Sunday Music 2023 – 2024 MEDIA Release
Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music program announced: a diverse lineup championing emerging artists
This year marks 50 years of the Fremantle Arts Centre and over 40 years of their iconic Sunday Music offering. To celebrate, they have announced a diverse and memorable lineup, ranging from visionary electro pop, indie rock and psychedelic funk to soulful jazz offerings.
Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’s beloved free weekly summer concert series, held in the lush greenery of the front garden. Returning for the season on Sunday October 1st the epic seven-month season will present the best in local and nationally touring musicians, with a particular emphasis on emerging talent.
Fremantle Arts Centre Acting-Director Olwyn Williams said, “Sunday Music has been part of Fremantle Arts Centre’s history since 1981 when it was originally known as Courtyard Music. Since then it has evolved into one of the most anticipated ongoing events in the local music calendar, showcasing a diverse range of musicians and acts. In this, our 50th Anniversary Year, we are pleased to offer a greater breadth of talent than ever before, giving our visitors a really exciting showcase every Sunday.”
Just a selection of highlights for this year include emotionally charged alt-pop outfit Joan & The Giants, recent winners of 3x WA Music Awards including ‘Song Of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Indigenous’. The band has been described as “Poignant, heartfelt, and achingly raw” and have embarked on multiple sold out WA tours in the last few years.
Freo favourites gypsy ska band The Witchy Djypsies, hailing from Witchcliffe in the Southwest will perform on the 8th October. The high energy, eclectic international 7-piece incorporates their musical backgrounds from France, Guadeloupe, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Australia and are known to “cast a musical spell on their audience.”
Also from regional WA is Sash Seabourne, who will take to the stage on the 25th February with his rousing acoustic act. A recent WAM Award winner and Top 10 finalist on Australian Idol, Seaborne is a fast-rising folk artist who combines intricate compositions with bare-face lyricism. Another emerging regional artist is Alexia Parenzee of Geraldton who plays on 14th January. Combining lush soul vocals and finger-picking grooves, Alexia’s soulful acoustic act is smooth and striking, exploring stories of connection and identity.
Playing at the Arts Centres 50th Anniversary celebrations on 26th November is Hector Morlet, described by Rolling Stone as “a swooning crooner whose groovy and textured indie pop faintly recalls Unknown Mortal Orchestra.” The producer and multi-instrumentalist will share his groovy, retro-infused beats alongside alt-pop artist Ella Therese who performs earlier in the day.
The lineup also features some interstate offerings, with Turpentine Babycino who will share their loud rock and punk 90’s sounds on 18th February. Hailing from Newcastle, the high energy band has two successful Australian tours under their belt, with their debut single placed no.1 on the Newcastle Live Radio Countdown 2022.
Sunday Music runs 1 October 2023 to 17 March 2024 from 2pm – 4pm in the Front Garden at Fremantle Arts Centre. For the full line-up and more information please head to fac.org.au
|1st Oct||Anna Schneider||smol fish|
|8th Oct||Steve Hensby Band||The Witchy Djypsies|
|15th Oct||Jocelyn’s Baby||Dolce Blue|
|22nd Oct||The Psychotic Reactions||Sprinter|
|29th Oct||Skyuka||Bad Weather|
|5th Nov||Rein Mali||Drea|
|12th Nov||VERONIKKA||Sgt. Hulka|
|19th Nov||Gemma Farrell Quintet||Kombi-A Train|
|26th Nov||Ella Therese||Hector Morlet|
|10th Dec||The Stamps||Have A Good Day|
|17th Dec||Stacey Ann||Joan & The Giants|
|7th Jan||Sophian||Bad Boogey|
|14th Jan||Holly Norman||Alexia Parenzee|
|21st Jan||Coco Elise||LUCI|
|4th Feb||KLAUDE||Boox Kid|
|11th Feb||Myths||Humble Armada|
|18th Feb||Lo||Turpentine Babycino|
|25th Feb||Cecilia||Sash Seabourne|
|10th Mar||Tina Zando and The Situation||Echo Omen|
|17th Mar||Angie Colman||King Ibis|