Lucky By The Ocean – Wednesday Night Sundowners at Kidogo Arthouse
Bathers Beach, Fremantle
Fresh from launching his album of Hank Williams songs recorded with Paul Kelly, Vika and Linda, Tex Perkins, Kasey and Bill Chambers and other Aus music luminaries, Lucky Oceans returns to WA’s most unique music venue for a second season of selected Wednesday Night Sundowners at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach Fremantle.
The concert series was a hit last summer with sell-out shows and a tailor-made audience of music lovers, many that returned each week, open to the very different musical experiences on offer.
Lucky said, “The concerts attracted a real ‘listening’ crowd, that revelled in the combination of the explosive performances, the antiquity of the building, the incredible acoustics, the art on the gallery walls, and the proximity to the ocean. It’s on the edge musical programming on the edge of the Indian Ocean.”
Kidogo’s Artistic Director Joanna Robertson said, “We had such a high percentage of people that came to see every show because they knew Lucky was involved, so they knew it would be good. There was the opportunity to meet the musicians in the seaside Kelp Bar before and after the show, and be introduced to the interesting array of music lovers coming along each week. The concerts were as much about connecting people as connecting with incredible music and musicians.”
The Wednesday nights feature Swing & Gypsy Jazz, Soul, Blues and Gospel, and there will be a special Hawaiian Sundowner on Friday 20 December. In the style of his new album ‘Purple Sky’, Lucky promises a Hank Williams number will be played at every show.
Tickets are available at trybooking.com, for all event details and January show information go to https://luckyoceans.com/shows or https://www.facebook.com/KidogoArthouse/. Kidogo Arthouse, rear 47 Mews Road Fremantle.
Dates and Line-up
Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00PM
Paper Moon (Fiona Rea and Lachlan Gear) with Lucky Oceans – Swing Jazz
“The incredible guitar of Lachlan Gear and sassy voice of Fiona Rea make for an incredible show of jazz, blues, folk & country… amazing.” JAZZ WA
Playing a massive repertoire of jazz and soul standards and twists on your favourite songs,
Lachlan Gear and Fiona Rea are Paper Moon. Lachlan’s stunning solos reflect the 20 years he has spent studying intently the art of the guitar. Fiona Rea is a consummate guitarist and vocalist, with a passion for connection with audiences.
Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00PM
Bill Rogers and Family Boots ‘n All – Soul, Blues and Gospel
Bill is joined by his daughters Anna and Billie for a rare, inspiring night of family soul, laughs and togetherness. With Dave Brewer on guitar and Lucky Oceans on pedal steel.
Wednesday, November 27 @ 7:00PM
Dave Brewer and Lucky Oceans Quartet – Blues
When Dave and Lucky play together, they urge each other on to greater heights of passion and innovation. With Ric Eastman on drums and Karl Florisson on bass, this is the same band that sold out Kidogo and rocked the room last year, so be quick to reserve!
Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00PM
Sassafras Quartet with Lucky Oceans – Gypsy Jazz
Expanding out from their mastery of Gypsy Jazz, Sassafras adopt a unique approach to Western swing while applying their intricate arrangements to toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy jazz, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the Gypsy jazz tradition.
Wednesday 11 December @ 7:00pm
Dave Milroy and the Wilarra Band with Mr. Crowbones – Blues & Indigenous Songs
Award winning playwright and his band play his haunting, unique songs with Wayne Freer on double bass and tuba, Lucky Oceans on pedal steel guitar and Lauralee Faith on vocals. This was a sellout last time so be quick!
The bonus second set will feature a mysterious band, called ‘Mr. Crowbones’ who will play old blues with their old hands on their old instruments with stories to accompany the songs. Some of the stories will even be true! Last year, people were dancing on the tables!
Wednesday 18 December @ 7:00pm
Jams with Sam (And Adam and Lucky!) – Swing
Everyone’s favourite Perth expat guitarist Sam LeMann returns home from Melbourne after his triumphant show at WA Guitar Festival to join up with Adam Gare and Lucky Oceans for something of a Nansing Quartet reunion. This sold out last year.
Friday 20 December @ 7pm
Hawaiian Sundowner Howie Morgan, Lucky Oceans & the Lemanns – Swing
Revisiting their sell-out show of last year, with Pacific sounds from Howie, Lucky, Sam and Lucy Lemann and Alistair Peel. Experience the beauty of island music without the schlock!
Wednesday 15 January @ 7pm
Jeff Lang and Lucky Oceans – Roots, Folk, Blues
Startlingly unique live performer and musical dynamo Jeff Lang teams up with Lucky Oceans to recreate their dynamic sellout show of 2018.
“Jeff Lang is, in my humble opinion, a national treasure, a truly gifted songwriter and an outstanding guitarist. He has been inspiration to countless Australian and internationally renowned roots artists and surely has a place in history as one of this generation’s finest. He has really touched me and musically, I had a kind of revelation…” John Butler