Hot line-up to entertain Open Day crowds

June 30, 2010

Five of the hottest acts on the Perth music scene will play a free gig at Murdoch University this August.

The concert is part of the University’s Open Day on Sunday August 22 and the line-up has been put together by Sunset Events, organisers of leading WA live music events including the Southbound and West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festivals.

The Murdoch event will feature:

Described as a towering inferno of rock‘n’roll soul-fire, the Novocaines’ music blends crunchy Detroit rock with English Punk. With a ferocious and unruly live set, they are well known for their energetic stage antics.  This year they supported Them Crooked Vultures at Challenge Stadium and played at The Perth Big Day Out.

Felicity Groom is a singer songwriter from the west coast of Australia, playing a kind of dark folk music heavily inspired by blokes like Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen; and ladies like Kate Bush, Francois Hardy and Melanie. For the last two years running the band have won the West Australian Music Industry (WAMI) Award for Best Indie Pop Act.  2010 sees the release of Felicity’s long awaited debut album.

This Perth pop rockers’ band combine onstage antics, catchy pop riffs, sugary all-girl vocal harmonies with ‘80s electronica.  They launched their debut album YES in 2009 and this year played Southbound and Laneway Festivals.

Featuring energetic and original blues/rock sound, this band were the winners of Best Newcomer at the 2010 WAMI awards.  They performed at this year’s Southbound and West Coast Blues and Roots Festivals and will release an album later this year.

Referred to as pop darlings, Jill Chrisp and Perrin Date provide the rich harmonies that flow seamlessly over a variety of music genres. Bass player Bex Chilcott and drummer Mat Marsh complete the group.  Goodnight Tiger were featured at this year’s Southbound Festival as well as last year’s West Coast Blues and Roots and One Movement.

The University’s Open Your Mind Day is a community event that provides the chance to find out more about studying at Murdoch and about the many exciting projects taking place on campus.

The campus will be alive with information on courses, rides, food stalls, competitions, fun hands-on activities and a chance to view the new Student Centre in Bush Court.

Visitors will be encouraged to take part in the many activities around campus highlighting facilities, courses and expertise in the University.

The Open Day runs from 10am to 4pm on Sunday August 22.

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