Music

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 »

Stories of a special voice

Gurrumul Yunupingu

WHEN musician and Skinnyfish Music creative director Michael Hohnen met Gurrumul Yunupingu nearly 20 years ago in the remote Aboriginal community of Galiwinku, he thought, “people really need to hear this voice.” more »

Radio City Rockette in town

<em>Songs in the Key of Motown</em> will travel to Perth in March.

WHILE growing up in New York, all anyone at MarQue Munday’s dance school ever wanted to be was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. more »

Higgins revives the ol’ razzle-dazzle

Missy Higgins

ACCLAIMED singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will perform this weekend at Scarborough Beach, saying she feels reinvigorated and balanced after taking time off to deal with the stresses of being thrust into a competitive industry so early. more »

Soprano in the park

Anke Höppner during a costume fitting for <em>Tosca</em> with WA Opera head of wardrobe Sue Kerr (Mount Lawley). Taken by Andrew Ritchie

FATE changed the life of Berlin-born soprano Anke Höppner when Australian baritone Barry Ryan was chosen as her love interest for a German New Year’s Eve television operetta. more »

Dream gig for Perth drummer

Bass player Roy Martinez (Ballajura) and drummer Ric Eastman (Floreat) preparing for <em>The Music of Queen - A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular</em>. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THERE was not a moment’s hesitation in giving his answer when Floreat drummer Ric Eastman was approached by 42-piece Perth Symphony Orchestra director Bourby Webster to be part of The Music of Queen - A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular. more »

Twist again with Stratosfunk

Stratosfunk will pay tribute to the dance craze phenomenon of the 50s and 60s with show <em>Shake Down!</em>

EVERY Stratosfunk show is just like having a party on stage for guitarist Jon Matthews. more »

Freo boys are back in town

John Butler Trio will play in Fremantle and the Swan Valley next month.

WITH a new album coming out this Friday, on extensive national and two overseas tours and a run of international festivals all within the next six months, the John Butler Trio definitely have a “thick” schedule ahead of them. more »

Crazy in love with Beyonce

Trumpeter and vocalist Adam Hall (South Perth) with, from left, songtress Jessie Gordon (Mount Lawley) and soul queen Yara Neto (Hamilton Hill). Taken by Marcus Whisson

WHEN Frank Sinatra recorded a jazz cover of Stevie Wonder’s For Once in My Life, there were some people who swore blue in the face that Sinatra’s was the original. more »

Magnetising new material in the city

The Magnets will perform in Perth during February

IT was during the late 90s while studying at The University of London that Nic Doodson and his six-man a capella group would head down to Covent Garden, put down a hat and start singing. more »

Songstress' soulful sound

Perth soul songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee will be combining music and paint in a unique show as part of Fringe World Festival. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

THE soulful sound of local songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee is certainly helping the 25-year-old make a name for herself. more »

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