Perth’s premium live music showcase is back for your monthly dose of entertainment this September! Featuring a quality roundup of all local, original live music, FEASTER #5 will be held at the Fly’s Victoria (Main) Hall Saturday 30th September 2017. Proudly presented by The Fly By Night Club and Toward Music.
FEASTER is Perth’s newest state-of-the-art original live music showcase. It features the finest selection of local musicians and bands each month. This collaboration between the Fly By Night and Toward Music comes in an effort to support, nurture and grow the creative opportunities for local artists.
What Does FEASTER #5 Sound Like?
The Midnight Mules: The Midnight Mules are an Australian indie-rock outfit from Perth. ‘The Mules’ as they are affectionately named by their fans, formed when Tom Mantle (vocals/guitar) met Chris Rowe (vocals/guitar) and Matt Revil (drum) in primary school back in 1995. Tom, Matt and Chris played together and with other bands until finally forming The Midnight Mules as a serious project in 2011.
After years of gigging and honing their insane onstage energy, the boys released their first EP in 2013. The record, First World Problems, shows their sound change from Brit-pop to a harder edge, with clear comparisons between Two Door Cinema Club and Last Dinosaurs. The Mules also released their current EP Still Here which showcases them in their purest, but not yet final form. Now, they’ve cemented themselves as one of Perth’s main-stay-acts. Always bringing powerful on stage energy to all of their shows and playing with bands such as Rag N’ Bone, Lacey, Tired Lion & You Got A Radio (JAP).
Beautiful Cartel (solo): Glen Herbert is an eclectic musician who created the act Beautiful Cartel. Overlapping genres to play unique original music, Herbert explores a variety of styles to craft something truly spectacular. The versatility of this man is to be truly experienced through his exceptional live music performances.
Tom King Band: Replete with soaring choruses and intricate chord progressions, Tom King’s music is a fizzing, melodic cocktail of 70s rock and modern folk pop echoing Nilsson, Neil Finn and Elliot Smith. He is best known for his work with Apollo Million and is now striking out on his own, releasing his debut EP and treating audiences to his tune-smithery and banter at spots around WA with an all star band of Perth’s top musicians.
The Murderbirds: What started for vocalist/guitarist, Matthew Pratt over a decade ago as a predilection for The HorrorPops – featuring husband and wife, Kim Nekroman and Patricia Day – saw him dig deeper into the world of punk influence to discover the impressive catalogue of Danish psychobilly legends, Nekromantix, fronted by vocalist/coffin-bassist, Nekroman.
“The realisation that it was more than just punk led to a massive fascination with rockabilly as well,” Pratt recalls. “Researching and listening to it was like travelling through time from now to the ‘50s. Amazing!”
With other influences such as Wanda Jackson, Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis coming into play, and more of a tailored vision in mind for a new band, Pratt formed The Murderbirds, with Cale Blythe (bass/vocals) and Rhys Carroll (drums/vocals). The trio took a more ‘songwriterly’ approach to the material they would write, perform and record. The Muderbirds’ debut EP Karma Crow was released in 2016.
Jeeper: With the goal of bringing audiences songs they can dance too, sing and feel in their hearts, Jeeper are a freshly formed band that have been working hard to capture audiences attention with their high energy live show. With a love for classic rock bands of the past and modern alt pop, Jeeper will deliver punchy guitar driven songs with vicious vocals, held up by a blood bound rhythm section more solid than a rock, you will be pinned in your place from the first notes. Pressure from fans wanting a release have Jeeper planning to record and release by the end of 2017.
Jeeper are Willow Fearns (guitar/vocals), Zach Burt (guitar/vocals), James Geany (bass) and Matt Geany (drums).
Apollo’s Son: Rockin’ the suburbs since 2013, Apollo’s Son was originally started as a recording project by frontman Beau Jones. Drawing inspiration from the likes of The Prodigy, The Flaming Lips, Pink Floyd, The Cure and Portishead, the project quickly eventuated into a full band; playing their first show in late 2014. Today, Apollo’s Son continue to experiment with multiple sounds to create a unique mix of atmospheric rock that grabs its audience, hook, line and sinker. The band have previously been involved with The Big Splash and are currently knuckled down in the studio with big plans on the horizon.
Apollo’s Son are: Beau Jones (guitar/vocals), Willow Fearns (guitar), Javan Gorham (bass/synth), Andy Griffiths (drums) and Chris Young (keys/synth).
Saturday 30th August: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle | Main Hall
6pm-12pm | $15 on door | Happy Hour 5-6pm | Event details here.