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GASLIGHT CLUB CONCERT AT VICTORIA HALL TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on January 3, 2018

 

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I love this photo the Gaslight Club at the Fremantle Fly by Night Club is using to promote tonight’s event with Josh Ellis, Lindsay Wells and Apollo’s Attic.

It is on from 8-11pm in the beautiful old Victoria Hall at 179 High Street.

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

JOIN THE FLY BY NIGHT MUSOS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2017

 

Fly by Night memberships

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HAVE A FREO FUNDAY!

 

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It’s going to be a pleasant 33 degrees today, so perfect for the outdoors.

Start your Sunday with breakfast, live music and great fresh produce at the GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET at Annie Street, Beaconsfield between 8am and midday.

Then from 2-4pm the Bambuseae Rhythm Section will perform at the free courtyard session in the Fremantle Arts Centre.

They are a lively eight-piece fusing blues, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae. With their vivacious rhythms, pulsating baselines and raucous horns.

When you are in the area walk up to Cantonment Hill where the Fremantle Sea Rescue has open day of the Signal Station from 1-5 pm.

And after that the Fly by Night Sunday session is on from 5-10pm.

Have a Freo fun day!

 

Roel Loopers

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SUNDAY SESSION AT THE FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fly by night club, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2017

 

Sunday session Fly by Night

 

The Fly by Night Musicians Club will be holding a Gaslight Sunday Sesh at Victoria Hall on November 12 from 5pm to 10 pm. Tickets just $ 10.00.

Live music in the gorgeous heritage building will be played by Craig Hallsworth and Paige McNaughton&the Aretinos.

Do support our local music industry!

 

Roel Loopers

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FINALLY FREO DRILLHALL PROGRESS

Posted in city of fremantle, fly by night club, music, sunset events, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2017

 

After three years of procrastination since the eviction of the Fly by Night musicians club from the Fremantle Drillhall, Sunset Events has announced that they secured a liquor license for the 800 patron  Freo Social Hall venue.

I noticed last Friday when I had a meeting at Fremantle Prison, that there were a lot of tradesmen around the hall, so hopefully it will open sometime next year.

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

MUSICIANS FOR MALAWI AT FLY BY NIGHT

Posted in charity, children, education, fly by night club, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

In 2015, Nola Formentin sold everything she owned in Fremantle and moved to Malawi in SE Africa. After an initial six months volunteering with an NGO, she was offered a job teaching music, swimming, art and environmental issues at a primary school near the city of Blantyre.

Nola now ants to raise money for Malawi at the Musicians for Malawi concert to be held at Victoria Hall on Saturday 5 August. Doors open 7pm and the night is run by The Fly By Night Musicians Club.

Headlining the evening will be Opera Australia’s Baritone Jose Carbo accompanied by David Wickham, supported by local opera singers Alexandra Bak, Jenna Robertson, Kelly Robertson, Helen Brown and Alessia Pintabona. The night then turns contemporary, with upcoming singer/songwriter Synaed Roche and The David Hyams Trio. Then finally, local country blues band The Suntones will have everyone dancing the night out! All artists are donating their time and talents for the evening. There will even be food available at the club. All proceeds go to Nola’s causes.

There are many NGOs around Blantyre in the south of Malawi. Nola has visited some that have touched her heart and she hopes to find donations to help them on their way. These include Morning Star JS Ministries, a locally run organisation that provides a safe and caring place for young men to gather and learn life skills.

They run a soccer team and need funding for uniforms and equipment, as well as rent for the clubhouse. The Jacaranda Foundation is an incredible school run solely for children affected by HIV/AIDS and has fostered some amazing talent both musically and artistically, sending students to summer schools in USA and Europe. The Fatima Centre is a small orphanage run by a retired English couple, fostering 25 orphans from their local village.

All these organisations are run entirely on donations and Nola would like to invite you to help her raise money to support these wonderful schools, which in turn will help educate and nurture these special children.

 

Tickets are available at www.flybynight.org or phone 9430 5208

Musicians for Malawi
Saturday 5 August
Doors open 7pm
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall 179 High St Fremantle

ZYDECATS AT THE FLY ON SUNDAY

Posted in fly by night club, fremantle, fremantle workers club, music by freoview on February 10, 2017

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The Fremantle Workers Club present the ZYDECATS at the Fly by Night Club in the gorgeous Victoria Hall this Sunday from 6 pm.

It’s going to be a rainy day so why not enjoy the invigorating sounds of one of Freo’s most loved bands.

Tickets are only $ 10.00 and for members of the two clubs $ 5.00.

 

 

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GOT ANY RUGS OR CARPETS FOR THE FLY BY NIGHT?

Posted in fly by night club, fremantle by freoview on September 14, 2015

The Fremantle Fly by Night Club in its new premises at Victoria Hall is looking for rugs and carpets. It’s not like they want to fly around like witches but it is to keep the sound down so they won’t get nose complaints from residents.

Below is their Facebook post:

Do you have a spare rug of carpet to help the Fly control the sound made on stage?

We have made Victoria Hall sound great, but we need to keep the sound within the Hall. The Fly by Night is required to do some sound proofing to Victoria Hall, which the Fly has quotes for and it is achievable but until the lease and liquor licence are all in place the Fly requires to implement a short term solution.

Our neighbour is getting upset with the so called noise so we need to action asap before the Fly host South Fremantle High School’s band showcase.

If you have any rugs or carpets the fly would appreciate the donation by this Wednesday.

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield ward. Truly Independent.

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