Music

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 »

From the sea to the city

Western suburbs surf rockers From the Dunes will perform at Big Day Out

FRIGHTENING was the first feeling From the Dunes frontman Mike Stirling described when asked about playing at one of Australia’s biggest music festivals. more »

Bonkers with Bonjah

Bonjah plans to test the waters in WA.

PUNTERS heading to a Bonjah gig this January can expect to get hot, sweaty and crazy, according to bass guitarist David Morgan. more »

Bedroom DJs get out of the house

DJ/promoter Anton Maz of Bassendean. Taken by MArtin Kennealey

FREMANTLE is going to buzz with the bass on December 27 as the Bedroom to Bighouse competition kicks off its first night at Metropolis, nicknamed the Bighouse. more »

Messiah's magic untarnished by age

Collegium Symphonic Chorus conductor Margaret Pride. Photographer: Marcus Whisson

DESPITE conducting Collegium Symphonic Chorus’ annual performance of Handel’s Messiah for more than 10 years, Dr Margaret Pride is still excited by the 270-year old piece of music. more »

Out with a bang

West Australian Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Paul Daniel. Taken by Marcus Whisson

SAYING goodbye is difficult but outgoing West Australian Symphony Orchestra principal conductor Paul Daniel will close his five-year tenure at the company in style as he leads his final Symphony in the City this Saturday. more »

Key to their hearts

Alicia Keys. Photographer: Matt Jelonek

RADIATING goodness and joy, Grammy-award winning artist Alicia Keys lit up Perth Arena for her one night Set The World On Fire concert. more »

REVIEW Muse at Perth Arena

Muse at Perth Arena. Taken by Elle Borgward

“G’DAY mates” was the cry from Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy as he jumped from the stage to mingle with fans during the English trio’s performance at Perth Arena on Saturday night, their first visit to our shores since 2010. more »

Humanitarian music helps heal

Nigel Westlake and Lior

BORN from tragedy, Compassion is an orchestral song cycle created by singer-songwriter Lior and renowned composer Nigel Westlake. more »

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