Free Live Music at The Laneway Lounge
Wednesday, 5 March 7.00pm - Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys - Swing (Quartet)
Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys are somewhat of an institution of the Perth music scene. Formed in 2005, the band is renowned for its captivating live performances, which are marked by slick presentation and raw energy. Along with Adam (Vocals/Trumpet) it features some of Western Australia’s finest musicians.
The Playboys have been a hit at major festivals and events around Australia such as; the Narooma Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW), Wintersun (Qld), Melbourne Lindy Exchange (Vic), Alice Springs Cup Ball (NT), Fairbridge Folk Fest, Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl and Blues at Bridgetown (WA). In 2013 Adam and the band toured Europe including Blue Note (Osnabruck, Germany) and Vienna Blues Spring (Austria).
Thursday, 6 March 7.30pm - James Flynn
Over the last decade, James Flynn has established himself as one of the top male vocalist on the Australian jazz scene. Trained as an actor, with experience touring throughout Britain, James Flynn lifts the bar for jazz vocalizing in Australia. He has developed a versatile career as an actor, singer, director and writer. His work has taken him to Europe, America, Asia and throughout Australia. He has recorded eight CDs and has been the support artist for the late, great, Ray Charles, James Morrison, Tommy Emanuel & Demis Roussos.
Joining tonight is the cream of Perth's jazz musicians,
Don Gomes - Piano, Adam Springhetti - Bass & Bronton Ainsworth - Drums
Come along for a swinging night of Standards. For lovers of great music and entertainment.
Friday, 7 March 5.15pm - Hans Fiance - Solo Acoustic
Performing as a singer, guitarist, keyboard player and bass player in many popular venues both in Perth and overseas over the past 10 years, Hans Fiance has been heavily influenced by artists such as James Brown, Prince, Sting and Stevie Wonder since childhood and is highly sought after by bands in Perth because of his versatility as a vocalist and multi- instrumentalist.
Friday, 7 March 8.45pm- Just For The Night - Neo Soul
Just For The Night is a 4-piece Neo-Soul Band. Singer Katherine Curnow executes a defined performance whilst the band utilizes sampled hip hop, dance and funk drum kits under smoothsynthesizer sounds. The band, consisting of vocals, sampled drum pad, sythesizers and electric bass culminate a selection of R&B, Pop and Neo Soul music in their performances.
Saturday, 8 Mar 6.00pm - Bernadine (SOLO)
This talented singer/songwriter lives and breathes music. Learning the piano from a young age, before taking to the guitar, Bernardine performed in the Classical Guitar Ensemble at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts before moving to Melbourne.
Living in Melbourne, Bernardine found her voice while busking the streets, returning to Perth to play regularly at some of Perth's iconic pubs and open mic nights.
Bernardine's soulful voice can fill a room with warmth on the coldest of days, her musical talent to envy, from the acoustic guitar to the grandest of pianos, each song a gift from the musical heavens.
Saturday, 8 Mar 9.00pm - Astrid Ripepi - R&B/Neo Soul (QUARTET)
Peter Forgus/Callum Morrison/Owen Evans/Astrid Ripepi.
Astrid Ripepi is a soulful pianist, singer & songwriter. Astrid’s interest towards music started at the early age of 3 as her mother heard Astrid “pling plonging” on the keys of the piano before she could even see them. Astrid's fascination for the piano and love for music led Astrid to pursue her passion at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts majoring in piano.