Monday, July 22, 2013

This week at The Ellington

Head on down to Perth's favourite live music for another fantastic week of music. Kicking off this evening with Song Lounge featuring some wonderful loczl talent. Tuesday we welcome back Chris Greive from Scotland for a special one off show. Wednesday sees the fabulous WAAPA Music theatre students and Thursday we welcome back Prita for a great show following her relocation to Berlin. The weekend features a great new show from James Flynn and Chelsea Gibson entitled "Gotta be Gatsby". The name says it all so head down for all things 1920's this weekend. Another very special feature is the start of the run of shows on Sunday from "A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN".

MONDAY 7.00pm Song Lounge

Presented by North Street Music, Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. Featuring Room for Reason, Steve Hensby, Matt Allen and Shameem.Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 7.00pm Chris Greive (UK) Quintet

Since moving to Edinburgh in 2000, trombonist Chris Greive has worked extensively throughout the UK & Europe as professional musician, educator & soloist. Having been the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra lead trombonist for over 10yrs Chris has graced the stage with legends such as; John Scofield, Dave Liebman, Kurt Elling (also as arranger) & Randy Brecker among many others. Greives abilities across a number of styles have ensured a varied & exciting output. His time in Perth during 2013 will see collaborations with the best of Perth's globetrotting musicians who are old friends & constant inspirations – Jamie Oehlers on saxophones, Tal Cohen on piano, Peter Jeavons on bass and Ben Vanderwal on drums. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm WAAPA Musical Theatre 3rd Year Students Review 

The 2013 graduating Music Theatre students from WAAPA present an intimate night of showtunes, smooth jazz and popular music. Grab a cocktail and settle in at the Ellington Jazz Club to see these 17 young artists perform their favourite solo numbers and exciting group pieces. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door

The Night Cap Sessions where a late night jazz duo will woo you with the finest jazz music, tasty and elegant Ellington food, quality beverages and intimately friendly service for you and your friends to enjoy late into the evening. No table reservations - first in best dressed. Be part of the nightcap scene at The Ellington Jazz Club where it’s not just warm, it’s hot. 

THURSDAY 7.00pm Prita (GERMANY) with Lucy Peach

‘Oh what a Voice!’.. (British Urban Review) ‘Impressive..’ Over the past year Prita has been making a name for herself on the distant shores of Deutschland, basing herself in Berlin and touring extensively throughout Europe. She now has her sights set on even bigger and more wonderful things. Leaving her beloved hometown in Western Australia little over a year ago to pursue her dream of singing and performing in Europe, she has proved that you really can make dreams come true with a little passion, determination and a big open heart. Prita’s impressive soulful voice coupled with her unique use of the loop pedal over simple guitar, beats and melodies has enchanted audiences all over Europe. A little different from other singer songwriters, Prita creates something magical, with her sunny personality radiating an atmosphere where you feel both at home and like you have been whisked away on a journey with her. ‘like watching open heart surgery’.. ‘ charming the audience’.. ‘touched my heart’.. ‘wunderschurnstimme’.Telling stories of her journeys and travels interwoven with her beautiful and touching songs, this is one night not to be missed! Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 10.30pm Night Cap Sessions - 5 dollars entry at the door

FRIDAY 7.00pm James Flynn and Chelsea Gibson - Gotta Be Gatsby

As the Gatsby phenomenon takes grip with the success of Leos new movie audiences have been re introduced to the fabulous music  of the 'Roaring twenties' with jazz giants such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway & Louis Prima. Join James & Chelsea for a fun 'Speakeasy' style event celebrating this era for an evening jam packed with wonderful music, laughter and great entertainment. Featuring: 'Minnie the moocher', 'Now you has jazz', 'just a gigolo', 'Ain't misbehavin', 'Makin Whoopee' and many more classics songs and tunes of that period. Audience members are encouraged to dress 'Gatsby style' (not essential though , entirely up to you) Prizes will be presented over the weekend. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 10.30pm The Spread featuring Sam Nafie

Now from the grunts and screams of ole Papa James to the sophisticated textures and colours of Donny and Stevie, Sam Nafie has got it down in the realms of funk, blues, and all things soul! His raw and organic tone, along with technical chops and finesse, has made him one of this town’s most distinct vocalists. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm James Flynn and Chelsea Gibson - Gotta Be Gatsby

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 10.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Dd Soul will be gracing the Ellington stage once again playing a combination of R&B, Pop, funk, Blues tunes. Fronting Dd Soul will be Chelsea Cullen, a Talented up and coming vocalist. Come down and enjoy the fine drinks and food menu the Ellington has to offer, Along with some entertaining music and great vibes, it will be a great night out!!!Vocals – Chelsea Cullen with Jamie Hall, Keys – Norberto Flamenco, Guitar - Owen Hopwood, Bass – Dario Jiritano, Drums – Daine Spowart, Trumpet – Sam Timmerman, Tenor Sax – Amy Salter and Alto Sax – Tom Greble. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm A Saucy Little Secret Set to Scandalise Perth AGAIN

HMS PopUp Productions’ A Saucy Little Secret, is a masterful piece of cabaret theatre by Melanie Bainbridge, following the lives of five strong women whose music and attitudes influenced the development of modern blues, queer lifestyle and racial tolerance. Famous not only for their music, but also for their progressive and alternative attitudes to sexuality, race issues and relationships, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Ethel Waters and Alberta Hunter, all broke into the music scene through the buffet flats and rent houses of Harlem, but rose to be successful and wealthy recording artists in their own right. Five of Australia’s premier jazz, soul and blues musicians and tremendous actors come together to share their untold stories. Di Shaw, Libby Hammer, Ofa Fotu (aka Odette Mercy), Natalie Gillespie and Harry Deluxe set the stage on fire in this sexy, sassy show. Magnus Danger Magnus is delicious as the devilish MC. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 29th July 7.00pm Chamber Jam

Chamber Jam @ The Ellington is a night of chamber music in Perth like no other.  Join some of Australia’s leading musicians in three outstanding ensembles performing in one of Perth’s most intimate live music venues. Featuring Cathie Travers with guest artist Stewart Greenhill, Mathew Laurenson and Black Diamond Trio - tango argentine. Click here for tickets

Coming Soon:

July 28 - August 11 A Saucy Little Secret 
August 23 & 24 Alison Wedding (NYC)
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