-Wish®
Australia and the maximum value of all the prizes combined is $1,000.

* Bingo is played with printed tickets bearing numbered squares.
* Each player is offered the cash alternative of the value of the
goods offered as prizes.
* A Caller announces the numbers to the players which are selected at
random from a registered Bingo machine.
* Each player marks off the numbers on their ticket as they are called.
* A player wins if they are able to mark off all the numbers on their
ticket, left-to-right, first.
* During a session any conditions can be viewed at the sales desk.
* A participant who has won a prize will call out 'Bingo Loco' and
hold their booklet in the air. These instructions are laid out clearly
by the host at the start of the game.
* Each ticket claimed to be a winner is inspected by the host and / or
the assistant of the host.
* Spotters will be placed within the audience to ensure each winner is
identified quickly.
* If Bingo is called on a winning number by more than one participant
or, from a number called prior to the last number called and someone
else goes out on the last number called, the prize will be shared
equally and an optional test of skill will be run for a bonus prize.
* A number is not fully called until the number has been repeated, if
a number is called by mistake and repeated, that number will then be
classed as called.
* If a number is lit up on the board and is missed by the Caller, that
number will only be accepted as a valid number if it is called and
repeated by the Caller before the end of that game and providing the
Bingo machine is not faulty.
* Legs Eleven reserves the right to alter progressive jackpots at any time.
* Any disruptions during Bingo are not acceptable and the person or
persons involved may be asked to leave.
* The Session Supervisor / event manager will have the final say on
any disputes arising during a session and disputes will be dealt with
in a separate room.
* The following is prohibited from participating in the Bingo: Family
members of the benefiting charity representatives, Legs Eleven
Australia Pty Ltd or employees of Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd;
spotters; callers; event staff; charity representatives.

WA provides free, confidential counselling, support and information services for all people affected by gambling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the Problem Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. Calls to the Problem Gambling Helpline are free from landlines and won't be listed on your phone bill.

G-Flip | Perth Festival

G-Flip is flipping on to the Perth Festival stage!

  • Dates:Feb 22
  • Time(s):9pm
  • Venue:Chevron Lighthouse
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:158 Terrace Road, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29
  • Ticket price TO:$49
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

The G Flip explosion has been as colossal as it has been wondrous.

Bursting out of her bedroom and into the wide world with her shimmering pop hits, the Melbourne singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has inspired a new wave of innovators: unfiltered, driven and refreshing in their passion.

Her self-produced debut single ‘About You’ was a cathartic anthem born from her “hectic, toxic, cinematic” on-off relationship, and was the first taste of her epic drumming prowess. Her debut album further showcased the new voice of a generation: loud, proud and vivacious. Come ride the G Flip train!


 

The Little Prince

The Little Prince Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

  • Dates:Jan 13 - Feb 1
  • Time(s):Daily; 10.00 am - 11.00 am, 01.00 pm - 02.00 pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Venue Address:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street, Fremantle, WA, 6040
  • Ticket Price:$25.00 - $23.00
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25.00
  • Ticket price TO:$23.00
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Description

Immerse yourself in the imagination of a child during the January school holidays with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

 

Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite tale tells the story of a curious prince who leaves his tiny planet for an adventure that reveals the essential things in life can only be discovered with the heart. For more than 70 years this timeless story has awakened the imagination of readers of all ages.

 

Duration: 45 mins

Perfect for 5+ but suitable for everyone!

 

Jan 13 – Feb 01
10am & 1pm daily 

No performances Sundays or public holidays.

 

Booking Essential 

Please visit www.sppt.asn.au or telephone 9335 5044

 

Ticket Prices 

General Admission: $25.00 (per ticket)
Groups of 4 or more: $24.00 (per ticket)

Groups of 10 or more: $23.00 (per ticket)

$3.95 booking fee applies

Fire Aid: A Benefit Concert

Four of WA’s most loved bands are joining together for a night of impassioned music to raise money to assist with the continued fight and recovery of the National Emergency.

  • Dates:Jan 31st and Feb 1st
  • Time(s):6:00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$96.90
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Music:Popular Music,Gig Guide

Description

In a strong statement of solidarity with the Eastern States, renown Western Australian musicians John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco and Stella Donnelly will come together for one night of uplifting live music at The Fremantle Arts Centre on Friday January 31st [SOLD OUT] and February 1st [SELLING FAST!]

 

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a number of causes but will include local NSW and VIC fire services, local communities and wildlife organisations:

 

WIRES Wildlife Rescue

www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund

 

NSW RFS

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/fundraising

www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families

 

VIC Bushfire Appeal

www.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal

 

Merchandise items will be available on the night for purchase, with all profits being donated to Western Australian Fire Service organisations including the WA Emergency Services Volunteers’ Hardship Assistance Scheme.

 

For those unable to attend, from Western Australians to fans from all corners of the globe, you will be able to pre order a downloadable recording of the night’s concert, which will be made available within 7 days of the concert concluding, again with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the above causes.

Bran Nue Dae

Set on the road trip of a lifetime with a runaway teenager, two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home.

