AS an arts town, Fremantle is well known for its collection of amazing live music venues.
However, plopping a musician on board one of the iconic Fremantle trams and asking them to play as the tram navigates its way through the local streets is something that Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series curator Davey Craddock believes will give this year’s event a point of different.
“One of the big ideas behind Hidden Treasures is to unlock or try and better use unusual venues throughout Freo for live music; the clue is in the name,” he said.
“So this year we thought we’d go mobile by using one of Fremantle’s most ubiquitous tourist attractions – the tram.”
With Timothy Nelson, Lucy Peach, Steve Parkin and a special mystery guest lined up for these intimate shows, Mr Craddock said the tram would host three shows a night, driving the audience to iconic locations while the musician performs an acoustic set.
“We’ve deliberately picked artists that can really connect with crowds and create a fun atmosphere,” he said.
“Above all it will be a very unusual live music experience where people can get up close and personal with brilliant songwriters while enjoying some beautiful Freo views.”
Peach said she felt “exposed but mostly delighted” about performing in the quirky venue.
“It feels like I’ve been given my own caravan for the night; anything could happen and I loved the idea of literally |taking people on a journey,” Peach said.
“I did play in a boat once that was recovered from the sea and restored, but it was parked outside of the town hall.
“This time I’m on the move, so look out Freo.”
The Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is on every Thursday night in July.
Visit www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au for more information.