frusic feature: crown & sceptre hotel

The Crown & Sceptre Hotel has been hosting live music for a very long time, according to the staff, “before the dark times, before Bieber. Probably during the 1970s.”

A hundred years before that, it was billed as “the only iconic South CBD Hotel” (note – it is still called this!), when built in 1877 where […]

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frusic feature: songs of neil young

We love a good reprise! And a good dose of Neil Young.

Luckily, the team behind ‘Helpless – The Songs of Neil Young’ returns after a successful 2015 season with a show filled with even more classic songs.

The good folks behind ‘Elastico’, a full-service music, arts and cultural promotions agency based here in Adelaide, are the […]

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frusic feature: acoustic africa

‘Mama Jambo’. Such fun words to say. The quirky warehouse cafe / music venue in the West End offers “tasty meals sourced from local produce with an African twist”, in which case it seems the ideal place for the Fringe show ‘Acoustic Africa’!

Presented by Moore Black Music, the uplifting show is a mix of original […]

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frusic feature: songs in key of tom waits

The Wheaty and Waits – now that’s a good combination!

So are the artists involved in bringing their Fringe show to the Thebarton venue, “Beautiful Blue – Songs in the Key of Tom Waits”, including Nigel Wearne (VIC), Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, Jed Rowe (VIC), Astro Cobalt “and a few surprises!”

This is no mere tribute […]

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frusic feature: me n me mates

In a big coup for local trio Me ‘N’ Me Mates, they’ve got Aussie legend Ted Egan on board for their shows at Fringe – hot on the tail of their performances together at Tamworth earlier this year.

Winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Tamworth Country Music Awards, Ted has spent nearly fifty […]

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frusic feature: crown & anchor hotel

The Crown and Anchor Hotel is ideally placed for Fringe madness, in the heart of the East End and mere steps away from the ‘hubs’. But it also holds its own throughout the year as one of Adelaide’s best and popular live music venues, a reputation it has earned over 2 decades of hosting hot […]

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frusic feature: guitar multiverse

Guitarist Declan Zapala is having a good year.

2016 has seen him perform along side guitar legend John Williams at London’s Bush Hall, and saw the release of his debut album ‘Awakenings’ (String Theory Records UK) at the coveted Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room.

He’s now in Adelaide after selling out Fringe’s cousin in Edinburgh, and he […]

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frusic feature: oriental flair

Tucked away behind the Town Hall is a charming little venue that plays host to The Garage International’s series of Fringe shows.

Top of our list is “Oriental Flair”, performed by The School of Chinese Music, and led by outstanding eastern harp player, Zhao Liang. ‘Zhao’ rhymes with ‘WOW’, and when you see her play, you’ll […]

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frusic feature: heartache & drum breaks

Not only has the captivating sound and visual experience that is Heartache & Drum Breaks wowed Fringe audiences – it’s obviously wowed the Fringe Awards panel too as it took home a Highly Commended Weekly Award.

Tim Whitt’s world is one of weird and wonderful pop culture, and the 50 min show features him live mixing […]

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frusic feature: grace emily hotel

Ahhhh, The Grace. This beloved hotel in the West End is an oasis of live music, great beer, fun crowds and no pretension.

The Grace Emily Hotel has been active in the Adelaide Fringe for 10 years roughly, with steady growth in shows and audience. The last 5 years have grown in particular, with 2016 hosting […]

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frusic feature: kirbanu

After taking Europe by storm in 2015, Adelaide born artist Kirbanu is back down under to release her 2016 album Drifting and to perform at the Fringe. Kirbanu collects stories, weaving them into engaging songs that are brimming with heart and soul – then shares them at over 100 live shows per year throughout Australia […]

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frusic feature: the jade

What you need to know about The Jade: it’s amazing!  (Actually, you knew that already…)

Nestled nicely into a 150 year old heritage building, it is a performance space, bar & cafe, and has one of the most gorgeous ‘beer gardens’ in town. It also has a packed Fringe program, with plenty of music still on […]

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frusic feature: phia

Living in Berlin for 4 years sounds pretty darn good… Melbourne born artist PHIA thinks so, and is finally returning to Oz for some shows after writing and performing all over Europe.

In Adelaide for the Fringe, she has several shows at the Grace Emily, where she’ll rock the yellow walls (a shade of “Hawaiian sunset”, […]

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frusic feature: arkaba

Fringin’ in the ‘burbs? You need to head to the “Top of the Ark.”  At only 5 minutes from the CBD, The Arkaba Hotel  a convenient eastern mini ‘hub’ for the festival. Bonus: free parking and all day dining til 10pm!

