Music

Fresh blood for blues revue

Legendary blues musician Rick Steele, Perth Blues Club treasurer Peter Heaney and Mount Lawley Senior High School head of music Chris Manning with students, Mia Simonette (Year 11), Jamie Simcock (Year 11), Clancy Davidson (Year 9) and Hannah Davidson (Year 11). Taken by Marcus Whisson

FOUR of legendary blues musician Rick Steele’s children attended Mount Lawley Senior High School, so it seemed logical to involve the school in the Perth Blues Club Annual Memorial Showcase. more »

Still got that special something

Something for Kate will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a nation-wide tour.

SOMETHING for Kate drummer Clint Hyndman would like to make a formal apology to the people of Australia for his hair over the past 20 years. more »

Girl meets Boys Boys Boys!

Perth band Boys Boys Boys!

PROCRASTINATION does not seem to be a word in musician Addison Axe’s vocabulary. more »

Twerking tweens test taste level at Derulo

R&B artist Jason Derulo at Perth Arena on the weekend. Photo: Ashley Mar

STRIP back the bells and whistles of an arena show and it is clear to see why American R&B artist Jason Derulo is one of the most talented performers of this generation. more »

A passion for Piaf

Marangaroo

IT WAS after seeing production Madame Piaf during last year’s season at Guild Studio and Fringe World 2014 that members of Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) decided the show would be perfect for their annual fundraiser. more »

Doing it for themselves

The Cottontails: Amy Rosato (Ashfield), Jessie Gordon (Mt Lawley) and Alissa Claessens (Bateman). Photographer: Martin Kennealey

JAZZ and swing may have been most popular in an era of butterfly sleeves, shoulder pads, long skirts and dapper suits, but that is not stopping the Cottontail Trio bringing back the fashion and the sound in a one-time performance at the Fly by Night more »

One-day festival still wows crowds

John Mayer. Photo: Marcus Whisson.

THIS year’s West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival may have been reduced back to a single-day line-up but that did not diminish the spirit for the horde of festivalgoers at the annual Fremantle music event on Sunday. more »

Teen's perfect pitch

Ritchell Lim, of Canning Vale.

A CANNING Vale teenager’s gift for singing has won her a place at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). more »

Creative fever

Singer songwriter Anna O at Perth City Farm. Taken by Marcus Whisson

ANNA O (O’Neil) has loved to sing since as long as she can remember but it wasn’t until a case of glandular fever, which halted her jazz studies at WAAPA, that made the now 24-year-old from Bassendean follow her dream of writing and performing her ow more »

Blissed out under the stars

Bliss N Eso hit Wellington Square on Saturday, May 3 for the Circus Under the Stars outdoor show

ABOUT to embark on their biggest national tour to date, Jonathan Notley, more commonly known as MC Bliss of Bliss N ok Eso, said their upcoming show could be seen as more of a mini festival. more »

Organ brings Basilica to life

Pipe organist Dominic Perissinotto (Palmyra) at Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle. Taken by Martin Kennealey

PIPE organist Dominic Perissinotto started his Pipe Organ Plus concert series with a determination to revolutionise how audiences viewed the instrument and on the eve of his 14th season, it seems the musician has been successful in his mission. more »

Sell-out performances from Cinemantic star

Illy is heading to WA for a sold out show at The Capitol in March then again in May for Groovin the Moo Bunbury.

WITH shows in five states already sold out and an extra added in both Melbourne and Brisbane, Illy says he is at ease in the lead up to The Cinematic National Tour. more »

Happy days for singer-songwriter

Kate Miller-Heidke

KATE Miller-Heidke has sung Happy Birthday over the phone to more than 50 fans and has more celebratory wishes scheduled for the rest of the year. more »

Dive into opera with the divas

Penny Shaw and Fiona Cooper Smyth are DivaLicious.

DIVALICIOUS' comic sopranos made such an impression on Cancer Support WA staff during last year’s Fringe World Festival production Opera Rocks that it was invited to perform the show to raise funds for the association. more »

Icehouse to rock Rotto

Iva Davies of Icehouse, which is headlining the second instalment of <em>Rotto Live</em>.

THOUGH Iva Davies says he really doesn’t know what to expect, Icehouse fans could get a little ‘crazy’ when the Aussie rock legends take the stage at Hotel Rottnest. more »

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