FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 PLAYING TIMES / SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 PLAYING TIMES

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, CapitolHolmes & Co, Wesley Church, Lucy’s Love Shack and Cheeky Sparrow, and Northbridge centered venues The BirdNevermind SmallclubJack Rabbit SlimsBadlands, 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.

2019 ARTISTS

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

Noah Dillon

FLEWNT

DUENDE INDALO

Aarin Fraser

Abbe May

Fields

Adrian Dzvuke

Born in Zimbabwe, Adrian moved to Australia aged 12 where (in the finest R&B tradition) he began his music career singing and playing drums in church. Fast forward a few years, and inspired by the likes of Drake, Wizkid and Childish Gambino, Adrian started to write and produce his own tracks.

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.

All This Filth

To the uninitiated, All This Filth are a Metal band from Perth, Western Australia. They blend many different Metal and heavy sub genres including Groove Metal, Thrash, Hardcore, Death Metal, Industrial Metal and even hints of Sludge and Nu-Metal to create a unique blend of aggressive fury. Strongly influenced by bands such as Fear Factory, Chimaira and Sepultura, the essence of what metal really means is expressed sonically through the crushing riffs, solid drums and ballsy bass, while being dynamically shaped with electronic keys and audio samples.

Alter Boy

EMBR

Brayden Sibbald

Ashlea Reale and the Outlaws

Reale’s stories of murder, mystery and plight bring to life haunting stories of Australia’s darker colonial past. Add in to the mix the eerie ghost folk guitar licks of Marlie Wanseth and you’ll discover the captivating, contagious and foot stomping performance everybody’s been talking about.

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.

Boox Kid

Formed in early 2018, Perth based singer songwriter, producer Jarred Wall is a proud Ngoongar man of the Wardandi Bibbulmun tribe of South West W.A. A beat creator delivering unheard melodies, harmonies, unique instrumentation and with a live show to complement.

Butter

Smooth and tangy to the taste, six piece group from perth Butter are a concoction of genres churned with the love of soul, jazz and 90’s hip-hop. With a range of influence from King Krule, MF DOOM & BADBADNOTGOOD, the group have been cutting their teeth on the Perth gig circuit since mid-2018; a relatively short time to have made such a strong impression. The Butter is spreading and punters are flocking to catch their electric live show, a dark blend of “boom-bap drums, synths, subtle guitar work, and slinky bass… bolstered by classically jazzy trumpet melodies and vocalist Lachy’s unique and distinct half-sung/half-rapped delivery.

Children of the Tide

Children Of The Tide, forged amidst the creative turbulence of Gascoyne In May, Western Australia, exemplify progression and synergy that ebbs and flows from the wide musical backgrounds of the 2 founding members: Daz, of hip-hop Aussie royalty act Downsyde and the prodigious talent of South Australian James Abberley’s captivating weaving of blues n’ roots and alternative sounds. Various guest appearances perform on stage with the lads, depending on where they are playing and the various musical backgrounds and styles are merged seamlessly in this talented collective. Crafted songwriting and evocative musical storytelling is contributed from all members and tangible to audiences.
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.

Claudie Joy

Duck Teeth

Duck Teeth are Perth’s newest ~Pizza Rock~ four piece, so far spending their time writing a heap of music, eating pizza, sharing memes and wondering if the little ridges on a ducks bill are in fact teeth.

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.

Fraeya

‘Fraeya’ is a four piece band from Perth, Western Australia. Intertwining solo singer songwriter with a heavy alt rock back up from the band, the music rises and falls around Fraeya’s soft lyrics, emphasising and drowning out different elements of the songs.

Electric State

Ella Munro

Ella Munro is a grunge folk artist from Perth testing the boundaries of political, social and controversial songwriting.

Dulcie

Formed in mid-2018, Dulcie are a 4-piece indie-pop girl band from Perth, Western Australia. Their mesmerising harmonies, smooth melodic layers, beautiful arrangements and driving rhythms set the foundation for the creation of songs like ‘Fall’, their debut single released in January 2019 and their second single ‘Own Ground’. Ashleigh Carr-White (keys and vocals), Saskia Brittain (guitar and vocals), Timieka Denton (bass and vocals) and Madison Hanley (drums) collaborate to write songs performed by any of the three vocalists. Dulcie have found fast success in the Perth music scene gigging heavily and supporting acts such as Mosquito Coast, Spacey Jane, Winterbourne, Demon Days, Riley Pearce and Great Gable, who they supported on their 2019 ‘Cool Mind Blue’ national tour.

