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THIRTY YEARS OF CLANCY’S MUSIC FEST

Posted in bars, city of fremantle, concerts, culture, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2018

 

May 26 CLANCYS

 

The weather bureau predicts rain from tomorrow on and showers all weekend, so what better way to spend the day than celebrating Fremantle’s CLANCY’S 30th birthday.

Thirty Years of Clancy’s Music is on at the fish pub this Saturday. Check their Facebook page for details.

Roel Loopers

FREO SOCIAL HALL NEW MUSIC VENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, heritage, hospitality, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 1, 2018

 

Freo Social Hall

 

While the controversial proposal for a tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach will come before the City of Fremantle Planning Committee tomorrow evening, at the other end of town Sunset Events appear to be progressing well with converting the former Drillhall and former home of the Fly by Night Club into the FREO SOCIAL HALL music venue.

Sunset Events signed a lease with the National Trust to bring back the heritage building to its former glory and has been working on it for years. The new music venue is opening later this year.

A new large music venue will be very welcome in Fremantle, but it will be serious competition for the struggling Fly by Night in Victoria Hall, so time will tell if the two venues can survive in the same town.

Roel Loopers

STATE SUPPORT FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS

 

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I just picked this up on Facebook from WA Premier Mark McGowan, so Fremantle musicians take advantage of it and try to get your fair share of government funding and support!

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY THE BEATLES AT FREMANTLE OVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fremantle oval, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 20, 2018

 

Beatles

 

The Beatles at Fremantle Oval. I’d like to see that!

It’s on this Friday at the South Fremantle Football Club where the Fab Four will no doubt entertain the crowd with all the old hits.

Tickets at the door at $ 25.00 or pre-sell for $ 20.00.

 

Roel Loopers

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BIGGER GARDEN FOR NORTH FREO’S MOJO’S

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

 

The very popular North Fremantle MOJO’S music bar wants to grow bigger and has applied to the City of Fremantle for an extension to its beer garden.

MOJO’S wants to extend the 72 square metre uncovered back beer garden by 57 square metres to make the total floor space of the bar area 212 square metres, to be able to accommodate approximately 250 patrons.

It wants to open a new bar in the existing beer garden and partly demolish some of the exterior walls.

The item is on this Wednesday’s CoF Planning Committee agenda and recommended for approval by the officers.

The officers recommend that the walls be constructed according to the expert’s Acoustic Report an that no music source, including sound systems and live performances will be permitted in the beer garden.

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY THE PERFECT FREO LIFESTYLE

 

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There is a lot less humidity in Fremantle today after three rather unpleasant sticky days, so head out and enjoy the Freo lifestyle!

There is the monthly BIG Growers Green Farmers Market and craft market on at Lefroy Road till midday and it’s looking good back in the old location. YUM breakfast, fresh produce, bread, etc.

Hugh Jennings will be performing at the FREE Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday courtyard music session from 2-4pm.

Hugh played in seminal Perth bands Autopilot, End of Fashion, The Avenues, Bob Evans, Eskimo Joe and more. With his new band he’ll perform songs from his long awaited pop/folk debut album Hound.

And from 5pm the FREE Harbour Sounds concerts are on upstairs on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay.

Freo. Perfect one day, even better the next!

Roel Loopers

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BON SCOTT FREO FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2018

 

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February 2018 marks the 38th Anniversary of the passing of rock legend, AC/DC lead vocalist and Fremantle local hero, Bon Scott. It is also the 10th anniversary of the Bon Scott Statue installation.

To mark the occasion, Bonfest Freo – A Giant Dose Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will bring together musicians and music fans across the globe in a four-day weekend celebration (February 15 – 18, 2018). Taking place in beautiful Fremantle, Western Australia – the resting place of Bon Scott.

The festival features 13 events across 19 days in February 2018, giving rock music fans a giant dose of rock ‘n’ roll.

The Bonfest Freo festival culminates in the main event – the Jailbreak Concert – Whole Lotta Pipers – at Fremantle Prison.

AC/DC and Bon Scott fans – tick some big items off your bucket list (visit the Bon Scott statue, Bon Scott’s resting place in Fremantle Cemetery and go on a Highway to Hell tour of other iconic Fremantle landmarks) and get along to Bonfest Freo – A Giant Dose Of Rock.

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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

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