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Fridays@Hidden will showcase great local talent in an alternative live music venue more usually found in the inner city hubs.
Hidden in Kelmscott will be transformed for three nights during the Armadale Arts Festival to play host to great local original bands and musicians that know how to get the room pumping.
On the Festival’s opening night, Friday 11 May, Indie Rock will take centre stage with acoustic artist Tim Roose, popular local bands The Skeleton Collective and Hibiscus, as well as emerging band James Dylan & The Sandmen.
On Friday 18 May the vibe will be taken up a notch with a focus on Hip Hop. Tobias, Ruben Proud, Mysc and Selekt Few will take the centre stage with some special guests making a surprise appearance on the night!
The final night of music at Hidden Coffee will see some alternative and electronic music from industrial to shoegaze. Axolotl, MotET and Yomi Ship will feature.
Be there early to secure a great spot and enjoy a bevvy or two before the show begins. Meals will also be available, doors open at 6.30pm.
The great local acts featured during this event were booked by KJ Entertainment and Teenage Colour Inc.
A special thank you to the community members on the working party that drove this program; Dylan Monk, Katherine John and Meg Travers; and also to Hidden Coffee for hosting this project.
Please note this is an 18+ event, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets available through the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre.
Born and raised in Perth. “With help from friends I’ve been able to chase my dream, I was able to release my second Ep ‘Up From Here’ in June last year and lucky enough to collaborate and release a third ‘Darker Days’ in December with Tonsu. I am now months away from my next release and collaboration with my father. Also working with a trio for my next endeavour.” Influences include John Mayer, Kings of Leon, and Angus & Julia Stone.
The Skelton Collective
Perth’s newest original indie-pop sensation. Lower your smartphones and get ready for this new sound sensation of The Skelton Collective. This funky and fun piano driven alt-indie pop band are a freshly formed culmination of over fifty years collective musical experience. With the dynamic duo Craig and Deb Skelton rocking keyboard and bass, alongside their protégée progeny Dan Skelton on drums and Jess Skelton on saxophone and lead vocals, this group is ready to take center stage. The Skelton Collective – Resistance is Futile!
In February of 2016, schoolmates Hayden Atterton (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and James Pratley (lead guitar/backing vocals) formed an Indie-Rock band in their hometown Perth, Australia. Their debut single, Wish Away (a song that was written entirely over a 40 minute phone call) proved to be a successful start for them, making the top 10 in WA’s “Top 20 Songs” (89.7fm). In July of 2017, Michael Hilliard (bass guitar) and Leo Kenneth Downsborough (drums) were officially welcomed to the line-up. Their musical style is a mixture of upbeat indie rock grooves, driven guitar riffs, dirty instrumental breaks and catchy, singable vocal melodies layered in cohesive harmony. The principal songwriters, Hayden Atterton and James Pratley, aim to achieve such an appealing sound by mixing the ideas of their influences—Hayden leans more towards British Indie sounds such as Oasis, The Stone Roses and The La’s while James favours the more alternative, heavier tones of Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters. This perspective is again highlighted in their latest track, ‘Magnify the Seizure’, which clearly references a tasty mixture of ideas respectively. An EP has been forecasted for early 2018, allowing the band to fully show off their diverse song writing ability and define their sound to an even greater extent.
James Dylan & The Sadmen
James Dylan & The Sadmen is the solo studio project of singer, songwriter, and producer James Dylan. While Dylan is usually the principal songwriter in his other projects (such as WAM Song of the Year-nominated band, The Methamphetaqueens), Sadmen’s debut album the first project he’s entirely written and performed (except for percussion) by himself; it’s called I Get It, and he’s very proud of it. On this album, Dylan delivers a slew of colourful pop bangers, fusing classic rock tropes with a modern edge and noisy yet slick production. Creatively Dylan draws from a wide array of influences, ranging from The Flaming Lips, to Kanye West, to Lady Gaga. Stylistically he references bands such as Silverchair, The Strokes, and The Killers – “the classic rock bands of my generation”, as he describes them. Backed by a formidable live band, James Dylan & The Sadmen have been hard at work hitting the clubs and bars of Perth, spreading the sad but catchy word to the people.