  • Dates:Feb 6 - 9, Feb 11 - 15
  • Time(s):Tue, Thu & Fri 7.30pm | Wed 1pm & 7.30pm | Sat 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 5pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price FROM:$49
  • Ticket price TO:$99
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Music:Opera

Description

Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical comedy Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia packed with humour and hope.

This trail-blazing Aboriginal musical celebrates family, forgiveness and reconciliation with a feel-good mash-up of rock-and-roll, gospel, country, blues and Broome saltwater music. Returning to the Perth Festival stage 30 years after its sparkling 1990 debut, this brand-new production is a story for all Australians.

Briggs' Bad Apples House Party

Join Briggs as he kickstarts the Chevron Lighthouse season with a celebration of hip hop power, Bad Apples style

  • Dates:Feb 7
  • Venue:Chevron Lighthouse
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

With Briggs – one half of ARIA award-winning duo A.B Original – at the helm this is sure to be a house party you’ll never forget. Briggs and his special guests, including NT-raised Butchulla emcee Birdz and Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman Miiesha, promise an evening of fist-in-the-air dancefloor good times.

Ngaiire + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

When these two stunning divas come together at Chevron Lighthouse you can expect an evening of euphoric soul.

  • Dates:Feb 9
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Chevron Lighthouse
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

A beacon of future soul and vocal prowess, Papua New Guinea-born Ngaiire is charismatic, flamboyant and mesmerising. With lashings of pop and electronica underpinning her soulful strides, it is her astonishing voice that truly mesmerises. An artist that teases the mainstream, Ngaiire is uncompromisingly creative, bold and adventurous in her expression from extravagant costumes to choreographed dances and backing vocalist battles.

Gumbaynggirr/Yamtji singer and songwriter Emma Donovan is an impassioned and bruisingly honest artist with a penchant for earthy grooves. Melbourne’s funk- fuelled five-piece The Putbacks are stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios.

Their shared love for classic US soul and the protest music of Indigenous Australia brought them together with Donovan and their collaboration has won admirers all around the world.

Thunderhead: A Live Visual Score

Witness this live musical performance from post-punk musos TIna Havelock Stevens and Liberty Kerr, with Havelock Steven's manumental video work Thunderhead as the perfect backdrop.

  • Dates:Feb 9
  • Time(s):5.00pm to 7.00pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 51 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Music:Free,Popular Music

Description

Experimental musical duo Tina Havelock Stevens (drums) and Liberty Kerr (guitar) have collaborated since the late eighties when they met in Sydney where they were part of a very rare breed of inner-city post-punk female musicians. In decades since they have come together for sporadic jams, to form bands and work on diverse projects creating sound-scapes and visual scores. 

As a duo, Havelock Stevens and Kerr are joined liberated by spontaneous composition. Using their sonic instincts they interact, subtly building an evolving sound scape that echoes the looping vision of a meteorological supercell. During this two-hour improvised performance the duo will present a live score that channels the energy and emotion within Havelock Stevens’ monumental video work, Thunderhead. 

Koorlangka

On the anniversary of the Government apology to the Stolen Generations Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse present their evocative Koorlangka.

  • Dates:Feb 13
  • Time(s):Thu 13 Feb 7.30pm | Duration 90mins including interval
  • Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Government House Ballroom, 13 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$45
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Music:Concert Tours,Other Music

Description

With their reputation for a fresh, modern take on ancient traditions, this award-winning music duo perform this exquisite suite of childrens’ songs and lullabies in Noongar. Guitar brilliance and incandescent vocals shine in a concert that connects one of the world’s oldest languages with our youngest generations. 

Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds

Music legend Paul Kelly and Western Australia's leading composer James Ledger are joined on stage by singer-songwriter Alice Keath and Seraphim Trio, for an evocative song cycle inspired by birds.

  • Dates:Feb 15
  • Time(s):Sat 7.30pm | Duration 85mins
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$39
  • Ticket price TO:$79
  • Type:Literature,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Other Music

Description

Birds have fascinated poets for centuries, not just for their song and flight but as symbols of hope, freedom, love, communication, peace, luck and migration. What better way to honour them than by sending songs out into the air?

Using the words of John Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Judith Wright, Thomas Hardy and others, each of these 13 new songs and soundscapes is its own world – delicate and intimate at times, colossal and soaring at others.

Past, Present & Future

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

  • Dates:Feb 15
  • Time(s):3pm | Duration 60 mins
  • Venue:Winthrop Hall
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Winthrop Hall
  • Music:Classical

Description

Their musical telepathy is legendary, as is their ability to draw emotion from every note. In a Festival focussed on honouring traditions, the Grigoryans pay homage to the influences that have shaped them - from Bach to Handel to Towner and their father Edward.

English Motets

The heavenly harmonies of one of the UK’s finest choral ensembles will ring out when The Gesualdo Six perform their famed interpretations of English motets and part songs.

  • Dates:Feb 15
  • Time(s):1pm
  • Venue:Winthrop Hall
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Winthrop Hall
  • Music:Choral

Description

This program traces music written by some of the English Renaissance masters over a period of 200 years, encompassing florid medieval-sounding works by Sheppard and Plummer, intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd, and the beautiful simplicity of Tomkins and White.

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