Music

Brother is no April's fool

Rufus Wainwright

SIBLING rivalry certainly was not an issue at last night's Rufus Wainwright concert. more »

Pleasure, pain in creative process

Brooke Fraser will perform at the Astor Theatre on March 13.

IT HAD been a tough week for New Zealand singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser when she spoke to Community Newspaper Group from Toronto, towards the end of her 21-date Brutal Romantic tour of North America. more »

Rudd's new band to play Blues'n'Roots

Xavier Rudd will play in Fremantle on March 29.

XAVIER Rudd put the idea of creating a band out to the universe and it delivered in the form of new nine-piece Xavier Rudd and the United Nations. more »

Part fits former Perth singer

John Longmuir will star in <em>The Barber of Seville</em> at the Supreme Court Gardens on March 6.

NOT only is tenor John Longmuir looking forward to making his WA Opera debut as a principal in City of Perth’s Opera in the Park, The Barber of Seville, he is also thrilled at the prospect of his family watching the performance. more »

Hall hopes to set the standard

Adam Hall will perform at Fringe World from this Thursday with his show <em>The Rhythm Spectacular.</em>.

IT WAS no surprise when Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys sold out their season of The Rhythm Spectacular - The Music of Beyonce at Fringe World last year. more »

Veronicas success a sweet revenge on former label

The Veronicas kicked off their Sanctified tour at the Perth Concert Hall on Thursday night.

BRISBANE pop/rock identical twin duo The Veronicas were not afraid at the launch of their Australian tour to be open about the struggle to get their latest self-titled album released. more »

Singer reaches Fever pitch

Jessie Gordon performs with The Darling Buds of May.

PERTH Fringe World favourite Jessie Gordon will perform an incredible 36 shows in 28 days at this year’s festival. more »

Party among the pines

FKA twigs performs at the Laneway Festival on Sunday. Picture: Elle Borgward

THE shady salvation offered by the Esplanade’s tall Norfolk Pines was as welcome as the myriad acts at Sunday’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Fremantle. more »

Bossa Nova beats strong

Jazz vocalist Juliana Areias. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THERE could not be many 13-year-olds infatuated with music genre bossa nova as Brazilian singer Juliana Areias was while growing up in San Paulo. more »

A beautiful summer sound

Mat McHugh and The Beautiful Girls collective will bring their surf reggae sounds to Perth in February.

BEING able to combine his love of surf, summer and music has made touring at this time of year “a bit of a tradition” for Mat McHugh. more »

Teen DJ's future advances full throttle

Robbie Bergin, also known as Throttle, will perform at Future Music Festival in March.

FROM his high school graduation to preparing for the stage at a major Australian music festival, 18-year-old Robbie Bergin is having a “surreal” few months. more »

Performance honours passed director

Mary Plazas will star in Minghella’s <em>Madama Butterfly.</em> Taken by Andrew Ritchie

THE world lost a creative visionary when British director and writer Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley) died from complications following cancer surgery in 2008. more »

All work is play for Timmy Trumpet

  Timmy Trumpet will play at Metropolis Fremantle on December 20.

TAKING time out from his allocated day off to chat to Community Newspaper Group, Tim Smith, better known as Timmy Trumpet, says he is addicted to being busy. more »

Early choice pays off for WASO player

WA Symphony Orchestra principal clarinet player Allan Meyer will perform at Symphony in the City this weekend. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

SOMETIMES the most simple of decisions can shape a person’s career. more »

Musician surfs west with Silence/Win

Kim Churchill

MULTI-INSTRAMENTALIST Kim Churchill will combine his love of surf and music next February, bringing his new album Silence/Win to the west coast. more »

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