Port’s best from Trea­sures chest

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music - By JESSICA NICO

SOME of the big­gest names in lo­cal mu­sic will be bring­ing ac­tion back to Fre­man­tle’s best un­der­used venues in next month’s Hid­den Trea­sures win­ter mu­sic fes­ti­val.

It does not mat­ter what the weather is like out­side, the in­side of the Buf­falo Club, Navy Club, Na­tional Ho­tel and PS Art Space will be heat­ing up as some of the best lo­cal bands and solo artists hit the stage ev­ery Thurs­day night in July.

As well as tra­di­tional sets from acts like Cus­tom Royal, Hideous Sun De­mon, Methyl Ethyl and Shameem Ta­her­iLee, PS Art Space will be bring­ing a dif­fer­ent kind of mu­sic ap­pre­ci­a­tion af­ter as­sem­bling five dis­tinct and pro­gres­sive pro­grams, each look­ing into dif­fer­ent themes like hip-hop, psych-rock and tribal techno.

Also new on the bill for 2015 is the Irish Mu­sic Jam Ses­sion at the Na­tional Ho­tel.

Held ev­ery week dur­ing the fes­ti­val, mu­si­cian David Hyams said an Irish mu­sic ses­sion was usu­ally an in­for­mal gath­er­ing of mu­si­cians who came to­gether to play a bit of tra­di­tional Irish mu­sic.

“At least six play­ers will turn up each night and play around a ta­ble in an in­for­mal style, and it’s likely there will be oth­ers who join in,” he said.

“It’s not re­ally a show so much but about the at­mos­phere; you’ll mostly hear some lively tunes played by some great mu­si­cians and it’s a great way to warm up for the other events the fes­ti­val will be of­fer­ing each Thurs­day.

“I’ve been in­volved with Hid­den Trea­sures a few times now in dif­fer­ent ca­pac­i­ties, the fes­ti­val al­ways has some great ideas and great acts and I love see­ing some of the clubs and venues around High Street come alive.”

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Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d439172

Steve Barnes, Rob Zielin­ski, David Hyams, Tom Wal­wyn and Donough O'Dono­van.

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