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Disco performer Patrick Gibson dies aged 64 due to COVID-19

Disco performer Patrick Gibson dies aged 64 due to COVID-19

Patrick Francfort, who performed as Patrick Gibson, the guitar player and singer in disco group Gibson Brothers has died of complications related to COVID-19 infection. The musician was 64 years old. The Gibson Brothers hailed from Martinique and had a string of disco hits in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Patrick appeared in the band alongside […]

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Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Kylie Auldist steps in for Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King at Perth Festival

Perth Festival has announced that disco icon Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King has had to cancel her appearance at the Chevron Lighthouse this evening. Citing circumstances outside of the artist’s control, the festival has announced that the show must go on, offering free entry to tonight’s disco party with Mondo Freaks and soul queen Kylie Auldist. “While […]

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Disco Never Dies: Boney M’s Maizie Williams on keeping it alive

Disco Never Dies: Boney M’s Maizie Williams on keeping it alive

Maizie Williams is heading to Australia with her band Boney M for what promises to be a series of very fun shows. We chatted to Maizie from her home in the UK, which was a late night call for the singer and a frightfully early one for the OUTinPerth team. Williams told us her Boney […]

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Just how bad was the Village People featuring Victor Willis?

Just how bad was the Village People featuring Victor Willis?

A new incarnation of The Village People performed as part of A Day on the Green in Perth last week and fans said the performance left a lot to be desired. “Someone call 000, the Village People are being murdered in front of a Perth crowd,” one concertgoer posted on Facebook. “Someone stop the music […]

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KC and the Sunshine Band keep the love coming

KC and the Sunshine Band keep the love coming

It’s forty-four years since Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band started making music and the band which delivered more disco-era hits than anyone else shows no sign of slowing down. Their debut single Blow Your Whistle came out in September 1973, and was soon followed by Play Your Funky Horn. Both singles were well received and the […]

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Marcia Hines: Disco queen on the scene heads to a day on the green

Marcia Hines: Disco queen on the scene heads to a day on the green

A Day on the Green is going disco in December. KC and the Sunshine Band will be playing alongside The Village People, Sister Sledge and Australia’s own superstar Marcia Hines. Anyone who saw Hines during her appearance in Velvet at Fringe World earlier this year will know that the acclaimed singer knows how to throw […]

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Five ways of getting 12 inches of pleasure

Sometimes a great experience is over a little too fast, and you want to enjoyment to go on for a little longer. Since the 1970’s DJs have drawn on the extended mix to sustain a tune on the dance floor. A new collection of releases features classic extended mixes of tunes from the 70,s, 80’s […]

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Get ready to disco with KC and the Sunshine Band and The Village People

Get ready to disco with KC and the Sunshine Band and The Village People

A huge disco party in coming to Perth on Thursday 7 December. Disco legends KC and the Sunshine Band will be joined by Sister Sledge, The Village People and Marcia Hines for a massive concert in Kings Park. Disco fever will running high with the latest line-up for A Day on the Green. The bands will […]

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Scene Guide: From drag to disco, get your calendar organised

Scene Guide: From drag to disco, get your calendar organised

Wednesday Drag Factory If you are a drag queen, king or just looking for a great night out, head down to The COurt Hotel and take part in all the antics of amateur drag. Join hosts Scarlet Adams and Alexas Armstrong as they take to the stage to search for the best of Perth’s new DRAG talent. […]

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You can’t stop The Village People

You can’t stop The Village People

Felipe Rose can’t contain his enthusiasm that the Village People are coming to Perth. The original member of the band shares with OUTinPerth what gay life in New York City was like at the time of liberation. Rose, who has been the Indian in the iconic band since it first formed in the 1970’s, said […]

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