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ROCK ROVER NEW FREO MUSIC VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, fremantle oval, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on September 4, 2018

 

September 8 music

 

New Fremantle music venue ROCK ROVER will open its doors this coming Saturday September 8 at the South Fremantle Football Club at Fremantle Oval, so go and check it out.

I don’t have any other details so far but that the performances start at 8pm.

Roel Loopers

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WILL ST JOHN’S CHURCH BUY VICTORIA HALL?

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on August 31, 2018

 

Interesting to read in the Fremantle Herald today that St John’s church is considering buying the historic Victoria Hall from the City of Fremantle.

According to the Chook St John’s would consider leasing the hall to the Fly by Night club.

I doubt though that the church will be as generous to the musicians club as the City of Fremantle has been. CoF waived over $ 80,000 in outstanding rent the Fly never paid.

Roel Loopers

NO WORRIES ABOUT NOT PAYING RENT IN FREMANTLE

 

There is something quite endearing about the naivety that Fremantle Council displays on occasions, as was the case last night when allowing the Fly by Night club to stay in Victoria Hall three months longer, so now they do not have to vacate the premises at the end of August, and the for sale signs at the beautiful heritage building will have to wait a while.

One Councillor said that the Fly had offered to pay $ 3,000 rent per month, so supposedly that was a good thing. But there is no guarantee whatsoever that the musicians club will actually pay that rent. One of the reasons they have to vacate Victoria Hall is that Council had to write off thousands of dollars in outstanding rent, and they have had financial help from Council previously.

But no one talked about a bank or personal guarantee, so that there is certainty the rent will actually be paid!

That is nothing new in Fremantle where Council in the past financially bailed out the Deckchair theatre company, Kulcha, and artists up at Arthur Head. Sign a lease with Freo City and just stop paying rent and it will become an unrecoverable debt. I hope Enkel and DADAA are not reading this!

Roel Loopers

 

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WEEK THREE HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC DELIGHT TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 19, 2018

 

Hidden Treasures. July

 

Week 3 of the fantastic Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC WINTER FESTIVAL is on tonight from 7.30 until midnight, and this is what is on offer for your entertainment:

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines
9pm – 9.45pm MATA
10.15pm -11pm Brassika

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00 pm
8.15pm -9pm Swayzee
9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00 pm
7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid
9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings
10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade
9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho
10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Feels
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Benjamin Witt
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departs every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club, Fremantle:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le kat

Tickets to Hidden Treasures are $20 on the night only. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue the Wyola Club.

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FREO HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC WARMERS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 5, 2018

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL starts today in the historic West End.

Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm – Emlyn Johnson
9pm – 9.45pm – Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade
10.15pm -11pm – HEEBIEJEEBIES

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00pm
8.15pm – 9pm Bass Lemon
9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience – PMX

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00pm
7.30pm – 8.15pm J.F.K
9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake
10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Cuss
9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material
10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird (Dave from Mister and Sunbird)

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HIDDEN TREASURES MUSICAL DELIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, concerts, culture, local government, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 27, 2018

 

Secret location Hidden treasures

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL starts tomorrow in the historic West End.

The ‘secret location’ has been revealed. It is the Wyola Club premises.

Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/

National Hotel (Upstairs)
Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm
7.45pm- 8.30pm – Emlyn Johnson
9pm – 9.45pm – Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade
10.15pm -11pm – HEEBIEJEEBIES

Buffalo Club, Fremantle
Doors open 7.00pm
8.15pm – 9pm Bass Lemon
9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers
10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience – PMX

Fremantle Navy Club
Doors open 7.00pm
7.30pm – 8.15pm J.F.K
9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake
10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers

Wyola Club
Doors open 7pm
8pm – 8.45pm Cuss
9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material
10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka

PS Art Space
Doors open 8.30 pm
8.30: PSAS DJs
9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass
9.45: PSAS DJs
10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde
11.15: PSAS DJs

The Tram
Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club:
8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird (Dave from Mister and Sunbird)

CORRECTION! Former Freo Councillor Tim Grey-Smith alerted me that the festival actually starts Thursday week July 5 and not tomorrow. It just shows that I am a fool. Sorry!!

FREO GROOVE BOOK ABOUT FREO MUSOS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2018

 

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UWA Press is publishing a new book by Bill Lawrie and Claire Moodie about Fremantle musicians that will soon be released.

‘It’s a bit of a haven. It’s a paradise for sure. Close to utopia for me.’ – Abbe May

Freo Groove is a window into the world of Fremantle musicians and the vibrant musical culture that has built up over generations.

From blues musician Dave Brewer, The Jam Tarts’ Sophie and Anna Gare, and The John Butler Trio; to Dom Mariani, Stella Donnelly and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Freo’s top musicians reflect on their lives, their art, and the city they call, or once called, home.