Pastel Suburbs

Grace Barbé

Grace Barbe hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colourful history of slavery, pirates, coups d’etat and coconuts have produced a unique Kreol rhythm, language and culture.
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.

Ghost Care

Founded by lead singer Beau Torrance in 2018, Perth indie-rock outfit Ghost Care is complete with drummer Luke Del Fante and Bassist Tanaya Harper. Described by Sasha Cambrie from Scenstr as “infectious, light and fun loving in style yet intricate and thoughtful”. Their style and sound have elements of The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and Cloud Control. Contagious hooks are perfectly matched with gritty guitar and solid, versatile grooves.

Homebrand

Located in the northern suburbs of Perth, WA, Daryl, Billy, Alex & Oliver are Homebrand.

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.

Illyria

Illyria is an Australian post-black/progressive metal band formed in 2015. Their goal is to capture on the gracious melodies and pulsating rhythms of their hybrid genre whilst promoting the accessibility of post-black metal to new listeners around the world. The band has shared the stage with a diverse range of artists such as Alcest, Ne Obliviscaris, Plini, Caligula’s Horse, Make Them Suffer and Lindsay Schoolcraft.

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.

Injured Ninja

INJURED NINJA are an Australian avant-garde experimental rock group that formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2007. Its members are Steven Aaron Hughes, Dominic Pearce, Jake Steele and Matthew Bairstow.

Jacob Diamond

Alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond sings bold songs about love and death. After years in Perth’s songwriting underground, Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer-songwriters in the west, furnished with huge melodies and incisive lyrics. His intricate, genre-bent bangers take all the best bits from boxes of 60’s compilation CDs, memories of a crowded Catholic childhood, Les Miserables and one reckless detour into jazz-study. Well short of being as confused as it sounds, his work has earned him first prize in The Big Splash band competition, WAM awards for best folk act (2015) and best male vocalist (2016), the acclaimed release of EPs Chum (2015) and Um (2017) and national tours and supports. Jacob’s debut album ‘Goodbye Gondwana’ was released in 2018.

Karin Page

“Rootsy grooves with a dusty twang”

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.

Last Lions

Lucas Jones

Lucas Jones is a folk singer/songwriter from Perth

Lucy Peach

Lucy Peach is a folk singer from Fremantle, WA. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, her menstrual cycle and her convict ancestors, she has released two EPs: ‘Wax and Wane’ (2011) and ‘Silver Tongue’ (2016) and is mid way through recording her debut album ‘Blood Magic.’ Performing with an award winning band (Tara John – keys and vocals, Luke Dux – guitar, John Brown – bass and Daniel Harrison – drums), as a duo or playing solo with a 1950’s 4 string tenor guitar – Peach’s songwriting and live presence have won the approval of fellow musicians and industry alike. Sharing stages in Australia and overseas with the eclectic likes of Tim Finn, The Waifs, Mama Kin, The Cat Empire, Boy and Bear, Xavier Rudd and All Our Exes Live in Texas – confirms this local darling as a world class act to be reckoned with.

New Nausea

No Nomad

Phoneline Valentine

Physical Release

Psychonaut

Refractory Road

Riley Pearce

Salary

Tanaya Harper

Tanya Ransom

The Bradley Hall Band

The Mascara Snakes

Tracey Barnett

Triangle Fight

Web Rumors

Roda Perez

Your Girl Pho

Kol Nafshi

Worlds Apart

Mariah and Josh

457

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Break Time

Chloe Keyt

Clauds

Club Sentimental

Conform

Cooper Cooper

Daybreak

Death By Denim

Demon Days

Detour

Hyclass

Downsyde

Freakvibe

Furchick

Gap Year

Gazey

Grunge Barbie

Honestly

Idle Eyes

Jane Jaya

MISS GENIUS

FLOSSY

Big Orange

Frazer Devine

Jaycee

LALA

Intrusion

MALi JO$E

Muscle Club

Matty T Wall

Medicaine

Pear Top Shorts

PTMC

Sarmec

No Future

BEXX

Priscilla

Racka Chachi

Ruby Boots

Sugar Wood

Shadow

Farraday's Cage

Smol Fish

Sophia Lewis

The Little Lord Street Band

Superego

Super Highway

Supernaked

Synken

Tempest Rising

The Hunting Birds

Tom Fisher and The Layabouts

The Wilds

Skull Cave

Tone Youth

TRISK

Trolley Boy

Violet Orange

Turnstyle

Ursula

Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment

WYN

The Younglings

Yann Vissac

Yomi Ship