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NORTH FREO WINTER MUSIC FEST ON TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2018

 

June 16 Winter Music Fest Nth Freo

The Fremantle Winter Music Festival is on this evening in North Fremantle, so head out that way for a night of great music.

It is held at MOJOS, The North Fremantle Bowling Club, Port Beach Garden Bar, Railway Hotel, Swan Basement, Swan Hotel and the Guildhall.

Roel Loopers

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

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

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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HARPIST ENRICHES FREO SHOPPING MALL

Posted in city of fremantle, music, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 1, 2018

 

harpist

 

How lovely to listen to the mellow and beautiflul sound of a harp in the Fremantle High Street mall this Friday morning. It is such a delightful difference from the amplified music many buskers play in the CBD.

Roel Loopers

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WILL FREO CITY FLY SWAT MUSICIANS CLUB?

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, fly by night club, music, Uncategorized by freoview on May 24, 2018

 

I received new information about the rumour that the Fly by Night club might be leaving Fremantle.

My informant told me that City of Fremantle officers will recommend to Council to terminate the Fly’s lease for Victoria Hall, so it will be a Council decision to keep the live music venue going or let is die.

Money is probably the issue here, so we will have to wait and see if Fremantle Council is willing to financially support the Fly by Night club again, or let them go.

Before the Fly moved into Victoria Hall Clancy’s offered to manage the heritage building as a live music venue and run the bar and daytime cafe, but that offer was not taken up by Fremantle Council.

Roel Loopers

FLY AWAY FROM FREMANTLE?

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fly by night club, music, Uncategorized by freoview on May 24, 2018

 

A musician who spoke at the Fremantle Council meeting last night claimed that the Fly by Night club will be leaving Fremantle next month.

I have heard the rumour before and am also aware that the Fly wanted a rent reduction from the City of Fremantle, but I have no confirmation that the musicians club will vacate Victoria Hall.

It would be sad to lose a live music venue, so I am keen to find out what is going on.

Does any of Freo’s View readers know more about it?

Roel Loopers

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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

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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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