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FREO ARTS CENTRE NEW YEARS CONCERT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 11, 2017

 

NY concert

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre is putting on a New Years Concert again on Monday January 1, 2018 from 4.30-9 pm. Tickets are only $ 25.00.

The Sunshine Brothers, Soukouss Internationale, Old Blood and the Bambuseae Rhythm Section will entertain you.

Roel Loopers

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MOJOS WOMEN ON FIRE NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on December 5, 2017

 

MOJO DEC 7

 

It’s an all women performers night at MOJOS in North Fremantle this Thursday December 7.

Women On Fire presents Lyndall Grace, Kaitlin Keegan, Tessa Cyclone and Paige Macnaught Band.

Doors open at 9pm.

Roel Loopers

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FLY BY NIGHT NEEDS PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 30, 2017

 

A report in the Fremantle Herald indicates that the Fly by Night Musicians Club is financially struggling again and now wants the City of Fremantle to give them cheaper rent.

They had payment problems in the former venue the Drillhall with the National Trust as well, before being forced to move to Victoria Hall because Sunset Events was granted the Drillhall lease.

The City of Fremantle had money issues with the former Kulcha and also with Deckchair theatre, but a small local council cannot keep bailing out culture clubs no matter how important they are to the community.

I believe the City needs to offer more practical support to the Fly and help them with marketing etc.

For me the brand is confusing and needs to be tightened. On Wednesdays for example there is the Gaslight Club Blues Club at the Fly by Night Musicians Club. Does that make marketing sense?

I have not seen any evidence that the Fly is promoting the venue for corporate events, functions, maybe even weddings, and that would be a certain way to create income.

I wonder how many bums on seats they get at ticketed events in the relatively small hall, as the lack of audience was the downfall of the Deckchair Theatre Company.

We all want a thriving music industry that supports our local musicians in Fremantle, but it is not the role of local government to keep throwing money at companies which can’t sustain themselves

The Fly needs and deserves support, but it needs to be more practical than just money.

Roel Loopers

FREO FOLK FESTIVAL ON TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2017

 

Perfect weather today to start the Freo festivals, events and outdoor concerts season with the FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL at Princess May Park, organised by Clancy’s.

This is a family-friendly event with lost of things to do for children, so bring a rug and have fun in the sun!

This is the line-up and times the different bands are on stage.

Folk Fest line up and times

 

Tickets:

Adults $ 65.00

Youth (13-17) $ 40.00

Kids (5-12) $ 25.00

Wee Ones (0-4) Free

Family ticket (2 adults+ 2 youths) $ 170.00

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND!

Posted in clasical, concerts, fremantle, fremantle chamber of commerce, Uncategorized by freoview on July 22, 2017

 

FCO concert Emily Leung

 

Young violinist Emily Leung will be playing with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra at the Fremantle Townhall tomorrow Sunday July 23 at 3 pm.

Beethoven, Bruch and Mendelssohn are on the program so it should be a beautiful afternoon of great classical music.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, or want to listen to the concert twice, they are also performing today at 3 pm at the Perth Town Hall.

Roel Loopers

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FREE FREMANTLE SUNDAY CONCERTS

Posted in community, concerts, fremantle, music by freoview on February 18, 2017

It was just yummy crisp when I got up early this morning and we are in for another a great weekend in Freo.

Just a reminder that Davey Craddock and The Pinnacles will be performing at the  Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music session from 2-4 pm.

Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC.

Cafe, bar and pizza bar are open!

There is also a free 6-9 pm free concert up on the deck of the Maritime Museum, but I have no details on who is playing.

Come enjoy Freo. It’s the best place to be on weekends!

Roel Loopers

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FREE FREMANTLE SUNDAY CONCERTS

Posted in concerts, fremantle, music by freoview on February 12, 2017

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If rain does not stop the show the free Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music concert will be on from 2-4 pm again, so come and enjoy Telete and Demon Days

Since bursting onto the local music scene last year, Demon Days (WA) are turning heads with their sultry vocals and neo-soul beats. Catch their delicious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and jazz.

Telete, formerly known as Golden String, will open the show with their trademark dream pop.

From 6-9 there is also a free concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum, so don’t get bored staying at home. Life is too short to be bored!

Roel Loopers

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FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS AT FREO’S BEST LOCATIONS

Posted in concerts, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on February 5, 2017

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It is going to be a pretty good Sunday before the rain comes back next week, so why not enjoy some free concerts in Fremantle today in some of the best locations in town.

From 2-4 pm Pugsley Buzzard from Victoria will perform at the Fremantle Arts Centre and delight you with his big voice, sassy horns, chunky piano and fascinating song writing. He has performed all over the planet from Berlin to New Orleans.

From 6-9 the Harbour Sunday concert is on at the deck of the Maritime Museum, a great spot to watch the sunset!

Bluegrass Parkway, Stoney Joe and DJ Justin Walshe will entertain you there, so that should make for a great end of a beautiful weekend.

Roel Loopers

BIG CLOUDS OVER SUNSET EVENTS

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, sunset events by freoview on January 29, 2017

It is a worry to read in the Sunday Times this morning that Fremantle Sunset Events director David Chitty has admitted his company does have financial problems and paying suppliers after a less than successful Southbound event.

Several companies claim Sunset Events owes them tens of thousands of dollars with one of them making strong personal attacks on Facebook.

The worry for Fremantle is what this will mean for the Jerome Laneway Festival, but more importantly what it will mean for the 25-year-lease Sunset Events has signed for the No 1 studio in J Shed at Bathers Beach.

Rumours are that the company still wants to go ahead with a scaled-down version of the tavern and music venue, after planning approval for it was refused by Fremantle Council, the WA Planning Commission and the State Administrative Tribunal.

Will Sunset Events be able to commit hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a tavern, toilets, commercial kitchen, etc?

Maybe it is time for City of Fremantle officers to pro-actively engage with the events organisers and find out if it would be better to move on and for them to relinquish the lease and for the City to find a more appropriate use for the historically significant location.

Roel Loopers

FLY BY NIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in concerts, fly by night, fremantle, music by freoview on January 5, 2017

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The Fremantle Fly by Night musicians club in the gorgeous heritage Victoria Hall building is holding the FLY FESTIVAL this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so support our local music industry!

The poster above gives you all the info about who is playing when, so have fun!

Roel Loopers

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