Music

Hall hopes to set the standard

Adam Hall will perform at Fringe World from this Thursday with his show <em>The Rhythm Spectacular.</em>.

IT WAS no surprise when Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys sold out their season of The Rhythm Spectacular - The Music of Beyonce at Fringe World last year. more »

Veronicas success a sweet revenge on former label

The Veronicas kicked off their Sanctified tour at the Perth Concert Hall on Thursday night.

BRISBANE pop/rock identical twin duo The Veronicas were not afraid at the launch of their Australian tour to be open about the struggle to get their latest self-titled album released. more »

Singer reaches Fever pitch

Jessie Gordon performs with The Darling Buds of May.

PERTH Fringe World favourite Jessie Gordon will perform an incredible 36 shows in 28 days at this year’s festival. more »

Party among the pines

FKA twigs performs at the Laneway Festival on Sunday. Picture: Elle Borgward

THE shady salvation offered by the Esplanade’s tall Norfolk Pines was as welcome as the myriad acts at Sunday’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle. more »

Bossa Nova beats strong

Jazz vocalist Juliana Areias. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THERE could not be many 13-year-olds infatuated with music genre bossa nova as Brazilian singer Juliana Areias was while growing up in San Paulo. more »

A beautiful summer sound

Mat McHugh and The Beautiful Girls collective will bring their surf reggae sounds to Perth in February.

BEING able to combine his love of surf, summer and music has made touring at this time of year “a bit of a tradition” for Mat McHugh. more »

Teen DJ's future advances full throttle

Robbie Bergin, also known as Throttle, will perform at Future Music Festival in March.

FROM his high school graduation to preparing for the stage at a major Australian music festival, 18-year-old Robbie Bergin is having a “surreal” few months. more »

Performance honours passed director

Mary Plazas will star in Minghella’s <em>Madama Butterfly.</em> Taken by Andrew Ritchie

THE world lost a creative visionary when British director and writer Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley) died from complications following cancer surgery in 2008. more »

All work is play for Timmy Trumpet

  Timmy Trumpet will play at Metropolis Fremantle on December 20.

TAKING time out from his allocated day off to chat to Community Newspaper Group, Tim Smith, better known as Timmy Trumpet, says he is addicted to being busy. more »

Early choice pays off for WASO player

WA Symphony Orchestra principal clarinet player Allan Meyer will perform at Symphony in the City this weekend. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

SOMETIMES the most simple of decisions can shape a person’s career. more »

Musician surfs west with Silence/Win

Kim Churchill

MULTI-INSTRAMENTALIST Kim Churchill will combine his love of surf and music next February, bringing his new album Silence/Win to the west coast. more »

Jo moves forward with new exhibition

Emerging local artist Jo Meredith draws on her love of our beaches, contemporary dance, yoga and the meditative body in a range of watercolour and pastel works for her exhibition, Sense. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

WEEKLY dance classes at Irina Asotoff Ballet School in Swan View have always been the place Jo Meredith has gone to escape from the pressures of life. more »

Rockabilly Bill brings Carl to town

Bill Culp as Carl Perkins

CANADIAN singer-songwriter Bill Culp has been portraying American rockabilly musician Carl Perkins for many years, but next month will be the first time he brings the Blue Suede Shoes writer to Perth as part of The Sun Records All-Stars. more »

Violinist strings together new quintet

Guest cellist Michael Goldschlager and violinist Ashley Arbuckle have performed together since 1997. Picture: Matt Jelonek

THE majority of violinist Ashley Arbuckle’s career has been spent working with symphony orchestras, from concertmaster at WASO to co-leader of London Symphony Orchestra. more »

Husky heats up Bakery with new LP

Melbourne band Husky will perform in Perth on December 5.

HUSKY keyboardist and vocalist Gideon Preiss says “at the risk of sounding a bit corny” he is proud of the Melbourne indie folk band’s second album Ruckers Hill, released last month in the lead-up to a national tour. more »

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