This Fringe season the towering venue showcases a wide variety of music from Neil Diamond to […]

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frusic feature: dave sattout

Singer/songwriter, Guitarist, percussionist, composer, advertiser, lawyer, drinker, ranter. Quite a lot of titles for one man, but Dave Sattout handles them all with deftness.

The Sydney based muso journeys west for Adelaide Fringe, bringing along his dextrous guitar playing and wrily observational lyrics for some solo shows upstairs at the ‘Sceptre.

The shows are in support of […]

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frusic feature: rachael leahcar

For her first ever Fringe show, Adelaide vocalist Racheal Leahcar brings the best of her collection to the Salisbury Secret Garden along with good mate Kylie Brice. It’s also a day before The Voice finalist’s 22nd birthday!

A legally blind singer/songwriter, Rachael is a classical / contemporary crossover able to sing in English, French, Italian and […]

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frusic feature: jive

Jive is a west end institution, and a home for live music since 2003.

Originally opened as a Gentlemen’s Club called The Baygonue in the late 1950s, the building was also well known as La Belle in the ’70s. It was very popular as Toucan Tou in the ’80s, and had many other incarnations in between.

Having […]

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frusic feature: tripfest

Another fest within the fest! South Australia gets its first Psychedelic/Stoner Festival this year with ‘TripFest’ at The Gov, Sat 27 Feb.

Brought to you by Gravy Train Promotions, it boasts a lineup of some of our best loved psychedelic acts in the scene, including The Dunes, Velvet Moth, Vic Conrad & The First Third, St […]

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frusic feature: fiddle chicks

In one of the most unusual settings for a Fringe performance, you’ll find The Fiddle Chicks at the Adelaide Planetarium for their show “Don’t Worry About Brucie”.

The gals have played there before a few times, where their virtuosity and a starry sky go down a treat.

This time they transport you to a “Nautical Time Capsule” […]

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frusic feature: folk sessions

“One show only!” Now that better motivate you to get on over to Fringetix quicksmart.

Folk Sessions with Luke Marshall & Luke Hueppauff is bound to be a delightful and intimate performance at the Grace Emily Hotel, featuring original songs about “love, loss, journeys and change.”

Perhaps a lot like this one?

Taking inspiration from such artists as […]

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frusic feature: the port rocks

It’s a Fest within a Festival. “The Port Rocks” is on the last Sunday in February in Port Adelaide, bringing you live music in heritage pubs AND a dolphin sanctuary cruise!!

On 28 February, the Port has it all. It’s got Rockabilly, it’s got Rock ‘n’ Roll, it’s got Indie Rock, it’s got Folk.

Pub crawlers will […]

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frusic feature: the marina

“Yacht Rock.” Yes, it is a thing. A popular thing… the Fringe show featuring this ‘genre’ of music has a reputation for selling out!

A creation of Adelaide’s indie act Doctor DeSoto, frontman Mikey Green confesses their show “The Marina – A Smooth Cruisin’ Yacht Rock Experience” is “easily the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever done. […]

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frusic feature: counterpoint

 “Counterpoint” is the latest creation from the musician / visual artist collective, “We As Art, We As Artists”, who have been coming up with unique presentations for Fringe since 2012.

Sparked by an idea from Adelaide singer/songwriter Mary Webb, she put together a team of talented artists to transform original songs – initially written as solo […]

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frusic feature: wheatsheaf

If you’re a fan of quality music with a leaning towards alt. country, indie folk, singer/songwriter, acoustic, and a touch of indie rock, chances are you’ve been to The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton.

Just outside the CBD, “The Wheaty” is a no nonsense yet classy pub, run with heart and soul. “Simple” is their motto, though […]

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frusic feature: la boheme

From a tobacconist to the home of cabaret, La Boheme has a long history in Grote Street. Charles Edward Tunney’s tobacco store nearly had an 100 year run, starting in 1910 and enduring as a family business right up until 2004. In 2005 it opened by the Boylon brothers as a “Bohemian style Cocktail and […]

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frusic feature: mercenary promotions

Want punk rock? Mercenary Promotions have you covered in the Adelaide Fringe with multi-band shows of local lineups, including an all ages show at the Duke of York.

This gig will be the first ever Fringe Fest appearance by indie rock funksters Six-1-Six, along with Truthside, Perdition, Bolidan and Black Chrome.

 

AND it features British-born punk rock […]

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frusic feature: boomstars 4kids

Adelaide Fringe has something for everyone, and the music program* hasn’t forgotten the youngest fans out there – Boomstars have a funky and fun interactive show for young families that will give the Wiggles a run (or wiggle?) for their money!

