Kalamunda SHS bands The Dead Channels and The Rare Kind to headline Kalamunda Show


The Dead Channels will be performing at the upcoming Kalamunda Show.
The Dead Channels will be performing at the upcoming Kalamunda Show.

TALENTED musicians from Kalamunda Senior High School will be the headline acts for this year’s Kalamunda Show.

Director of music Marcus Roberts said it was an exciting opportunity for the students.

“Among the performers are alternative funk band The Dead Channels who formed last year in music class at Kalamunda Senior High School,” he said.

“They’ve performed at many community events including numerous Zig Zag Arts Festivals and have even collaborated with Kalamunda favourite Junkadelic.”

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Mr Roberts said showgoers would also be treated to indie pop band, The Rare Kind.

“Formed in 2015, The Rare Kind is made up of four young ladies ready to take over the world with their indie pop tunes that are a blessing to everyone’s ears,” he said.

“Writing songs of their own and covering The Wombats, Twenty One Pilots and San Cisco, these kids have performed at Metropolis Fremantle and Badlands bar, at local festivals and most recently at YMCA HQ as part of the Fringe Festival in February.

“The Rare Kind has released a single called Where are You? and are currently recording an EP that will hopefully be released later this year.”

Mr Roberts said the school had a vibrant music program.

“The culture and talent of highly creative musicians has always been there at the school and notable products include The Panics, Jae Laffer and Reigan Derry,” he said.

“I think the arty culture of the school helps to promote this creative musical drive and every year I am amazed at the quality of our music students and we are highly regarded in the community.

“The school has also been responsible for churning out many local musicians year after year who are still active in the musical community and have also studied music overseas or teach music, others have toured the world including Ken Allen The Kenworthy brothers, and Junkadelic.”

The 119th Kalamunda Agricultural Show kicks off on April 7 and runs until Saturday, April 8.