Fremantle Arts Centre New Years Day concert returns for 2019

Jon Fernandes (Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics), Cameron Charles (Bambuseae Rhythm Section), Odette Mercy (Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics), Matt McGlynn (Grievous Body Clam), Alex Reid (Grievous Body Clam) and Mat Cheeky (Sunshine Brothers) will be performing at the Fremantle Arts Centre New Years concert. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d489662 communitypix.com.au.
Jon Fernandes (Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics), Cameron Charles (Bambuseae Rhythm Section), Odette Mercy (Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics), Matt McGlynn (Grievous Body Clam), Alex Reid (Grievous Body Clam) and Mat Cheeky (Sunshine Brothers) will be performing at the Fremantle Arts Centre New Years concert. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d489662 communitypix.com.au.

LOCAL musicians will dominate the set list at the Fremantle Arts Centre’s annual new year’s day concert.

The day will feature all different styles of music including reggae, soul, funk, afro, jazz and world rhythms.

Odette Mercy and the Soul Atomics front woman Odette Mercy said amazing people came to the new year’s day event.

“It has all ages, all backgrounds, all there for a good time,” she said.

“Some are recovering from the events of the night before and for some this is the time to bring their family along and hang out in a cool space.”

Mercy said there was a long standing history of having amazing artists play at the gig.

“We’ve had international acts to national acts and this year is super special because we are all local bands,” she said.

“We are all doing really big things and have big plans for the new year, it’s a great way to kick of the new year.”

Event organiser and member of Sunshine Brothers Paul Sloan said the day was always a great one.

“There is a sense of ritual and community in a beautiful venue we know we can trust to feel just right and treat us all like friends,” he said.

“There is just no more people-friendly and happy way to start the year.”

The event is open to those 18 years and older.

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: New Years Day 2019

WHEN: Tuesday January 1 from 4.30pm to 9pm

WHERE: Fremantle Arts Centre

 

Other Local New Years events

MURDOCH OUTDOOR CINEMA: Bring everyone down to enjoy Instant Family in the outdoors. Tuesday January 1 from 7.45pm at Murdoch University.

NEW YEAR EVE GARDEN PARTY: Ring in the New Year at The Gate with our New Year’s Eve Garden Party. Steve Simmons and Mike Nayar and the Wire Birds provide entertainment. Monday December 31 to Tuesday January 1 from 6pm to 10pm at The Gate Bar and Bistro.

THE LEFT PRESENTS 80s and 90s NEW YEARS EVE PARTY: Let the Left Bank take you back a couple of decades with a Bon Jovi and Billy Idol Tribute show plus DJ Double Dee spinning the best tunes in between. Doors open at 7pm. Monday December 31 at 7pm to 2am January 1 at the Left Bank.