Twenty-nine portraits tell the story of Fremantle’s rich music scene and its long history, going right back to the Norm Wrightson Orchestra in the late 1940s, through Wayne Green’s chilling accounts of brawling, west-end dives in the early seventies, to the free and easy musical boom during the Americas Cup days, and finally to the fierce competition for gigs in the present day.

Freo Groove is about musicians who love their craft and are in for the long haul, wherever it leads.

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HIDDEN TREASURES MUSIC FESTIVAL IN JULY

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2018

 

Hidden Treasures. July

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Winter Music Festival is on again on the Thursday in July, so something to look forward to.

In its 8th year the festival will be held in the historic West End of Freo in the Buffalo Club, Navy Club, the Orient, the National Hotel, and PS Art Space. There will also be concerts on the Fremantle Tram.

PS Art Space serves as the gathering-ground for hip hop, roots-reggae, beats and soul with Hyclass, Downsyde (featuring new member, Beni Bjah), Reef Prince, New Nausea, Feels, and Randa & The Soul Kingdom. Upstairs at the much-beloved National Hotel, the diversity shines with Emlyn Johnson, Turtle Bay Television, Leopard Lake, Jere Sosa, Kopano and more.

The Buffalo Club brings the energy and sonic joy of the Paige McNaught Experience, Debbie Downers, Terrible Signal, Nerve Quakes, Tomas Ford, Axe Girl and The Bible Bashers, with a special performance from The Runarounds (July 26), featuring former-Jam Tarts members and Fremantle-darlings Lucy Lemann and Sophie Gare plus family guests.

The Navy Club teams WAM Song Of The Year-winning-heavy-hitters J.F.K. with The Soul Movers (featuring Perth’s Lizzie McKenzie and former red Wiggle and guitar-wielding hot potato, Murray Cook), then turns the stage over to some of WA’s favourite musical couples (Jill Birt & Alsy McDonald, Joe Kapiteyn & Rachel Dease, Lee Sappho & Wayne Green, plus more) for Because The Night Belongs To Lovers (July 12) where they will talk and sing of many splendoured things.

The Navy Club also plays host on July 26 to the official launch of Freo Groove, Bill Lawrie and Claire Moodie’s book about Fremantle music culture, followed by performances from Lois Olney, Dave Johnston, Jim Fisher, John Wilson and Lucky Oceans, with Abbe May closing the night with a performance of her 2008 album, Howl & Moan, a love-affair all its own, in its entirety.

Hidden Treasures’ secret venue comes to the fold with Last Quokka, Bluenade, Roses For Ghosts, Flossy, Post-Depression Makeout Session and the reformation for Hidden Treasures of legendary Freo party-monsters, Prawns With Horns.

And following its acclaimed 2017 debut, The Fremantle Tram is back. Hosted by Justin Walshe it’s a good-time set on wheels that will pick up punters for a ride through some of Freo’s most picturesque spots, before stopping for acoustic performances from the quality likes of Oosterbanger, Cal Kramer (Southern River Band), David Lawrence and Jay Le Kat.

Tickets to Hidden Treasures are $20 on the night only. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. Hidden Treasures runs from 7:30pm-midnight on July 5, 12, 19 & 26.

For a full line-up and venue list head to http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

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FREMANTLE WINTER FESTIVALS GALORE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, festivals, Uncategorized by freoview on June 11, 2018

 

June 16 Winter Music Fest Nth Freo

 

The North Fremantle Winter Music Festival is on this Saturday June 16 at MOJOS Bar, the North Fremantle Bowling Club, Port Beach Garden Bar, Railway Hotel, Swan Basement, Swan Hotel and the Guildhall.

See the poster above for the line-up.

 

June 23. Hilton Film fest.

The Hilton Winter Film Festival is on again this year on June 22 and 29 and in July on the 6th and 13th.

Check out the Facebook page for details.

Also in July is the Hidden Treasures winter music festival in Fremantle’s West End.

Roel Loopers

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BYE BYE FOR VICTORIA HALL FLY

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fly by night club, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 6, 2018

 

The Fly by Night Club, which has been an iconic part of the Fremantle music scene for more than 30 years, will leave Victoria Hall in August this year.

The City of Fremantle has gone out of its way to help the Fly survive, including offering half-price rent on Victoria Hall, spending more than $20,000 to improve the acoustics of the hall and giving them a $20,000 cash grant. Fremantle Council also agreed to waive the club’s outstanding debt to the City, which was around $70,000.

Despite lots of hard work by the Fly by Night board and staff and support from the City of Fremantle, the Fly has not been able to make Victoria Hall work as a profitable venue.

While not supporting a long-term extension of the lease when it was considered in February, the council did agree to a six-month, rent-free lease to allow the club to honour existing bookings and give it time to transition to a new arrangement.

Over the past few months the City has been working with the club to help them improve the sustainability of the business and find a new home in Fremantle. This has included exploring opportunities for the Fly to continue to present shows after August in other suitable venues in Fremantle, including the Navy Club, Fremantle Town Hall and South Fremantle Football Club event space.

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