KickstART Festival will close Youth Week WA 2021 with a free live music gig at the Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre
Propel Youth Arts WA announces their closing event Amphitheatre Closing Party on Friday 16 April at the Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre as part of the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2021, with Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks headlining.
Finishing off Youth Week WA 2021 with an evening of live music, dancing and food trucks under the night sky, Amphitheatre Closing Party will present an array of award-winning WA talent including Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks who will bring their witty lyricism and folk tunes to the night. Weaving suburban Australiana and intimate stories into a thundering wall of sound, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks have quickly evolved into one of WA’s most promising young acts.
Joining the lineup is Adrian Dzvuke who will bring his finest grooves to the night. Dzvuke, who has amassed over 300,000 streams in his early career and has played at Groovin The Moo, WAMFest and Wave Rock Festival, and supported big names such as POND, Tame Impala and San Cisco, will get the audience up and dancing with his soulful mixture of R&B and Afrobeats.
Queerelectro pop band Alter Boy, known for their shiny, dark pop performance art will represent the many ways in which Deaf and Hard of Hearing folks can experience music. Three members of Alter Boy are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and their music epitomises their ability to turn traditional perceptions of pop on its head with all songs performed in Auslan.
The closing party will also feature alternative indie band Smol Fish, who are known for their upbeat music expressing themes of love, loneliness, naivety, friendship and the mundane struggles of everyday life, and Perth four piece band Sofa who were formed through Girls Rock and Rock Scholars in 2019 will bring their heart heavy rock to one of the biggest nights celebrating young people.
“This concert is going to be the largest music event that the KickstART Festival had ever seen. The incredible lineup features Perth’s most up and coming talent right now like Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks, so any supporter and fan of the local music scene should definitely come and join the party!” says Program Manager Cecile Vuaillat.
Amphitheatre Closing Party offers an evening of free live music from some of Western Australia’s hottest acts, and is presented as part of Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2021 by Propel Youth Arts WA. Friday 16 April will bring Youth Week WA to a finish and celebrate local talent and young people across the state.
JACK DAVIES AND BUSH CHOOKS
Formed just over three years ago, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks have quickly evolved into one of WA’s most promising young acts. The group emerged as an electrified take on Jack’s storytelling busker act, weaving suburban Australiana and intimate stories into a thundering wall of sound.
With over 300,000 streams in his early career, Adrian Dzvuke has played at Groovin The Moo, WAMFest and Wave Rock Festival, and supported big names such as POND, Tame Impala and San Cisco. Dzvuke is quickly becoming one of Perth’s most exciting perfomers who shakes up the scene and gets the audience up and dancing with his soulful mixture of R&B and Afrobeats.
Alter Boy is a Queerlectro Pop band from Perth, WA. Three of its members are Deaf/ Hard-of-Hearing and all songs are performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Expect shiny, dark pop with chaotic performance art and Deaf/trans bodies.
Smol fish was originally the solo project and musical journal of singer-songwriter Clancy Davidson. In late 2018 the project enhanced into a full band setup. Their songs are cute and upbeat, expressing themes of love, loneliness, naivety, friendship and the mundane struggles of everyday life. Smol Fish have supported some big names such as Spacey Jane, Noah Dillon, Demon Days and Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks.
Formed through Girls Rock and Rock Scholars in 2019, Sofa is a Perth-based four piece band who have been creating heart heavy tunes together at gigs all across Perth.