Music

Icehouse to rock Rotto

Iva Davies of Icehouse, which is headlining the second instalment of <em>Rotto Live</em>.

THOUGH Iva Davies says he really doesn’t know what to expect, Icehouse fans could get a little ‘crazy’ when the Aussie rock legends take the stage at Hotel Rottnest. more »

Stories of a special voice

Gurrumul Yunupingu

WHEN musician and Skinnyfish Music creative director Michael Hohnen met Gurrumul Yunupingu nearly 20 years ago in the remote Aboriginal community of Galiwinku, he thought, “people really need to hear this voice.” more »

Radio City Rockette in town

<em>Songs in the Key of Motown</em> will travel to Perth in March.

WHILE growing up in New York, all anyone at MarQue Munday’s dance school ever wanted to be was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette. more »

Higgins revives the ol’ razzle-dazzle

Missy Higgins

ACCLAIMED singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will perform this weekend at Scarborough Beach, saying she feels reinvigorated and balanced after taking time off to deal with the stresses of being thrust into a competitive industry so early. more »

Soprano in the park

Anke Höppner during a costume fitting for <em>Tosca</em> with WA Opera head of wardrobe Sue Kerr (Mount Lawley). Taken by Andrew Ritchie

FATE changed the life of Berlin-born soprano Anke Höppner when Australian baritone Barry Ryan was chosen as her love interest for a German New Year’s Eve television operetta. more »

Dream gig for Perth drummer

Bass player Roy Martinez (Ballajura) and drummer Ric Eastman (Floreat) preparing for <em>The Music of Queen - A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular</em>. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THERE was not a moment’s hesitation in giving his answer when Floreat drummer Ric Eastman was approached by 42-piece Perth Symphony Orchestra director Bourby Webster to be part of The Music of Queen - A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular. more »

Twist again with Stratosfunk

Stratosfunk will pay tribute to the dance craze phenomenon of the 50s and 60s with show <em>Shake Down!</em>

EVERY Stratosfunk show is just like having a party on stage for guitarist Jon Matthews. more »

Freo boys are back in town

John Butler Trio will play in Fremantle and the Swan Valley next month.

WITH a new album coming out this Friday, on extensive national and two overseas tours and a run of international festivals all within the next six months, the John Butler Trio definitely have a “thick” schedule ahead of them. more »

Crazy in love with Beyonce

Trumpeter and vocalist Adam Hall (South Perth) with, from left, songtress Jessie Gordon (Mount Lawley) and soul queen Yara Neto (Hamilton Hill). Taken by Marcus Whisson

WHEN Frank Sinatra recorded a jazz cover of Stevie Wonder’s For Once in My Life, there were some people who swore blue in the face that Sinatra’s was the original. more »

Magnetising new material in the city

The Magnets will perform in Perth during February

IT was during the late 90s while studying at The University of London that Nic Doodson and his six-man a capella group would head down to Covent Garden, put down a hat and start singing. more »

Songstress' soulful sound

Perth soul songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee will be combining music and paint in a unique show as part of Fringe World Festival. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

THE soulful sound of local songstress Shameem Taheri-Lee is certainly helping the 25-year-old make a name for herself. more »

From the sea to the city

Western suburbs surf rockers From the Dunes will perform at Big Day Out

FRIGHTENING was the first feeling From the Dunes frontman Mike Stirling described when asked about playing at one of Australia’s biggest music festivals. more »

Bonkers with Bonjah

Bonjah plans to test the waters in WA.

PUNTERS heading to a Bonjah gig this January can expect to get hot, sweaty and crazy, according to bass guitarist David Morgan. more »

Bedroom DJs get out of the house

DJ/promoter Anton Maz of Bassendean. Taken by MArtin Kennealey

FREMANTLE is going to buzz with the bass on December 27 as the Bedroom to Bighouse competition kicks off its first night at Metropolis, nicknamed the Bighouse. more »

Messiah's magic untarnished by age

Collegium Symphonic Chorus conductor Margaret Pride. Photographer: Marcus Whisson

DESPITE conducting Collegium Symphonic Chorus’ annual performance of Handel’s Messiah for more than 10 years, Dr Margaret Pride is still excited by the 270-year old piece of music. more »

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