Joondalup: 70s themed disco fundraiser for radio station 89.7FM

Scott Gilchrist, Stephen Herbert, Nina Henderson and Sue Myc. Photo: Matt Jelonek
Scott Gilchrist, Stephen Herbert, Nina Henderson and Sue Myc. Photo: Matt Jelonek

CHANNEL Saturday Night Fever by dressing up in bellbottoms, mini dresses and platforms for a night inspired by one of New York’s most famous discotheques.

Volunteers at 89.7FM are hosting A Night At Studio 54 Disco Fundraiser at Joondalup Resort on April 28 to raise money for the community radio station based at ECU Joondalup.

Organised by presenter Sue Myc and producer Nina Henderson, it will be the biggest event hosted by the station since it was established in 2001.

Ms Myc said as the station supported local musicians and performers, the themed night would kick off with a duet from locals Mike Pedan and Jerry Salonga performing as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

Guests will also be entertained by the Perth Drag Queens, The Dance Collective who will get everyone up for a boogie, and comedian and singer Narelle Belle who will be performing as Amy Housewine.

DJ Marcel from the United Kingdom will then take over the night by playing classic disco hits from the 70s.

Ms Myc said to get into the spirit of the themed event, guests were encouraged to dress up in 70s disco outfits but that it wasn’t compulsory.

“We chose the 70s theme because disco was big, and the music was bigger, think of Saturday Night Fever and the Bee Gees, it was a whirlwind time and we want people to dance,” she said.

“Funds raised will go towards keeping 89.7FM on air, it is not cheap to run a station and we are all volunteers who put in many hours to keep the music on air, not to mention some brilliant diversity in the shows.”

Tickets include a complimentary wine on arrival, food platters and prizes up for grabs such as a $300 Friends show and dinner voucher, $150 Matilda Bay dinner voucher, Gold Class cinema passes, Rottnest Island Ferry for two people, and 4WD and car services valued at $800.

A Night at Studio 54 89.7FM Disco Fundraiser

Saturday, April 28

Doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Lakeview Ballroom at Joondalup Resort

Country Club Boulevard, Connolly

Tickets $79 each, visit trybooking.com

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