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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

Latest News

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The music scene in Perth & WA

The music scene in Perth & WA

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Guides


Beaufort St Songwriters Club

Enjoy intimate performances from some of Perth's up-and-coming talent at The Beaufort St Songwriters Club.

  • Dates:Sep 17 - Oct 29
  • Time(s):8pm to 11.30pm
  • Venue:The Bird

Details

  • Venue Address:181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$5
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide,Pop

Description

Originally born in Mt Lawley, The Bird in Northbridge invites you to a cosy night filled with music and candlelight. With a selection of great drinks and shaker fires, this is a great way to kick the mid-week blues. 

Joanna's Candlelit Soirées: Opera with Bonnie de la Hunty & Caroline Badnall

Perth soprano Bonnie de la Hunty and pianist Caroline Badnall will perform an evening of songs about isolation and freedom.

  • Dates:Sept 25
  • Time(s):6.30 to 8.30pm
  • Venue:Kidogo Art House

Details

  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$75
  • Music:Opera,Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Journey through songs about the Irish countryside - to 18th century Italian opera houses - to romantic Viennese and Parisian salons- to 1940s jazz - Broadway - and beyond....

Bonnie has performed Baroque & Classical opera, oratorios & song recitals across Australia and Europe.

Bonnie de la Hunty is a soprano with a particular love for Baroque and Classical era, and art song, repertoire. She divides her time between Australia and Europe. Bonnie’s ongoing love of Irish folk music began as a child, when at the age of 11, she sang in The Chieftains’ Perth concert.

D-A-D

The superstars from Denmark are coming to Perth as part of their 35th anniversary tour

  • Dates:Sep 22
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:Metropolis Touring
  • Venue Address:459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006
  • Ticket Price FROM:$70
  • Ticket price TO:$180
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Music:Pop

Description

Danish rockers, D-A-D 35th Anniversary World Tour this September!
For this special occasion and D-A-D’s first Australian Tour since 1990 they will perform all their Greatest Hits - Sleeping My Day Away, Girl Nation, Jihad, Laugh And 1/2, Bad Craziness, It’s After Dark, I Want What She’s Got and heaps more!

D-A-D have continued a schedule of consistent touring performing to thousands of fans. With only a single line up change over 20 years ago, in a career spanning almost 40 years, the live chemistry of the band is unparalleled!

Subi Lounge Series: Zucchini Brothers Dazzle The Streets

Subi’s famous vegetable siblings colour the streets with Euro-folk, latin and bossa nova vibes.

  • Dates:Sept 24, Oct 3
  • Time(s):Thurs 4pm & 5:30pm, Sat 2pm & 3:30pm

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:The Regal Theatre & Forrest Walk
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Country & Folk,Jazz,Other Music

Description

The Zucchini Brothers play Latin, Tango, Bossa Nova, European classics and an array of popular hearty vocals. They are at their best moving around tables, playing lovers requests and raucous tarentellas, bull fighting boleros and Russian folk songs!

Roving performances
• Thursday 24 September 4:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk & 5:30pm, Forrest Walk
• Saturday 3 October 2:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk, 3:30pm, Forrest Walk

Subi Lounge Series

Dive into a kaleidoscope of open-air performances and intimate-style gigs hosted by Subiaco’s restaurants and bars over two consecutive weekends from 24 September to 3 October.

  • Dates:24 Sept - 3 Oct
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Subiaco Town Centre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz,Other Music,R&B,String Quartet,World

Description

Dive into a kaleidoscope of open-air performances and intimate-style gigs hosted by Subiaco’s restaurants and bars over two consecutive weekends from 24 September to 3 October.
 
Within the program, you’ll discover music that celebrates many cultural and stylistic layers. From African dance to Gyspy jazz, from European folk to string quartets, from chilled folk club vibes to full-blown funk and soul. Improvised jazz meets live art, instrument makers reveal secrets and musical surprises pop up in laneways and on corners. A deco bar becomes a hub for jazz of all colours and a carpark ignites with a fusion of brass driven dance music.
 
The full program can be found at seesubiaco.com.au/loungeseries 

Powerman 5000

Industrial metal veterans and film and video game soundtrack favourites Powerman 5000 plays the Rosemount in a show guaranteed to bring the house down.

