One of the world’s largest celebrations of local original music, WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, returns in November for another multi-day feast of non-stop live music. WAM are excited to reveal the programming team-ups and first batch of over one-hundred artists to feature at this year’s festival.
Spanning across two dates, the free-entry festival features a carefully curated line-up of Western Australia’s most exciting, diverse and progressive contemporary original musicians. Showcasing out of venues and outdoor stages in the city hub and Northbridge, the two-day event invites the public and Industry representatives to explore, discover and celebrate the talent born from our West Australian home.
WAMFest is proud to be working alongside city hub venues The Sewing Room, Amplifier, Capitol, Holmes & Co, Wesley Church, Lucy’s Love Shack and Cheeky Sparrow, and Northbridge centered venues The Bird, Nevermind Smallclub, Jack Rabbit Slims, Badlands, Hen House Live, James Street Bar and The Boston. Perth Cultural Centre, State Theatre Courtyard and Northbridge Piazza will play home to outdoor and all-ages stages providing a space for all members of the community.
WAMFEST PRESENTED BY ACT-BELONG-COMMIT ~ FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
457 (World Jazz) | Abbe May | All this Filth | Ashlea Reale and the Outlaws | AURA | Bradley Hall Band | Children Of The Tide | DUENDE INDALO | Electric State | EMBR | Illyria | Karin Page | Kol Nafshi | LALA | Lucy Peach | Maria & Josh | Matty T Wall | Psychonaut | Refractory Road | Ruby Boots | Salary | Synken | Tanya Ransom | Tempest Rising | The Bridges Band | The Little Lord St Band | Tom Fisher & the Layabouts | TRISK | Turnstyle | Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment | WYN | Yann Vissac
WAMFEST PRESENTED BY ACT-BELONG-COMMIT ~ SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
Aarin Fraser | Adrian Dzvuke | Alter Boy | Bexx | Big Orange | Boox Kid | Brayden Sibbald | Break Time | Butter |Chloe Keyt | Claudie Joy | Clauds | Club Sentimental | Conform | Cooper Cooper b2b Omette Coolman | Daybreak | Death by Denim | Demon Days | Detour | Dodge City boys | Downsyde | Duck Teeth | Dulcie | Ella Munro | Farraday’s Cage | Fields | Flewnt | Flossy | Fraeya | Freak Vibe | Furchick | Gap Year | Gazey | Ghost Care | Grace Barbe | Grunge Barbie | Henry Skeen | Homebrand | Honestly | Hyclass | Idle Eyes | Injured Ninja | Intrusion | Jacey & The Quavers | Jack Davies & the Bush Chooks | Jacob Diamond | Jane Jaya B2b Frazer Devine | Jaycee | Justin Pilkington & A Few Simple Rules | Last Lions | Lucas Jones | MALi JO$E | Medicaine | Miss Genius | Muscle Club | New Nausea | No Future | No Nomad | Noah Dillon | Paranoias | Pastel Suburbs | Pear Top Shorts | Pestis Cultus | Phoneline Valentine | Physical Release | Primary Collective | Priscilla | PTMC | Racka Chachi | Riley Pearce | Roda Perez | Rok Riley | Sarmec | Self Harm | Shadow | Shangrila | Shy Time | Skullcave | Smol Fish | Sophia Lewis | Sugarwood | Superego | Superhighway | Supernaked | T.Sherry | Tanaya Harper | The Hunting Birds | The Mascara Snakes | The Wilds | The Younglings | Tone Youth | Tracey Barnett | Triangle Fight | Trolley Boy | Ursula | Violet Orange | Web Rumors | Worlds Apart | Yomi Ship | Your Girl Pho
A natural and energetic performer, the next move was to form a band with a couple of friends and make inroads in to the live scene. It was only around a year ago that he started performing regularly around his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, as well as releasing tracks online to major acclaim.
Equally at home onstage with his band or in the studio, his soulful mixture of R&B and Afrobeats has been gaining fans at every show and with every release.
Captivating audiences with her charming stories of local outlaws, Reale’s songwriting style displays her ability to combine humour with the heartfelt through clever melodic devices. Having performed in the Australian folk music scene since 2014, Reale has since been collecting festival performances under her belt including folk music festivals Australia wide and internationally.
From the well crafted lyrics to catchy melodies and even their curious stage presence, this gang are the Reale deal.
The lads are all ocean lovers, hence the name. They’re fond of thinking their powerful musical sound has a voluminous saturation about it… like being swept under waves and tuning in to natural forces beyond your control. They’re regularly touring Western Australia and performing far and wide. In between gigs they can be found recording in Dave’s studio in Margaret River. A sterling performance in front of a huge crowd at Nannup Festival, plus a support gig for The Waifs in Exmouth, were two recent highlights in what has been a huge 2019 for Children Of The Tide as they create a name for themselves on the touring circuit and Australian music.
Despite having only been active for a short time, Duck Teeth have already racked up supports alongside the likes of Sly Withers and The Floors.
Current and former Tired Lion members Matt Tanner, Nick Vasey and Ethan Darnell along with Candy Guts front-man Troy Stockley re-joined with familiar creative force Dave Parkin to record the track at Blackbird studios. Drawing inspiration from acts such as Cloud Nothings, Wavves, Pixies and The Breeders; “Boring” delivers a high energy, fast paced indie-rock sonic feast ready for the devouring… kind of like solo-chowing-down on a family size pizza or two in a single sitting, only without the regret.
Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of the islands, Grace’s music fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop.
In performance the trio conjures a bewilderingly huge sound – Grace sings over her own complex polyrhythmic bass lines to Mauritian drummer Hardy Perrine’s authentic island grooves while guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro – guitar sorcery.
In late 2018 the band released their WAM Award nominated 3rd single ‘Blue’ which saw them land in at number 2 on the triple J unearthed indie charts.
The band has returned with their 2019 release titled The Carpathian Summit. The album continues from their 2016 self-titled album (Illyria) with 11 new tracks adding on to their repertoire of diverse styles and symbolic motifs. They have released two music videos/singles from the album, ‘Wilderness’ and ‘Kenopsia.’ Wilderness was featured on the Spotify editorial playlists, ‘Black & Dark Metal’ and ‘New Metal Tracks.’ Kenopsia received extensive radio play on Triple J Home and Hosed/Unearthed in Australia.
With a musical style that effortlessly blends sounds of blues, roots, folk and Alt-country, acclaimed singer songwriter Karin Page takes inspiration for her song writing from everything around her. Karin’s music crosses many genres. The evolution of her music – featuring authentic lyrics and melodies – has led Karin to the unique space she finds herself in today; being herself, and being content with that.