Lamonts Bishop House


One of our highlights of this year’s Fringe Festival – a sundowner show performed by the wonderfully talented Cathrine Summers – was held in the Garden Lounge at Bishops House. This is almost like a modern amphitheatre surrounded on three sides by ...

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European Cotton Club


The hit of the 2015 Fringe is being reprised this year at Midlandia with Cathrine Summers and her brilliant backing band performing a mix of Jazz Age standards, a few more modern tunes and interspersed with songs from the soundtrack of the Great ...

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Frankly Hank


Now this was an interesting Fringe show….it was only later that I noticed the admonition “not for the easily offended” and thus it proved! In the dimly lit and moody environs of the Ellington Jazz Club, Jens Radda, in the persona of Hank ...

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Summer Groove Sundowner


Another of the Fringe shows – this time in the courtyard grounds of Lamonts Bishops House, surrounded by towering concrete and glass buildings creating modern amphitheatre – where Cathrine Summers entertained a capacity crowd with an enthralling and ...

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Sweet Dreams


“I’m Annie Lennox”: with these words the audience in the Spiegeltent was introduced to one of the best shows of the Fringe. Michael Griffiths, Adelaide based cabaret singer, and WAAPA graduate, sitting behind an electric piano, on a simply lit stage, ...

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The King and Me


While Australia’s most recognized bogan was being crowned with a cricketing award in Melbourne, the real Dave Warner, and WA Living Treasure, was tearing up the Shambles at the Fringe Festival in Perth. His hit show from last year, a little ...

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Last night, in the gaudy opulence of De Parel Spiegeltent, the Darling Buds of May, fronted by Jessie Gordon, put on a highly charged performance channelling the songs of chanteuse Peggy Lee. From her early days with Benny Goodman, through ...

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2015 – The year that was…


Well the year is almost at an end – so a little about what it brought seems warranted. As those who know me will attest I am quite a cultured chap so I will start with cultural highlights of 2015 and of which two stand out. First and foremost the ...

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Raising Riesling 2015


The annual celebration of the Great Southern Wine Producers Association promoting their wonderful Riesling was held on Sunday 6 December at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Lady FWO and I were kindly invited by the Association to attend – thanks to ...

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Raising Riesling – 2015


Around this time last year we went along to one of the best wine tasting events experienced – organised by the Great Southern Wine Producers Association (GSWPA) it is a celebration of the Queen of Grapes, Riesling. Now Australia is blessed by ...

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