Without doubt, the six-piece was the funkiest of the night, as they shook their rhythm and removed the blues from the revellers. Initially, this writer felt he crashed into the wonderment of New Orleans.” - Sheldon Ang

Around The Sound


Previous events


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Two Dogs Laughing, 4 Stack Street, Fremantle

You are invited to Sunflow for a very groovy Sunday sundowner. An evening of soulful music and mouth-watering latin food in the courtyard of Two Dogs Laughing nestled in the heart of the Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter. Enjoy a few beverages as you are rocked to the uplifting sounds of local bands The Bambuseae Rhythm Section and Black Robin with Funk/Afro-House DJ sets by Lady Angie to keep you moving as the sun goes down and into the evening.

Sunday April 10th 4pm - 9pm No BYO Proof of vax required Limited tickets available $20 entry Food and Drinks available at the venue

Bambuseae TBRS are a Retro-Futuristic PsychFunk & Cinematic Disco 6 piece hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia. With a dash of Blues Rock lyricism and attitude to boot this charismatic gang of carousers have only one thing in mind; dancing your worries into oblivion. Black Robin His music revolves around the pureness of the landscapes, characters, and rawness of what he was exposed to being raised in a place as wildly beautiful as the Chatham Islands. A wild & raw energy, showered with sole and honesty.

$20 entry

Opal Ocean Show with Special Guest Ben Catley & Bambuseae Rhythm Section Since the very beginning, every step that the duo of Alex Champ & Nadav Tabak have taken with their Prog/Acoustic Flamenco Rock music as Opal Ocean, has been a massive leap forward in their evolution & career. With their incredible dedication to their craft, Opal Ocean has managed to beat all of the odds, rising from what were once humble street buskers with big dreams, to playing stages found all over the world. With the release of their title-track as the lead-single, in addition to the follow-up of “Polycephaly” featuring an assist from the legendary Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, Opal Ocean have ensured that the excitement surrounding their music is fully justified by maximizing their own potential in a powerful lineup of ambitious songs that plays with the genuine X-factor of a pure sonic force to be reckoned with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ1eHtdVQPQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WY5S3mDtsY

THE PEOPLE MUST DANCE Start 2022 the right way Friday January 21st at The Aardvark, Fremantle. 8-LATE The Bambuseae Rhythm Section invite you to celebrate the release of their debut EP titled Heliostepper. An expansive and exploratory dive into the mysteries of Space and Love. With a night of fantastic live and local music. Joined by the ever effervescent Beleza Samba crew led by none other than nationally acclaimed percussionist Michael Boase. Be compelled to move to the hypnotic beat of this formidable force of dance. Then be transported into the lofty realms of luscious electro-pop by Boox Kid in band form with heart felt story teller Jared Wall at the helm. Weaving soothing evocative vocals, dreamy synth-pop overtones and grounded grooves to create not just a performance but an immersive and etherial musical experience to sweep you off your feet. We will then be reaching the peak of the crescendo as Bambuseae take the stage with their hard hitting party set in celebration of the release of the Heliostepper EP. A blend of some of their new and seasoned dance tracks. It’s no secret that everyone has deserved the right to dance off the dust of 2021 and Bambuseae would love to do it with you at this very special occasion. Presale - $15+bf Tix on the door $20 Presale link will be uploaded very soon! Music from 8-LATE, bring all yer mates.

Pre-sale $15+bf Door sales $20

SAVE THE DATE Karnidale 2022 is happening over the weekend of Friday 14 and Saturday 15th January in Karridale, Margaret River. An incredible festival of circus, music, comedy and cabaret.

Tickets on sale now for the 14th and 15th January. 2 days of Circus shows, magic shows,kids shows, late night adult shows,circus workshops,market stalls, food stalls, bars and so so much live music and Dj's too. All taking place on the wonderland of the purpose built festival site down in Karridale. And we even have Free camping.

Bambuseae Christmas Party

Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle , 51 Cantonment Street , Fremantle

Let the yule tide festivities begin this year with the Bambuseae Christmas Party at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle. Let the silly season settle in with warm and bright local music by The Bambuseae Rhythm Section along with other very special musical helpers. This will be no silent night indeed and you can most certainly expect dancer and prancer to be present. So crack out the eggnog and tell all your friends, St. Nick’s coming to town cuz it’s Christmas time again. Bam!

