REVIEW: Rihanna at Perth Arena

Rhianna. Photography: Elle Borgward

“S.O.S. please someone help me… this time please someone come and rescue me” were lyrics repeating over in my head while experiencing Rihanna’s concert at Perth Arena last night, despite the fact the song never appeared in the set list. more »

Spandau Ballet singer returns for tribute show

Tony Hadley will play Spandau Ballet’s greatest hits accompanied by a full orchestra in October

HAD Spandau Ballet not got together in the 80s, the world may never have heard True, according to lead singer Tony Hadley. more »

Peaceful parting of ways

Nicky Bomba with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra

IT isn’t every day that a musician will be sitting with their fellow band mate/brother-in-law and both parties mutually decide the time is right to begin a new chapter and part artistic ways. more »

A different drum

Defying Gravity percussion ensemble musical director Tim White (right) with drumset soloist Ric Eastman and WAAPA music students. Taken by Marcus Whisson

IT would be fair to say that many people who hear the term ‘percussion ensemble’ will recall their primary school days when a cardboard box filled with triangles and tambourines was handed round the classroom. more »

New concept for cabaret

Ute Lemper

GERMAN cabaret performer Ute Lemper only ever thought she’d call New York home for a couple of years when she moved to Manhattan from London, transferring between West End and Broadways casts of musical Chicago. more »

Conductor to visit

Jangoo Chapkhana

ST Petersburg Peter the Great Academy of Music graduate Jangoo Chapkhana is guest conductor at the Allegri Chamber Concert in Claremont this Sunday and at St Patricks Church, Mt Lawley, on Thursday. more »

Push it real good

Photo: The Drones

LEAD guitarist Dan Luscombe joked The Drones might be pushing their luck with a second national tour just months after finishing a theatre tour to launch sixth studio album I See Seaweed. more »

Music festival set to glow

<em>Afterglow</em> composer and Mosman Park resident Lachlan Skipworth at Astor Theatre. Taken by Marcus Whisson

IMAGINE hearing a piece of music that reminded you of the light after dusk, when there’s that special kind of colour in the sky that’s not quite the same as direct sunlight. more »

Songbirds reach for the skies

The Songbirds. Photographer: Marcelo Palacios

ARMADALE youth music group the Songbirds has recorded a track and entered it into the WA Music (WAM) Song of the Year contest. more »

Superstar DJs

Zeke Ugle and Luke Chan

TWO young Perth DJs believe the city’s electronic music scene is the best in country and are hoping to make it even better. more »

Musician comes full circle

Josh Pyke

PERUSING the Art Gallery of WA, lunching at Greenhouse and catching up with friends in Fremantle will be high on Josh Pyke’s things to do when he hits Perth in September. more »

Singers, stories and speakeasies

SECOND chances don’t come around every day, but they do if you missed last year’s season of HMS PopUp Productions’ A Saucy Little Secret. more »

Transfer to the younger generation

The Manhattan Transfer, L to R: Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul

IT HAS been about 40 years since Janis Siegel first started performing with The Manhattan Transfer but she has not lost her passion for singing harmonies. more »

Back with black

WHILE it would be audacious to call Grinspoon one of Australia’s best rock bands - they are certainly right up there with some of the greats. more »

A 'planetoid of pure delight'

Tripod and Eddie Perfect

HARMONY supergroup Eddie Perfect and Tripod have combined vocal talents and are heading west with their show Perfect Tripod Australian Songs, featuring new arrangements of iconic Aussie hits from across the ages. more »

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