LIVE AT THE ORCHARD RETURNS FOR 2016
The BAR POP team have announced the return of their live music series Live at the Orchard. The Perth Cultural Centre is the hub of all cool things, and the second season of LATO will not disappoint. November and December will see a stellar line up of headline acts, all supported by WA local acts via WAM.
Located in Perth city’s beautiful rooftop location, where the stars light the sky and the city skyscrapers form a backdrop – the Orchard is guaranteed to lure thousands to enjoy a night out as Perth welcomes its balmy summer evenings. A curated food and drink menu will keep punters happy for the duration of the series.
SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER - AMY AMY AMY
This November join 'Amy Amy Amy' Live At The Orchard for an evening of fun and great music! The band started the Amy Winehouse tribute act in early 2016 to showcase the best of the musical legend's track from albums "Frank" and "Back to Black".
After 6 previous should out shows and an incredible following the band are back better than ever, ready to pay tribute to the electric sounds of singer-songwriter extraordinaire Amy Winehouse! Join Jessica Welsh and friends for a summer evening filling with your favourite songs.
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER - REGURGITATOR
Power trio Regurgitator will be performing a mishmash of funk, punk and pop. They will be supported by WA legends, Sugar Army who will be releasing their third studio album later this year.
SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER - JOSH PYKE AND BOB EVANS
Australia’s favourite troubadours Josh Pyke and Bob Evans have teamed up to tour “Another Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans”, taking their tunes around the country. Each ticketholder will receive a free download of the exclusively recorded tracks “What The Future Holds” and “Desperate” both performed by the pair.
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER - GIZZFEST
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD have been crushing it all over the world on their Nonagon Infinity album tour selling out nearly every show in Europe, US and Australia and owning major festival main stages the world over including our own Splendour in the Grass and Dark Mofo.
The band's GIZZFEST is an opportunity to take a bunch of their mates on tour and bring their own very special kind of multi-act madness to big stages across the country. And not just any old friends – they are joined by co-headliners and psych wunderkinds POND (releasing new tunes and touring globally from September) plus international guests WHITE FENCE, MILD HIGH CLUB, DINNER, BOULEVARDS and some of their best Australian psych-garage-rock mates MURLOCS, STONEFIELD, ORB and JAALA appearing along the way.
Doing their own thing also allows them to keep the festival price reasonable, add extra benefits as they please and to make these fast moving parties with alternating bands so you do not have to miss anything on offer. Don't miss your chance to catch the Gizz & friends this summer! Stay tuned for further announcements.
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER - HARTS
Darren Hart, better known as Harts, is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer from Melbourne. Often labelled as “A one man music making machine”, he writes everything, plays all the instruments, records and produces all his music singlehandedly in his bedroom studio.
Spending the past few years developing his sound, Harts has become known for his Jimi Hendrix-like guitar playing and unique blend of Funk, Pop, Rock and Soul music, which has earned him praise worldwide. Most notably from iconic music legend Prince, who flew Harts out to his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, USA to meet and play with him in 2014 saying, “He reminds me of how I was at that age”.
After returning, Harts independently released his 10 track debut album ‘Daydreamer’ in September 2014. The album quickly gained positive coverage in many music publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, NME, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue Magazine and many more.
Harts also recently took on triple j Like A Version, performing an impressive cover of Daniel Johns’ ‘Aerial Love’, and is also gearing up to play at this years Queenscliff Music Festival and NYE On The Hill. The new EP, quite appropriately titled ‘Breakthrough’, was released on June 5 2015.
SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER- PIERCE BROTHERS
Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. The acclaimed live act has been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada, USA & their native Australia.
Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP's independently. Pierce Brothers are returning to Australia to play a select run of shows to launch their top 10 ARIA EP Into The Dirt. After spending the majority of 2015 touring the world, playing over 50 dates across 15 different countries selling out multiple shows and performing at some of the world’s largest festivals.
SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER- DRAPHT
With two gold records and a literal handful of ARIA nominations already under his belt, it’s no great secret that Drapht is a songwriting prodigy. Whether you focus on his lyrics, his melodic hooks (or focus on nothing at all and just enjoy yourself) as a songwriter Drapht can pretty much do everything. Each of his four subsequent albums – Pale Rider (2003), Who Am I (2005), Brothers Grimm (2008) and Life Of Riley(2010) – brought increasing levels of complexity and refinement, ascending Drapht to the absolute upper echelon of Australia’s stacked card of hip-hop heavyweights. Already, he is one of the greats.
Fifth album Seven Mirrors continues the upward incline of Drapht’s artistic output, showing off even more songwriting flair and linguistic dexterity than ever before. Piecing each song together with a myriad of rhythmical, melodic and lyrical hooks, Seven Mirrors puts Drapht’s arsenal of musical weapons in the hands of an amazing list of collaborators and guests – sometimes pairing with music royalty and other times introducing exciting new voices. Party anthem Mexico (featuring Dune Rats) is begging to be a single, Don Quixote (featuring Hilltop Hoods) feels destined to be a live favourite, while BAD blasts out of the speakers with the scorching voice of LA-based Nat Dunn, and Monsoon introduces Byron Bay’s smooth-toned Bradley Stone to the world.
A perfect blend of thoughtful introvert and entertaining extrovert, Drapht’s connection has always been his realness. When we look at Drapht we can see ourselves reflecting back. Seven Mirrors is a beautiful metaphor for this connection; an album that is as much for the writer as it is for his fans. Once again Drapht has stepped up and once again he is at the absolute top of the game. Welcome to Seven Mirrors…