For the past two years, I've made the journey to Perth in November to be a part of Wamfest, which showcases multiple acts across three days of performance, with inner city venues hosting the event.
WAM is WA's leading music body supporting the development of the contemporary music industry.
In 2019, after Grand Casual performed, the three of us wandered into the Mustang Bar in Northbridge.
A five-piece band by the name Savanah and The Strays was firing up, and man were they fun.
Its super energetic sound, combining elements of rock and roll, folk, blues and country, was well-matched by a strong stage presence and soulful frontwoman in Savanah.
I couldn't help to think to myself that these guys would do bloody well in regional WA, and I set about making that a reality.
The band's latest album 'Salt of The Earth' was released on Saturday, June 15, and can be streamed at Spotify. Savanah and the Strays are set to perform at The Pier Hotel on Saturday, August 10, from 8.30pm, with support from cracking local act Carpark Social.
Paul and Dan recently expanding the line-up to include Jon Carlson on drums and Scott on bass.
If you're interested in a night of dancing and Hi Jinx, make your way to The Pier Hotel on Saturday, August 10.
The Cannery Arts Centre open mics have been an absolute treat this winter, with performers young and old enjoying taking the stage in front of a supportive and jovial crowd and our third of 'The Winter Series' falls on Friday, August 9.
The event is $5 entry, with attendees welcome to BYO drinks and nibbles.
Thanks again to the Rotary Club of Esperance Bay for its support.
Our third edition of Club 75 for Winter 2019 falls on Friday, August 23, at The Cannery Arts Centre.
We have another fantastic line-up of local artists, including Rachel Vibart, Demi Vandenberghe, Josh Thomas and Pete McMahon and Dave Vooght. Victorian two-piece 'Sunday Lemonade' will also bring its sumptuous acoustic sounds to The Cannery on its WA tour.
These guys have some sensational videos on their Facebook account, be sure to check them out.
On top of a great line-up we have the intimacy of The Cannery Lounge Bar, coupled with gozlemes by Livvy at Rolled With Love and the Cannery Bar up and running for tasty beverages.
Tickets are $15 for Members and $17.50 for Non-members and can be found at www.canneryartscentre.com.au.