THE MIC IS NOW OPEN TO ALL
Has Perth gone Open Mic Mad !
Over the last several years it seems most venues wanting to do a live music night during the week the idea of a local & live Open Mic using the talent for free gig is the cheapest way to go. Whoever wants to book in for a blast basically brings along a few friends, BYO rent a crowd for the venue to sell some drinks. This may sound like exploitation of the talent, but the venue provides a stage, sound, lights, a mixer, MC which all costs money. But if the venue has the best intentions to give the opportunity for anyone with a musical instrument, song to sing to get up & have go to perform. It works both ways with the talent getting a free live rehearsal style gig with PA equipment, plus a chance for some public feedback, maybe some live snaps for the facebook, instagram, website or just a souvenir.
Some venues do have ongoing entertainment & the crew who run these show have some contact with entertainment bookers, agents, commercial work for anyone with some real talent. If there is a stand out act there is always something to be gained by the exposure & you just never know who is in the room or crowd. Private bookings, punter parties, other musicians to network, even agents may discover the talent for future dealings. Its a case of putting oneself out there in the public & perform to test the talent.
If at first you don’t succeed ..try & try again..:)
Many acts tell the story of when they started by doing the ol’ Open Mic Night, Busk, Competition getting some confidence or even better picked up as a potential rising star. Just to name a few from the last couple decades we know ~ Luke Steele [Empire of the Sun], Kate Steele [Little Birdy], Riley Pierce, Tired Lion, Samantha Jade, Tash Sultana…. hey even Elvis got discovered at a roadhouse by Colonel Parker whilst having a stopover break on route driving his truck. [the myth, the legend]
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: TUESDAY :
Caves House ~ Jam Night
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: SUNDAY :
Music Club Style Open Mic
The Gas Light Club Freo Thursdays ..
In the heart of Freo its a MUSO’s CLUB with a stage available for WA talent to jump up & showcase the musical creativity. THE GAS LIGHT CLUB is on every Thursday from 8pm – 11pm.
Players are selected & booked month in advance with Steve Tallis the manager/booker/muso & ITS A PAID GIG !!!
Live on stage new music makes a noise with poets, storytellers & musical muses are on offer to a small intimate event of up to 50 people in a small show that is up close & personal.
REVIEW 25th July
Triple J Unearthed : Gem Addison
See the calendar of events & acts coming here The Gaslight Club Freo
Situated @ Gaslight Club ~ 75 – 77 Market Street Fremantle