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Review | David Gray delivers a polished and memorable performance

Review | David Gray delivers a polished and memorable performance

David Gray | Fremantle Arts Centre | Friday 11 November 2022  Like the Messiah on the Mount, David Gray ascended the stage for what I would describe as one of the best polished and most memorable live performances of the year! It was bitterly cold at Friday night’s Fremantle Arts Centre concert but that did […]

ZAN releases their stunning debut album ‘NAZ’ and a new video

ZAN releases their stunning debut album ‘NAZ’ and a new video

“The name ‘Naz’ has many meanings for me.” says ZAN. “It loosely translates to ‘Pride’ in my mother tongue, and this album as a journey towards self-acceptance and liberation, “It is the name of my matriarchs, as my aunties have names which end in ‘-naz’, “It is my mother’s name, “…. and my name backwards!”  […]

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WA Youth Jazz Orchestra pay tribute to Count Bassie and Charles Mingus

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra pay tribute to Count Bassie and Charles Mingus

 Celebrating the Greats: 100th Birthday of Basie Band & Charles Mingus| Downstairs at the Maj | 15 October 2022 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra has delivered a two-night celebration of the work of the Count Bassie Orchestra and jazz great Charles Mingus, displaying the wealth of talent among their own ranks. This […]

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KISS deliver a rocking good time as they take their final bows

KISS deliver a rocking good time as they take their final bows

KISS | RAC Arena | Friday 2 September | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  KISS made a huge entrance as they took to the stage of the RAC Arena for the Perth stop of their End of the Road World Tour. The tour began in 2019 but had been delayed several times due to Covid-19, but that only made […]

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Review | Peter Cumins brings theatre’s Grand Dames to The Maj

Review | Peter Cumins brings theatre’s Grand Dames to The Maj

There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Perth’s musical theatre alum both past and present mixed with family and friends, who warmly greeted Peter Cumins at his final show for Perth International Cabaret Festival on Friday night. He bounded to the stage on cue, dressed head to toe in […]

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Review | Selina Jenkins takes the tit out of identity with ‘BOOBS’

Review | Selina Jenkins takes the tit out of identity with ‘BOOBS’

BOOBS: Selina Jenkins | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Upstairs at His Majesty’s is the renowned Dress Circle Bar – no doubt you’ve entered the space before a performance in the main theatre and experienced its lush art deco interior. Unbeknownst to many though, is that the space is also an active venue […]

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Review | Paul Capsis delivers a masterclass in cabaret performance

Review | Paul Capsis delivers a masterclass in cabaret performance

Paul Capsis: Up Close and Personal | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  If anything, the Covid pandemic has shown us that we as people need and crave live entertainment like never before. Perth is the enviable position to have His Majesty’s Theatre, the only remaining working Edwardian theatre in Australia and the perfect venue […]

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Review | Lior nourishes the soul at Perth International Cabaret Festival

Review | Lior nourishes the soul at Perth International Cabaret Festival

Lior | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The first concert I went to without my parents was in 2005. Opening for Missy Higgins was this brilliant acoustic artist I’d never heard of called Lior. Standing on stage with nothing but his guitar, the crowd didn’t take much notice of him at first, but […]

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Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Review | Katie Noonan with strings is sublime

Katie Noonan | AGWA | til Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Entering the space with the Sartory String Quartet, Katie Noonan sits at the baby grand piano on stage in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Within seconds, Noonan whisks the audience away into her music composing world on Stradbroke Island, giving us […]

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Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

Review | POND bring the swirly synths to Fremantle Arts Centre

POND | Fremantle Arts Centre | ★ ★ ★ ★  It was a beautiful night, warm with a little bit of a breeze and wafts of smoke from the audience. The band was bathed in a smoky glow of pinks and blues, contrasting with the serene setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre South Lawn – trees to […]

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