The Odd Fellow in Fremantle is set to host an all new showcase of some of Perth’s best blues, folk, rock and funk artists this Friday, May 18. A Celebration of Indie Music is headlined by famed world music party starters Bambuseae Rhythm Section (pictured above) accompanied by the folk-pop of multi-instrumentalist Tashi and the melodic blues sounds of Kat Wilson. The line-up was crafted by local musician Natalie Carmody with a welcoming blend of diverse acts set to deliver everything from beautiful songwriting, to exceptional musicianship and of course, lots of dancing. BRAYDEN EDWARDS got the word on why this one this is worth getting down to the basement for.
What was the idea of this show and how is it different from other shows we might be used to?
I thought a celebration of indie music showcasing Perth acts would be a good place to start. All three of these acts have a distinctive style, and it’s a night for people who enjoy singer-songwriters and beautiful lyrics but also those who enjoy instrumental music that makes you marvel and dance. All of these acts exude (that) and overlap each other in those qualities. It will be a slow burn kinda show finishing with lots of dancing!
This idea came out of a WAM meeting I attended for women in music and there was an opportunity to encourage more women in music promotion around Perth. My friends there were like, “you kinda already do this Nat…” so I thought I would give it a go! This is my first promo gig for other musicians and is also something that I would like to go to and I’m sure others will too! If you haven’t seen these acts play before this gig is a great chance to see them all in one hit.
What were you looking for in the acts to play on the night?
I was looking for indie acts in Perth and Fremantle that had a good following with a global appeal. Two of these are acts are from female fronted bands too.
What can you tell us about each of the acts we can catch on the night?
Kat Wilson from Perth band, Kat Wilson Trio, will perform solo opening up the night with her bluesy style and melodic guitar. Kat Wilson Trio have recently launched their EP We Are Bored and their song Ghost was shortlisted for WAM Song of the Year in the blues and roots category!
Prolific Fremantle songstress Tashi will feature her multi-instrumentalist skills and uplifting folk pop tunes. Her debut EP Gratitude was released in 2014 and was welcomed with rave reviews! This lady really does it all.
Fremantle faves and musical mavericks The Bambuseae Rhythm Section weave together rhythm and blues, funk and worldly psychedelia. The band released their EP Shake! just last year and their motto is “The People Must Dance!” It’s hard to argue with that!