Pink rockers return to Perth

The Kin: Isaac, Shakerleg and Thorald.

GRIT-POP trio The Kin are a success story - one of being in the right place at the right time. more »

Oak Lawn memories lead to new festival approach

CoLAB Festival producer Michael Lloyd (Cottesloe) with, from left, event manager Ashleen Franz (Wembley Downs), event coordinator Stuart Whitlock (Quinns Rocks) and promotions coordinator Athina Hilman (Riverton). By Marcus Whisson

AS a former UWA law student, Cottesloe event producer Michael Lloyd is able to reminisce about the days he spent socialising on the Crawley campus’s Oak Lawn. more »

Unexpected sequel inspires bravery

<em>The Last Viking Returns</em> illustrator James Foley (Palmyra) and author Norman Jorgensen (Maylands). Photographer: Marcus Whisson.

FOR many, the idea of a guardian angel looking over their shoulder is a comfort, but for young adventurer and wannabe-Viking Josh, the guardians are Norse gods. more »

It's Valli season again in Perth

George Solomon (right) with the rest of the <em>Oh What A Night!</em> Australian touring cast.

PRODUCTION Oh What A Night! seems to become even more popular with time, much like the music act it pays tribute to - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. more »

Diesel fuels up for Perth gigs

Mark Lizotte, alos known as Diesel, is gearing up for Perth shows.

DESPITE having a career that has spanned 25 years, 37 singles and 13 albums, Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel, is showing no signs of slowing down. more »

Sydney singer likes it hot

Peter Byrne continues his tribute to Neil Diamond’s <em>Hot August Night.</em>

PETER Byrne grew up in Dublin surrounded by music from the likes of Neil Diamond and Frank Sinatra, thanks to his father’s constant rotation of records. more »

Songbirds fly to Perth

Black Voices with Carol Pemberton is set to tour Australia this November.

WORKING as a backing singer during the 80s meant Carol Pemberton knew a lot about making three-part harmonies, but she did not get the opportunity to sing many words. more »

Harmonica a hidden pleasure

Musician Jean-Guy Lemire (Fremantle). Photographer: Martin Kennealey

THE harmonica, or mouth organ, was one of the more widely used instruments in the early 20th century, the ease of using the simple instrument making it one of the more commonly owned. more »

Seasoned musos to hit the stage again

LOCALS would be forgiven for thinking the Midfield Legends was a name of a local football or soccer squad, not a local band with a heart-warming beginning. more »

Voices to make a noise and make it clear

<em>The Voice</em>

THE winner may not have been crowned yet on this year’s season of reality show The Voice, but the top eight finalists have been determined and will hit the road after the grand finale for a national tour that begins in Perth on Sunday, July more »

Review: Lorde at Challenge Stadium

Lorde at Challenge Stadium on Saturday night. Taken by Stefan Gosatti - Getty Images

SHE was only gone for six minutes, but Lorde’s sudden absence from the stage at Challenge Stadium due to a brief bout of nausea threatened to overshadow her long-awaited appearance before a near-capacity crowd in Perth on Saturday night. more »

Fun folk at The Buffalo Club

Jeff Strong (Girrawheen) from the band Jeff

THERE is a warped sense of country styling when you listen to the music of Jeff’s Dead. more »

Melodious gigs in Perth and Fremantle

Melody Pool will head to Perth as part of a co-headline tour with Marlon Williams

DESPITE both her parents being musicians and playing on stage since she was eight, it took a trip away at 17 for Hunter Valley singer-songwriter Melody Pool to realise that music was her passion. more »

From military man to musician

Asher Fisch at Perth Concert Hall. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

HOME for Israeli conductor Asher Fisch is wherever his piano is - for now that’s near Munich and before there it was New York, Vienna and Berlin. more »

Freo festival to reveal a treasure

Sian Brown (Singer/Songwriter, Palmyra) in Fremantle. Taken by Elle Borgward

AFTER watching an online video of Sian Brown’s 2011 performance of Leonard Coen’s Hallelujah, it is clear the soulful, silky-voiced songstress has major musical flair. more »

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