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6am - 10pm daily from the 1st Dec 2011 - 18th Dec 2011
Try something new and start your day with coffee on the beach at Kidogo. Available from 6am this beach brew and breakfast will prepare you for the day ahead.
Whether you are new to Freo or a local in need of a fresh view this is will be the nicest way to start your days. After a full day of cultural activities, bush tucker and the arts kick back at Kelp @ Kidogo and enjoy a specialty cocktail or a beer on the beach while enjoying the best live music Fremantle has to offer and watching an amazing Freo sunset.
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“TWO WAY” EXHIBITION:
“TwoWay Exhibition" - an exhibition about the journey when Indigenous and non-indigenous artists, writers, storytellers , playwrights and musicians collaborate to make a new work. Please click to find out more about this extraordinary exhibition.
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Billie Rogers and her Country Gentlemen:
Genre: Roots, Indie
Region: Perth, WA
Members: Billie Rogers- Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals. Ian Simpson- Banjo. Rose Parker- Backing Vocals
Influences: Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Paul kelly
Being the daughter of well-known W.A. musician Bill Rogers, who has played with such Australian music royalty as Cold Chisel and Dragon, Billie has enjoyed a childhood exposed to an eclectic mix of blues, country, reggae, soul and rock. It is little wonder then that Billie decided to arm herself with guitar, harmonica and pen, and create her own unique songs. She has since developed her own brand of soulful country music which has been likened to that of Norah Jones or Emmy-Lou Harris. Her solid musical education clearly shows in the choice of covers she mixes into her set list, from artists such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Nina Simone.
2010 saw her play a number of well attended gigs at respected music venue Clancy's Fremantle, where she was accompanied by The Country Gentlemen, an all star line-up featuring some of Western Australia’s most prominent musicians. It has been a great boost for a young performer to have a backing band of drummer Murray Campbell, Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans on pedal steel; Tom Fisher on power bass and father Bill Rogers on keyboards, sax, harmonica and backing vocals. It’s a line up worthy of a higher profile artist, yet she takes centre stage like she was born to it.
Billie has a natural stage presence and confidence in her vocal delivery that is unusual in a musician of only 25 years of age, and it compliments her original, power-country numbers. Look out for Billie Rogers as she makes her way up the musical ladder.
The Hiltones pedigree includes players from some of WA’s most entertaining good time bands from the 1970’s to the here and now. Having played together for many years, the core line-up of Fred Kunhl, John Reed, Norm Leslie and Reuben Kooperman are variously joined by Pete “Jerry Lee” Stone on piano and Jim “Valiant” Fisher on guitar, to swing, rock and roll their way to their own musical Nirvana. This music feels good, and so will you when you listen, watch and dance!! For a great time, tune in to The Hiltones.
Dave Brewer and the Doodaddies:
Hailing from Perth West Australia the ‘Doodaddies’ are a four piece Chicago style blues band featuring the passionate and brilliant guitar chops of David Brewer and the sensational harmonica playing of ‘Diamond’ Dave Billing. Combine the two Daves with Yugon Chobanoff on drums and the bass of John Wilson and you have a red hot swinging blues band.
‘Diamond’ Dave Billing masterfully demonstrates a full understanding of the many styles of the harmonica – from the expressive acoustic approach to the driving amplified style. He also plays Chromatic harmonica. Dave has a passion for the harp and often refers to the instrument as the ‘hearts horn’ a term borrowed from the late great bluesman Paul Butterfield.
Dave Billing spent the late 1980s and most of the 90s performing with his band the ‘Mighty Mudcats’ .The Mudcats played the taverns, bars, clubs and hotels in and around Perth. The band also performed at Festivals in Fremantle, Scarborough and Bridgetown where they picked up an award as most outstanding electric blues act.
In 1996 Dave was the support for the great American Blue Harp legend Charlie Musselwhite at the Perth Blues club. The Perth blues club promote Dave’s harp playing and Dave organises a ‘Harp Attack’ at the club once or twice a year showcasing the Doodaddies and the many excellent Blues Harp players in town.
Dave and his very good friend Gary ‘Gus’ Collinson run fun and enjoyable Blues Harp Workshops. In 2007 at the Fairbridge festival in a room full to overflowing with eager Harmonicists, Dave and Gary tutored 200 harp students.
Dave Brewer played with the ‘Elks’ in the late 70s and shifted base from Perth to Sydney touring up and down the East coast.
In 1982 the Elks disbanded and Brewer stayed on in Sydney and formed a lasting partnership with harmonica/vocalist ‘continental’ Robert Susz and joined his soul /R&B band ‘The Dynamic Hypnotics’ as well as the ‘Mighty Reapers’.
