Serene scenes at UWA concert
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.”
Musicians Davey Craddock, Timothy Nelson and Felicity Groom.