Perth has an immense wealth of musical talent to draw on, and it simply wouldn’t be Hullabaloo without a weekend jam-packed full of bands to swing out to! Check out the fine ensembles who will be throwing it all down.
Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys are somewhat of an institution of the Perth swing music scene. The band is renowned for its captivating live performances, which are marked by slick presentation and raw energy. They’ve toured with legendary US Rhythm & Blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely and played shows with legends Syl Johnson and Betty Harris. They’ve build up a steady following performing regularly throughout Europe and Asia since 2013, and were recently invited to play at the Singapore Jazz Festival.
Catch the VPs at the Mustang on Friday to start the weekend off with a bang.
Assemble a bunch of Perth’s best and brightest jazz musicians on a stage, add some sass and plenty of humour and you get the Perth Cabaret Collective. Winners of Best Cabaret at Fringeworld 2018 and lead by the marvellous Jess Herbert, the Collective plays a wide range of swing favourites from the likes of Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. PCC will not only have you racing for the floor but will put on a show like no other!
PCC will be setting the tone at the Hullabaloo Ball on Saturday.
KALAMUNDA YOUTH SWING BAND (KYSB)
KYSB are a wonderful group of young musicians performing big band music from the 1930’s to the present day. Their repertoire is extensive and features music as played by Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and many others of the era, as well as arrangements written specially for the band. A firm favourite in the Perth lindy hop scene.
KYSB will be bringing the swing to the Hullabaloo Hop on Sunday.
Joining KYSB on Sunday will be the incredible Libby Hammer. Libby is a jazz singer with talents that know no bounds. She can sing, dance, juggle, act, clown and make a mean cup of tea, all at the same time. She is Perth’s own resident jazz diva and a multiple WAMI award winner who has been bringing her engaging and affable style of jazz to the Perth music scene for more than twenty years.
Jessie Gordon – jazz singer, blues dancer, lover of music, purveyor of fine cheeses, and winner of the Fringeworld 2018 Music Award. Perth’s sassiest songstress with a passion for all things swing is back for Hullabaloo 2018, and this year she has assembled some of her most talented friends to accompany her. We can’t say too much, but this is a gig you don’t want to miss.
Come close out the weekend with Jessie Gordon & Friends at The Last Hurrah on Monday night.
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