Sun 8 Jan | 1:00pm - 3:00pm The Fancy Brothers
This multiple WAMi nominated band serves up dubious bluegrass with a side dish of badly mashed country and undercooked banter. Fronted by two of Fremantle's fanciest songwriters, The Fancy Brothers
are Jeff Strong (banjo) and Justin Walshe (mandolin) - and bound and gagged by a crackpot family string band starring Phoebe Corke on fiddle,Justin Castley on double bass and Merle Fyshwick on guitar - The Fancy Brothers make you dance like a hillbilly and cry like a mule!Sun 19 Feb | 1:00pm - 3:00pm Leon Ewing - 1:00-1:45pm
Darkly humorous, satirical and theatrical beyond theatricality, Leon Ewing
avoids commercialisation, eschewing specialisation, and with it the fame and fortune in exchange for the sheer joy of following his darling heart and mind to some of the less interesting and exotic places they take him. Find out what this all means at the next WAM Sunday Bands show!The Stanleys - 2:00-3:00pm
Meeting and forming the band online - Mark Di Renzo, Paul Di Renzo and Jamie Horsburgh (Gigantic, The Chevelles) collaborated via correspondence with Norway’s Tomas Dahl (Turbonegro), eventually hitting studios in Oslo, Paris, Perth and Sydney to track their first generation of songs for the Always EP. The Stanleys
then embarked on a World Tour in 2011, which took them across Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia with an itinerary of festivals, supports and headline shows. The boys play their first shows in China for The Ming Dynasty Tour in May.Sun 26 Feb | 1:00pm - 3:00pm Bonus February Concert!Ben Zabbia Band
The Ben Zabbia Band
have created a fresh sound crossing genres of folk, pop, and jazz. With grooving rhythms, strong harmonies, and polished performances , the band has appeal to a wide audience and is a unique presence emerging on the music scene. Performances have included Fairbridge, Nannup and Araluen Music Festivals. Ben released his first album in 2005 entitled ʻInto the Flameʼ and is currently working on a second album with his band.
Sun 11 Mar | 1:00pm - 3:00pm WAYJO Ensemble
Established in 1983, The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra
(WAYJO) is one of Australia’s cultural gems, providing a unique experience for jazz musicians aged 14 to 25, who are the absolute cream of young jazz players in the state. Competition for places is fierce, and those who make it are rewarded with career-defining experiences - touring, training, recording and performing with world-class guest artists. Experience the future stars of Jazz at this FREE WAYJO event!Sun 15 Apr | 1:00pm - 3:00pm Daramad
Photo by Tony Gajewski
In the Persian classical tradition, the term 'Daramad', refers to the process of beginning, appearing, or emerging out of something. Daramad explores the confluence between the music of the Middle East and improvised jazz. Featuring Reza Mirzaei (saz/guitar); Michael Zolker (oud/percussion), Phil Waldron (contrabass) and Mark Cain (saxes/ethnic reeds & flutes).