WAAPA alumni hosting fundraiser for academy’s current crop

WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Howie Morgan.
WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Howie Morgan.

WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Howie Morgan will perform at the Indi Bar, Scarborough, next month to raise money for WAAPA.

The Noranda resident studied contemporary music at WAAPA and said he had performed with many graduates and lecturers since leaving in 2001.

Morgan is a regular on stage at the Indi Bar, where he first performed 12 years ago.

Rick Steele will headline the event on Sunday, October 8, which will also include Minky G and Rosco, Stu Orchard, Rania Al-Hanbali and Michael Slitenbachs.

Indi Bar owner Andrew Grove said Steele was one of the first live performers at the venue in 1989.

“His children Katy (Little Birdy) and Luke (The Sleepy Jackson) started playing here too,” Grove said.

“Katy did her first solo gig here on an open mic night before she was Little Birdy.”

John Butler, Paul Kelly and Tex Perkins have also played at the Indi Bar over the past 28 years.