Last year the four singer / dancers delighted kids in the Garden, so this year, […]

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frusic feature: matthew fagan

“Lord of the Strings”.  Admit it – it had you at the title!

This is indeed an apt description of Matthew Fagan’s “ultimate multi-instrumental show”, as the consumate entertainer sets his talents to a handmade 10 String Spanish Guitar, Celtic Steel String Guitar, Godin Nylon Synth Guitar, Electric Guitars, Maton Tenor Ukulele and the banjo.

The latter […]

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frusic feature: louis donnarumma

UPDATE!  All 3 official Fringe dates for this show have sold out – BUT – Louis has added a 4th Show on 6th March due to popular demand! Details on the Facebook Event >

He’s only 19, but Louis Donnarumma has the goods when it comes to presenting an homage to Jeff Buckley. He’s also racked […]

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frusic feature: singing gallery

Aficionados of acoustic music will be familiar with The Singing Gallery in McLaren Vale. The former Congregational Church on the Fleurieu Peninsula was purchased by folk singer  Dave Clark & his friend Jim Fletcher in 1992, and it has spent the years fostering local music and a community of avid gig-goers in this unique, intimate […]

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frusic feature: kylie brice

It’s a tried and true tradition for bands – launch a new release as part of the official Fringe music program. It works! And it’s good fun.

Kylie Brice and band are taking up the opportunity, with new EP “Broken and Beautiful” to make its debut at the Salisbury Institute as part of the Salisbury Secret […]

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frusic feature: rob pippan

Rob Pippan should just set up camp at The GC (aka The German Club) during Fringe. The inexhaustable guitarist and music director has a whopping 9 shows at the venue for the “In Concert Series – Icons and Tributes.”  Note – that’s 9 different SHOWS, not counting multiple performances of a few of them. !!

The […]

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frusic feature: ed castle

Did you know the Edinburgh Castle was the 1st in SA to get a publican’s license, way back in 1837? It first opened as Guthrie’s Hotel in honour of owner George Guthrie and in 1839 became the Edinburgh Castle Inn, before changing to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel in 1881.

With over 10 years as an […]

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frusic feature: fowler’s live

Photo by Helen Page

For a building that started out in 1905 as a flour factory, Fowler’s Live has come a long way as one of Adelaide’s classic live music venues.

Taking its name from D and J Fowler’s early enterprise, the venue also has a history as a home for the Fringe Festival itself back in the […]

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frusic feature: swing through ’30s + ’40s

Thinking Swing? Your mind will turn to Ella, Billie, Benny, Glenn, Cab and more. They all get a tip of the hat in a show that reminisces about the time when the roaring twenties gave way to the smooth, sophisticated jazz of the ’30s and ’40s.

In the aptly titled show (“Swing”) and capable hands of […]

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frusic feature: sing easy with brian gilbertson

Enjoy a Fringe show and learn some handy vocal techniques at the same time. Win-win.

“1 Way To Sing Easy 2”, features an instrument we all have, and vocalist Brian Gilbertson can do anything with it.

His impressive CV includes a history of training performers to make the most of their vocal chords in opera, cabaret, rock […]

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frusic feature: bonnie lee galea

What’s better than one show during the Fringe? Two different shows!

Adelaide singer Bonnie Lee Galea will have her hands full as she takes on some of the great classics in her shows “Bessie * Billie * Dinah” and “You Must Remember This.”

 

Three nights will find her at the Tin Cat Cafe, delving into the darker side […]

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frusic feature: the producers hotel

The Producers hotel sure has a long history – originally established as the Woodman Inn way back in 1839. These days it’s a versatile live music venue that caters to a variety of crowds, genres and events.

On Thursday evenings, it is home to Open Grave Records’ CACTUS, a live folk music night featuring contrasting lineups […]

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frusic feature: music of joni mitchell

Four Adelaide musicians band together to create a special evening in some of SA’s best live music venues for “A Case of You: The Music of Joni Mitchell.”

Deborah Brennan, Liam Garcia-Hardman, Max Ziliotto and Louis Cann have all studied music and/or performed together, and now they’ve carefully crafted a show that showcases why Joni Mitchell […]

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frusic feature: get intimate with juno

Once again The Bluebee Room plays host to an all ages show – something truly welcome in any music town! Known for giving many a band their start, having a supporting atmosphere and attentive audience, and being an all-round welcoming place, The Bluebee Room is the perfect spot for Juno’s 2016 Adelaide Fringe show, “Get […]

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