  • Dates:Sep 24
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:Metropolis Touring
  • Venue Address:459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006
  • Ticket Price FROM:$50
  • Ticket price TO:$160
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Pop

Description

Sci Fi Electro Metal Robot Rockers POWERMAN 5000 (USA) Tour Australia for the First Time Ever to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Tonight The Stars Revolt! (When Worlds Collide, Supernova Goes Pop, Nobody's Real)

Tonight The Stars Revolt! has sold over 1,000,000 copies. With cyberpunk imagery, catchy riffs, funky beats and rap rock vocals, Powerman 5000 bridged the gap between Nu Metal and Industrial Metal and packaged it up in a retro-science fiction b-movie aesthetic that separated them visually and musically from their peers. It was an album that has a timeless appeal that sounds as catchy and fun in 2020 as it did over 2 decades ago.

The uber-talented supervillains of the Heavy Metal scene POWERMAN 5000 bring their trademark high energy fun and good times to Australia to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Tonight The Stars Revolt! playing When Worlds Collide, Supernova Goes Pop, Nobody's Real and more from the album + extra set of hits – Bombshell, Super Villian and How to be Human.

Subi Lounge Series: Paper Moon Play Bistro Felix

Jazz, soul and contemporary favourites. Two wonderful evenings of spell-binding musicianship with outstanding vocalist Fiona Rea and virtuoso jazz guitarist Lachlan Gear.

  • Dates:Sept 24; Oct 1
  • Time(s):4:30pm - 6:30pm

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:118-120 Rokeby Road Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz

Description

Bistro Felix Wine Bar is a smart wine bar and restaurant with a focus on Modern European dining. The menu is a contemporary take on classic French dishes designed by head chef Amane Mori, winner of the 2019 Western Australian Restaurant and Catering: Chef of the Year Award. If a drink is all you desire, you are welcome to take a seat at their bar or on Subiaco’s favourite deck, order a nibble from our snacks menu and select from their extensive cocktail, beer and wine list.

• Bistro Felix Wine Bar
• September 24, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
• October 1, 2020 4:30pm to 6:30pm

FREE
Contact venue to make a booking.

Subi Lounge Series: Village Bar Goes Global With Steve Hensby Band

Highly entertaining and eclectic 8-piece performance, lead by the charismatic frontman Steve Hensby, alongside a troop of sensational musicians.

  • Dates:Sept 24
  • Time(s):Starts at 6.30pm
  • Venue:The Village Bar

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:10/531 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Country & Folk,Free,Other Music

Description

Experience funk, soul, ska, world with a dash of psychedelic with Steve Hensby and his band, on the 24th of September at The Village Bar. The band's self-titled debut featured danceable folk music from different parts of the world fused together to make a gypsy-circus style album.

Subi Lounge Series: Major Swing Project At Railway Station

A roving swing duo deliver a vibrant and engaging street performance to welcome and warm up the concert series.

  • Dates:Sept 24
  • Time(s):Opens 5pm
  • Venue:Rokeby Road

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Rokeby Road, Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Busking,Free

Description

Free opening event for Subi Lounge Series featuring a duo of Major Swing Project. The first of two performances with the latter on the 26th of September showcasing the full band. Think gypsy swing street vibes. 

Joanna's Candlelit Soirées: Golden Goddesses With Melissa Erpen

Celebrate "Golden Goddesses" with Melissa Erpen - the music of influential female vocalists throughout history.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Venue:Kidogo Art House

Details

  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Music:Pop,Other Music,Jazz
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Join her in the beautifully intimate setting as she pays tribute to some timeless classics from artists such as Joni Mitchel, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Stevie Knicks and more while being accompanied by the incredible Josh Dyson on acoustic guitar. Recently returned from touring the world with artists such as Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa, Royal Blood + more. 

Incls dinner. No BYO.

Subi Lounge Series: Gypsy Jazz In The Attic Bar

In the art deco surrounds of the Regal Theatre, what could be more fitting than the stunning Sassafras, Perth’s premiere gypsy jazz group.

  • Dates:Fri 25 Sept
  • Time(s):7pm - 9pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco, The Regal Theatre, Sassafras
  • Venue Address:474 Hay Street Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Music:Jazz

Description

<p> Combining toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, performed with the virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition. </p>

Subi Lounge Series: Laneway Gigs With The Double D's

Old school duo the Double D's fronting a foot tapping, erratic slow side of jazz performance, on the unwidely baritone saxophone.

  • Dates:Sept 25
  • Time(s):Starts at 5pm to 6pm

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Hiddleston Lane
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Free,Jazz

Description

Join in on a laneway performance for the Subi Lounge Series, featuring talents all the way from the UK on the baritone saxone Damien Denyer and joining him on the double bass Danny Boss. Follow the duo on the 25th of September from Hiddleston Lane to Forrest Walk.

