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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 »

Thirsty Merc hit Perth for 10-year anniversary tour

Perth band Thirst Merc have teamed up for an acoustic version of their debut album.

BEING a nostalgic person, it made perfect sense for Thirsty Merc frontman Rai Thistlethwayte to revisit the band’s platinum debut album for its 10th anniversary. more »

Gurus predict 'madness' for one-off Perth show

The Hoodoo Gurus are coming to Perth for an exclusive show.

DAVE Faulkner is looking forward to “seeing people get their mojo back” when all past and present members of the Hoodoo Gurus come together on the same stage for an exclusive one-off Perth show. more »

WAYJO has a crack at a classic

WAYJO artistic director Mace Francis at Quarry Amphitheatre. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

AFTER listening to a recording of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, it is difficult to understand why the 1960 jazz suite has never been performed in Australia in its entirety before. more »

King of Pop returns to Perth

MiG Ayesa channels the King.

PERFORMER MiG Ayesa can remember trying to learn how to do Michael Jackson’s moonwalk at age 14 and admits he still has not perfected the technique. more »

Vivaldi shines in a new light

Perth Chamber Orchestra plans to introduce new audiences to Vivaldi

PERTH Chamber Orchestra (PCO) will not remain the city’s best-kept secret for much longer according to Perth actor Nick Maclaine. more »

Timberlake brings sexy back

Timberlake woos the crowd last night at Perth Arena. Photograph: Elle Borgward

THERE are those in this world who were destined to do what they do, and Justin Timberlake was born to be on an arena stage. more »

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 »

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