“Hometown heroes Eurogliders return to Perth for first time in 30 years”! The EUROGLIDERS story began in 1981, in Perth, Australia……the most isolated city in the world. Within a decade of forming, EUROGLIDERS had recorded four albums, enjoyed a multitude of chart topping singles and been awarded a swag of awards from around the globe, for both music and video. We look forward to welcoming them back to their home soil. they will be joined by special guests Bambuseae Rhythm Section


Prepare to burrow underground at Fremantle's The Aardvark, in September to blow out the Winter cobwebs and be immersed by a deluge of song singin', bootay shaking, live music indulgence! Get ready to dance out your demons and celebrate the release of Bambuseae's fourth single release 'Blue June' alongside King Blue, Sgt. Hulka and Tashi bringing vibes higher than a kite in a spaceship.

TBRS are a 6 piece Retro-Futuristic PsychFunk & Cinematic Disco band hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia. With a dash of Blues Rock lyricism and attitude to boot this charismatic gang of carousers have only one thing in mind; dancing your worries into oblivion. Get those trumpet's goin' because TBRS's motto is "The People Must Dance" and dance you must! With the huge success of their recently released single 'Games', King Blue have been honing their own exciting brand of indie pop since forming in high school and bonding over a shared passion for music. The band burst onto the Perth scene with an energetic live show and an impressive collection of ear worms, creating an undeniable buzz about their music. This band will go to far and wide places for sure! We dare you to try and stay still when sassy singer songwriter and pianist extraordinaire Sgt. Hulka hits the stage! With unforgettably melodic crescendos and vocal harmonies for days Kirsty Hulka is a charismatic performer who holds an audience in the palm of her hand. She can have you bursting out laughing or crying into your beer. Her fingers effortlessly glide across the ivories while her vocals belt and soar above her amazing band. Multi-instrumentalist Tashi has a natural aptitude for warming the stage and a knack for reading the room, always choosing the right songs to mesmerise the crowd with her unique, powerful voice and playing style. Don't miss out on this all star party line-up, LIVE! at The Aardvark. TICKETS: $15+BF pre sale & $20 on the door

Online presale $15+BF or $20 on the door

Nukara Music Festival

Nukara Farm, 115 Nanson-Howatharra Road, NANSON WA 6532

The Nukara Music Festival takes place in a natural amphitheater setting surrounded by towering River Red Gums. Set in a unique bush setting on Nukara Farm in the scenic Chapman Valley, this boutique music festival has been successfully running and growing for the past fourteen years.

Nukara comes alive the third weekend in March every year with the festival attracting local and international blues, roots and folk artists performing on two big staged areas. With the addition of unveiling local talented musicians guests will come alive with 8 hours of music under a billion stars.

Come and join us for a weekend of awesome music, great vibes and groove the night away.


Indian Ocean Hotel, 23 - 27 Hasting Street , Scarborough

Six-piece psych-funk act The Bambuseae Rhythm Section, Ghanaian influenced afro-beat royalty The Noble Kings along with Irish-born Celtic folk driven singer/songwriter Fieldsy take over the The Indian Ocean Hotel for a melting pot sure to whip any punter up into a frenzy of high energy dance vibes. This musical line-up will bring trumpet, guitars, keys, violin, drums and congas to the start dance floor, having you shake that ass before the first song is even finished! With attitude to boot, this charismatic line up has only one thing on their mind - creating a space for you to dance your sorrows into oblivion and set you up ready and roaring for the weekend ahead. This will be Bambuseae's last metro show for a few months as they head into song writing hibernation for the winter. So don't miss out!! Pre-sale $15 / Door $20. The Indian Ocean Hotel is a cashless venue and ID is essential on entry as Scantek is in operation. Bring your best dancing legs and party hats because The People Must Dance!

$15 online $20 at the door

Fairbridge Festival

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Fairbridge Village

Fairbridge Festival is one of Australia’s most loved, family-friendly music and camping festivals. Held since 1992, it is a place of wonder and magic, with inspiration and delight for all ages at every turn.

