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WHAT’S in a name? Well, seemingly not much when you consider how rising roots and rock band Bonjah ended up with its random and accidental but catchy moniker. more »
HE may not have the global following or remarkable mystique of music legend Roy Orbison, but Irish/Aussie delight Damien Leith sure has a similar humble charm and striking vocal talent. more »
THE link between Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet and former Perth musician Mark Lizotte, aka Diesel, probably doesn’t seem obvious at first (though I’m sure he’s broken plenty of hearts over time). more »
FREMANTLE’S music memories have come alive for a series of performances, installations and events taking over High Street this month as part of the first Winter Music Series of Hidden Treasures. more »
INTERNATIONAL blues, gospel and jazz vocalist Richard Jackson will make his Australian debut in Fremantle this Friday night with WA vocalist and trumpeter Adam Hall. more »
SOMETHING of a musical whiz, Papa vs Pretty frontman Thomas Rawle began playing the drums at age four, the piano at six and the guitar at 12. more »
MOST of us mere mortals would find being in the same room as rap royalty Jay-Z and Kanye West rather intimidating. Add the presence of fierce pop diva Beyonce and the whole scenario becomes, well, somewhat terrifying. more »
FREMANTLE has plenty of local talent to keep music venues thriving throughout winter, and this weekend is no different with Hilton-Hamilton Hill outfit the Gypsie Howls set to launch their debut EP. more »
TASH Phillips may be 16 but her life is very different from your average teen. more »
IT would have to be the most unconventional entry into the world of elite opera: an Aussie brickie cuts his arm with an angle grinder in a work accident, takes singing lessons at theage of 23 and ends up performing alongside Placido Domingo. more »
JOHN Lennon’s classic utopian anthem Imagine has no doubt profoundly affected countless people around the world since hitting the airwaves in the early ‘70s. more »
EMERGING jazz vocalist Cathrine Summers is back in her hometown this week for a series of live gigs. more »
GOING from sell-out stadium shows in the ‘80s and ‘90s to small room gigs of 60 revellers in recent years was a blow to the ego for Hunters & Collectors frontman turned solo artist Mark Seymour. more »
NORTH Fremantle will come alive this Saturday night, with the 2011 Fremantle Winter Music Festival taking over three venues and five huge stages. more »
WITH a fondness for old-school letter writing, stationery sets, classic cars and radiograms, endearing Australian singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch seemingly belongs to an era past. more »
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Western Suburbs Weekly reporter Sarah Motherwell with this week's Cat Haven update.
Western Suburbs Weekly reporter Sarah Motherwell with this week's Dog Refuge update.