Dave Brewer, Yugon Chobanoff, Dave Billing, John Wilson
During the 90s the ‘Mighty Reapers’ released five CDs for Rufus record label and played support for many visiting blues acts including BB King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Dave Brewer is an outstanding guitarist!
Members of the Doodaddies have performed at various festivals in Australia and internationally, e.g. The North Sea Jazz festival in Holland, Montreal Jazz festival, Bangkok International Jazz festival, various festivals in Germany and the Byron Bay Blues Fest on the East Coast of Australia.
The Doodaddies cover a solid selection of uplifting grooves including swinging shuffles, soul, boogaloo, ‘cry in your beer’ blues and more! Diamond Dave and the Doodaddies perform a number of highly commendable live shows in and around Perth. They have played the Bridgetown, Fairbridge and Araluen’s ‘Blues in the Night” festivals and in 2006 played a great opening performance at the Perth Concert Hall for the legendary bluesman Buddy Guy.
In 2008 the Doodaddies performed at two International Jazz Festivals, one in Genting Malaysia, and the other in Miri Sarawak.
With two CD releases including the acclaimed ‘Lonely Part of Town’, the Doodaddies prove not only that the roots of the blues are strong and far reaching but that the future of the blues is bright!
Swinging jigs and reels, jumping country blues and soulful trad ballads, Blue Celts play a heady brew of Celtic rhythm & blues. Featuring well-known Perth folk and blues musicians - Dave
Clarke, Stuart Paterson, Dave Brewer and Jonathan Cope, the band creates a distinctive sound that appeals to a variety of ages and audiences.
Their stylistic repertoire of Blues and Celtic material encompasses a range of traditional, contemporary and original songs and tunes from the US, UK, Ireland and Australia, played
with a versatile instrument mix of fiddle, flute, harmonica, whistles, mandolin, guitar, acoustic bass, bodhran and vocals.
Working together in different combinations over the years in the West Australian music scene, Blue Celts formed to play at the Fairbridge Festival in 2006 and received a rousing public
response. Festival highlights since include Blues in Bridgetown festival (2006), Fairbridge Festival (2007 & 2008), South Perth Fiesta (2008), Nanga Folk Festival (2009), George St Festival (2009) & the City of Perth World Music Showcase (2010). In 2007, the band released their first studio album of traditional and contemporary material at a sell-out concert at the Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle and the CD has since received wide airplay throughout US syndicated folk radio circuit.
“A breath of fresh air…great to hear some new traditional music”
Phil Beck, Publican, Greenfields Hotel, July 2006
The Barlett Brothers:
The Bartlett Brothers is an Indigenous rock band made up of sing-songwriter multi instrumentalists Phil and Jason Bartlett, their younger brother Azrael on drums and bassist Rob Findlay. They describe their music as “soulful rootsy pop rock sounds with soaring harmonies”, and they draw imagery and inspiration from their country and heritage.
Set to be stars of NAIDOC in WA this year, the band is appearing at NAIDOC festivals in Perth and Karratha. “NAIDOC is important for everyone, not just indigenous people,” said Phil Bartlett. “It gives everyone a chance to feel indigenous culture.”
The Bartlett Brothers are no strangers to travelling up to the Pilbara. Although their family’s roots are in the Midwest and the Southwest regions of WA, the brothers went to schools in the Pilbara and the Kimberley. They have had plenty of chances to go back and visit, as the hard-working band has been playing gigs and touring for many years.
“What I’m most proud of is how hard we’ve worked. We’re now becoming recognised and well known, and it’s all through hard work. We’ve been doing this for fifteen years, it didn’t just happen,” said Phil.
The band is gaining plenty of recognition, as their list of awards keeps growing. They have received awards from the Too Solid Awards, WA Music Industry, NAIDOC, and Next Best Thing, and Jason made it to the top 24 of Australian Idol.
Phil says that the band draws inspiration from Indigenous musicians that came before them, like Archie Roach, who will also be performing at the Karratha NAIDOC community festival. “To be playing with Archie Roach is fantastic. Back when he started out it was pretty hard for Aboriginal musicians, but people like him set the way for us,” said Phil. “Indigenous music is getting bigger and bigger. There are more pathways, more money, more opportunities for Indigenous artists, and more and more of us are touring, recording albums, and putting up websites. It’s only a matter of time before the next big Aboriginal act becomes a household name.”
Big Old Bears:
Big Old Bears started off as a solo music project of David Craft, but then as friends started joining, the project evolved into a dedicated six piece collective.The young musicians combine traditional music with contemporary music to create a new sound with an old-timey feel. With an array of songwriters, raw harmonies and the use of many different instruments, Big Old Bears are sure to keep your foot tapping all night long!