Whalebone Brewing and WAM are stoked to present the Bambuseae Rhythm Section from Freo featuring their unique Retro-Futuristic PsychFunk & Cinematic Disco with a dash of Blues Rock infused lyricism. TBRS's musical line-up is on top of the musical game. Consisting of guitars, vocals, keys, violin, trumpet, bass and drums and having performed alongside acts such as The Waifs, The Cat Empire, Diesel, The Original Chicago Blues All Stars and Dan Sultan. Be prepared to sweat out your demons and dance yourself into oblivion while you celebrate the kickoff to the 2021 Ningaloo Whaleshark Season support from Michael Triscari who takes the stage at 6:45pm

Presale now on: https://tktrev.com/WaifsMundPresale General On-Sale: 9am WST Thursday, 26th November WA’s much loved homegrown exports The Waifs return home for some special shows this summer. The original road warriors, The Waifs have built a career out of continually circling Australia and the globe. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 years reuniting with old friends and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures. Three years on from celebrating their 25th anniversary and their #1 ARIA chart topping album Ironbark, Donna Simpson, Vikki Thorn and Josh Cunningham (with ever faithful and long-standing rhythm section of David Ross Macdonald and Ben Franz on board as usual) continue to share their folk-infused, feel good sounds with adoring, now multi generation audiences. With Special Guests The Bambuseae Rhythm Section


Bambuseae & Friends

Milk Bar, 981 Beaufort St , Inglewood

As local carousers and party animals TBRS begin their 4th revolution around the sun they show no signs of slowing down their funk fuelled adventures while visiting this part of the solar system. With their unique blend of deep Retro-Futuristic grooves, cinematic Disco and Blues-Rock infused lyricism they will make you feel grounded to the earth yet connected to the universal expanse around you, both in your mind and on the dance floor. A visceral experience not to be missed. Joined by good friends: Skyuka, who is the ethereal stage persona of Perth singer/producer Vanessa Raspa. Heralded as a captivating performer, Skyuka’s lyrics are melancholic set against a musical backdrop of electronic pop, hip-hop grooves, trap and dirty synth synth sounds. With equal parts of pure lyrical fire, hypnotic vibrato and bold vulnerability this highly acclaimed performer can disarm even the hardest of hearts. And Crucial Rockers, WA's premiere Reggae, Dancehall, Ska and Rocksteady band lead by none other than local musical royalty Grace Barbé and Jamie Searle. Prepare to dance because from the very first beat it is most evident that this refined group of talented musicians are serious in sharing their passion for celebrating true and undiluted Reggae-centric riddims. FRI JAN 29TH Doors from 8pm TICKETS $15 AVAILABLE FROM www.milkbarperth.com.au


13th Annual FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE New Years Day Concert

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Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

After an arduous year that included COVID, bushfires, shutdowns, lockdowns, climate records, border closures, travel restrictions and social distancing we’ve all come to realise that what we can truly rely on is our people, our tribe, our friends, our families, our communities and our neighbourhoods. It is the little real things that bring warmth and make us feel good.

So what better way to start 2021, a year that almost defines hope, than with the sweetest little annual New Years Day gathering on earth, right here at Fremantle Arts Centre.

The legendary annual New Year’s Day concert is one of those reliable and perfectly timed moments to help you start the year with the warmth of the sunshine, music and friends on the grass at the best venue in town.

To help you do that in 2021 it’s a heart-warming and diverse combination of our finest exports of premium reggae, soul, art-pop, funk, afro and world music.


As always – being January 1 it is 100% guaranteed to be the best show of the year so far!

From $34.70


The Bambuseae Rhythm Section



(pronounced Bam-Boo-See-Ay)

TBRS are a Retro-Futuristic PsychFunk & Cinematic Disco 6 piece hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia. With a dash of Blues Rock lyricism and attitude to boot this charismatic gang of carousers have only one thing in mind; dancing your worries into oblivion.

Armed with their motto "The People Must Dance” this energetic act is true to their word. Stirring up the local music scene with their upbeat and memorable live shows.

The Bambuseae Rhythm Section's musical line-up is on top of the musical game. Consisting of guitars, vocals, keys, violin, trumpet, bass and drums, each of the band's members hold their own musical accolades within the Western Australian and Australian music scene.

They have previously performed at some of Western Australia’s premier festivals and events such as Nannup Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Western Australian Circus Festival, Joondalup Festival, Falls Festival, Fairbridge Festival and Fremantle Folk Festival in addition to having performed alongside acts such as The Waifs, The Cat Empire, Diesel, The Original Chicago Blues All Stars and Dan Sultan.

Be prepared to sweat out your demons.


Check out TBRS here:


https://open.spotify.com/artist/03TGqB3OAcs1tHjbgKBSc9? si=NnG4-H8IRFqpuPZNzrjdkw

Instagram: @thebambuseaerhythmsection




https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCucgWzsvOvdMsSUDzBtipCg


or simply search #thepeoplemustdance






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