 

 

 

The Awakenings Ensemble - Album Launch

Michael assembles a new line up of musicians for the launch of new album The Awakenings Ensemble at Perth's best live music venue.

  • Dates:Sept 9
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Venue Address:The Rechabite
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide,Jazz,Pop,World

Description

On the first live outing since last year's highs, where The Awakenings Ensemble featured on Jazz In July (Singapore), the Melbourne International Jazz Festival & Vivid Sydney, Michael Pignéguy makes a welcome return with a fresh new line up, full of highly skilled local musicians accompanied by the live debut of a new vocalist in Sophie Foster. The Awakenings Ensemble’s constantly changing structure, offers a unique experience every time and this x 8 piece line up will further enhance that by performing tracks from the soon to be released new album. Shows of this calibre are a must see for those who appreciate fine musicianship that is recognised on the world stage and you know you will always get that from the Awakenings Ensemble

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be part of one of the events of the music calendar in 2020. @therechabitehall Saturday, September 26th 7.00PM!

Evolution - WA Youth Orchestra

Captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores…..Join WAYO at the Perth Concert Hall, performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written!

  • Dates:Sep 26
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestras
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$35 Standard / $25 Concession / $20 School Students 18yrs & under / + booking fee
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral

Description

WA Youth Orchestra

Saturday 26 September 2020, 7:30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Peter Moore OAM, Conductor & Alessandro Pittorino, Organ Soloist

Captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores…..Join WAYO at the Perth Concert Hall, performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written!

An enthralling cinematic program including  John Williams’, The Asteroid Field – Empire Strikes Back, Jurassic Park, and Saint-Saëns’ hugely popular ‘Organ’ Symphony, also recognised as the famous musical theme from the beloved movie Babe.

From film music favourites to richly romantic classics, WAYO will rise to exhilarating heights in the second half of the program, highlighting the Perth Concert Hall’s 3000-pipe organ in the glorious finale of Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony featuring Organ Soloist, Alessandro Pittorino.

Hailed as “Australia’s Wunderkind Organist” by ABC TV, Perth born Alessandro Pittorino is a recent Juilliard School graduate and is considered one of the most exciting, innovative and invigorating organists of his generation. Pittorino will also perform Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

The WA Youth Orchestra (WAYO) has a rich performance history, formed over a period of forty-five years of music making. The orchestra showcases the talents of Perth and Western Australia’s young orchestral musicians aged 12 -24 years old and has a deserved reputation as one of the finest youth orchestras in Australia. WAYO presents a large number of main stage concerts a year at Perth’s premier concert venues, and regularly performs to annual audiences of over 30,000 a year.

TICKET & BOOKING INFORMATION:

Tickets / $35 Adults / $25 Concession (All concession and senior card holders) / $20 School Student (18 yrs & under)

Bookings / PERTHCONCERTHALL.COM.AU / (08) 9231 9999 / In Person at Perth Concert Hall

More Info / WAYO.NET.AU

JS BACH                             Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565, D minor
JOHN WILLIAMS                The Asteroid Field – The Empire Strikes Back
JOHN WILLIAMS                 Jurassic Park
NATALIE WILLIAMS            Fourth Alarm
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS     Symphony No.3, op.78, C minor (Organ Symphony)

Subi Lounge Series: Swing Dance At The Attic Bar

An astonishing night of hard swinging jazz at Regal Theatre's newly renovated Attic Bar.

  • Dates:Sept 26
  • Time(s):Starts at 7.00pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre (Attic Bar)

Details

  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Free,Jazz,R&B

Description

Join Damian Denyer Trio for a captivating evening of jazz, blues and swing. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

Damian Drac Denyer is steeped in the tradition of the blues, he brings anything from a whisper to a wail singing from his horn. He has played worldwide everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s (UK) to Woodford Festival (Qld).

Adrian Galante is a great natural showman and simply a tremendous rare talent. He plays with a depth of jazz knowledge and feeling that very few attain.

Danny Moss Jnr’s bass playing is highly regarded by his peers on the International scene. The Danny Moss Jnr Quartet in Europe is now well established on the Festival Circuit and regularly plays at Ronnie Scott’s famous Jazz Club in Soho,London. It’s reputation has been built on its ‘Swing at all costs’ performances.

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