Serene scenes at UWA con­cert

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Crad­dock, Pick­ett, Luke Dux (gui­tar), Mo Wilson (pi­ano) and Pete Stone (bass).

Fans will be able to ex­pe­ri­ence a very spe­cial per­for­mance by the band in Jan­uary when they play at Hush: An Evening of Quiet Mu­sic at St George’s Col­lege Din­ing Hall, UWA.

Part of the Fringe World 2015 pro­gram, the two-evening con­cert se­ries was first pre­sented in 2012 and is a con­cept by Crad­dock and mu­si­cian friend Stacy Gougoulis.

“When you start out play­ing in pubs, you’re drowned out by the noise and have to learn how to cut through the chat­ter,” Crad­dock said.

“It’s also hard for those want­ing to lis­ten, so we de­cided to cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment which was great for the au­di­ence and the per­former.

“We pick a beau­ti­ful build­ing with a great sound and this year we’re scal­ing back the ca­pac­ity to about 150 peo­ple per per­for­mance.”

Hush: An Evening of Quiet Mu­sic will fea­ture Abbe May, Mathas, Odette Mercy and Davey Crad­dock and the Spec­ta­cles on Jan­uary 30, with San Cisco, Felic­ity Groom, Ti­mothy Nel­son and The Wilds on Fe­bru­ary 6.

“Stacy and I met up in a café a cou­ple of months ago and wrote down our dream list of artists, in terms of af­ford­abil­ity and avail­abil­ity and no one said no, which is fan­tas­tic,” Crad­dock said.

“We keep it to all WA artists and we just went out and asked them all. Some are friends, which helps, so we just ex­plained the con­cept to them, and ev­ery­one wanted to be a part of it.

“We wanted the line-up to be quite broad, so tried to get all ends of the spec­trum.”

Crad­dock said one of the main au­di­ence re­sponses to the Hush per­for­mances was how much peo­ple loved lis­ten­ing to the lyrics.

“Quite of­ten dur­ing the hum and hub­bub of a gig, you can’t al­ways hear the lyrics, so to be able to follow that through the whole four­minute song can be rare,” he said.

“If there’re only 150 peo­ple in the room, which is dead silent, you can just con­nect with them, look­ing them in the eye and hear­ing them breathe.”


Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d430714

Mu­si­cians Davey Crad­dock, Ti­mothy Nel­son and Felic­ity Groom.

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