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2011/2012

James Morrison & Deni Hines : NOV 10 (sold out) & NOV 11

James Morrison & Deni Hines

We welcome to Live at the Quarry Australian multi-Instrumentalist, a guest performer with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and national radio bands: James Morrison. He has become a world jazz legend in his own lifetime; is yet to turn 50; and is idolized by fans in more countries than most people can name. Morrison regularly gives live performances and has co-performed and co-recorded over the last 23 years with many of the world's truly great jazz personalities and is respected by all of them for his talent.

Never one to rest on her laurels and always up for a new challenge, Deni Hines made a call to Australian and International Jazz maestro, James Morrison.  A meeting two days later at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney airport and the album “The Other Woman” was formalised and recording dates set.  Released in August 2007, the album hit the top of the Australian Jazz Charts and Top 30 on the digital charts.

SUPPORTING JAMES & DENI...

10th NOV - Allira Wilson

11th NOV - Libby Hammer

PLAYING TIMES

6pm - Gates

7pm - Support act (see above)

8pm - James Morrison & Deni Hines


Boom Crash Opera with Sean Kelly (The Models) : NOV 17

Boom Crash Opera with Sean Kelly (The Models)

Boom Crash Opera formed in Melbourne in 1985.  Initially based around the songwriting partnership of Richard Pleasance (guitar/bass/vocals 1985 - 1992) and Peter Farnan  (guitar/bass/keys/vocals), Boom Crash Opera is now comprised of Dale Ryder (lead  vocals), Peter 'Maz' Maslen (drums/vocals), Greg O'Connor (keyboards/guitar) and Ian Tilley (bass/vocals 1992- present). Boom Crash Opera have always had a transparent recognition of their influences and none greater than Models front man Sean Kelly, a man they have many times, attempted to musically clone. 

Sean Kelly is simply Australian Rock & Roll royalty. Fittingly, in 2010, Sean was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame for his work with Models, Absent Friends and The Dukes. For fans of Boom Crash Opera and Sean Kelly ‐ a night at the picturesque Quarry Amphitheatre filled with entertaining and influential Australian music is not to be missed. Their 25th anniversary tour, 25 Years, is a two hour show with both acoustic and electric performances by Boom Crash Opera featuring all their favourite songs including: Onion Skin, Dancing in the Storm, Great Wall, The Best Thing, and Hands Up in the Air. Not to mention with a few classic album gems thrown in the mix, as well as an inspirational set from their musical mentor Sean Kelly.

PLAYING TIMES

6pm - Gates

7pm - Boom Crash Opera 1st set

8pm - Boom Crash Opera 2nd set (with Sean Kelly)


The Black Sorrows and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks : DEC 14 (sold out) & DEC 15

The Black Sorrows and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Joe Camilleri is an icon of Australian music. He has paved the way for four generations of singers and songwriters, writing and recording an enormous catalogue of incredible music over his astonishing 46 year career. In the mid ‘80s following the success of his first band, Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons, Camilleri gathered together a group of musician friends and dubbed them The Black Sorrows. Today The Black Sorrows are Joe Creighton on bass, Tony Floyd on drums, Claude Carranza on guitar and Atlanta Coogan on Vocals.

Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s rock idols, and realistically is incapable of making a come back, as he has never been far from the forefront of Australian rock music. Having been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as himself, and as a member of the award winning band Daddy Cool, Wilson is a live sensation not to be missed. In order to promote his first solo single, Living in the Land of Oz, Wilson formed Mondo Rock, however after 2 years the project took on a life of its own, experiencing mainstream success until their split in 1990. Ross Wilson has become one of the very few, if not the only, Australian rock legend with a career spanning back to the 1960’s, and still able to generate commercial radio airplay with new original songs in the 21st century.

If you make it down to their Quarry show you'll be lucky enough to see all 12 musicians on stage, when The Black Sorrows and Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks come together for a grand encore!

PLAYING TIMES
6pm - Gates
7pm - Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks
8.20pm - The Black Sorrows


Tim Rogers & Abbe May : DEC 13

Tim Rogers & Abbe May

Tim Rogers formed You Am I with his school friend Nick Tischler and his own older brother Jaimme Rogers in 1989, though the line-up shifted around early on, settling on Andy Kent on bass and Mark Tunaley on drums. After the recording of their first album, Sound As Ever, Tunaley was asked to leave the band and Russell Hopkinson joined, forming the 'classic' You Am I line-up, winning high praise for their excellent Hi Fi Way, Hourly Daily and #4 Record albums. Second guitarist Davey Lane - initially part of The Twin Set touring band - joined in 1999. Also in 1999, Tim released his first solo album, What Rhymes With Cars And Girls. He won an ARIA award for Best Male Artist for the album. The initial release of You Am I's fifth album, Dress Me Slowly also contained a bonus disc entitled The Temperance Union EP, consisting of 8 songs Tim had recorded and written, mostly solo. He took the name of the EP - based loosely on the Woman's Christian Temperance Union - to name his backing band for his subsequent solo albums, starting with Spit Polish in 2004. 2005 saw the release of a Temperance Union double album, Dirty Ron/Ghost Songs, featuring various special guests including Missy Higgins, Donna Simpson and Rebecca Barnard. In September 2007 he released his fourth solo album, The Luxury Of Hysteria, his first credited solely to his name (though The Temperance Union do play on the album). Tim Rogers is an instantly recognisable name and has earned critical acclaim for his unique Australian songwriting and has endeared himself to a whole generation.

SUPPORTING TIM...

ABBE MAY

Abbe May spent her late teens and early twenties in Australia’s sleaziest rock venues, busted up studios and unreliable tour vans in various solo and band incarnations. With sly humour, Abbe has graduated from her critically acclaimed early explorations of rock and blues, to become a guitar slinging goddess with an atmospheric cocktail of sexy indie riff-rock, psychedelia and blues.

Abbe’s new album ‘Design Desire’ was released in July 2011 to universal acclaim and also enjoyed feverish global radio support for the singles ‘Mammalian Locomotion’, ‘Taurus Chorus’ and title track ‘Design Desire’. TV has also fea- tured numerous successful programme syncs, including the online stir caused by the very popular inclusion of ‘Mammalian Locomotion’ as the closing track on a recent episode of the hit series ‘Entourage’.

PLAYING TIMES

6pm - Gates

7pm - Abbe May

8pm - Tim Rogers


Beth Orton : JAN 24 & 25 (SOLD OUT) & JAN 26

Beth Orton

Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter. Known for her "folktronica" sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica, she was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid 1990s — but these were not Orton's first recordings. She released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. With the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album Daybreaker, Beth developed a devoted fan base. On her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she moved towards a more folk based sound and away from the electronic sound of past albums. All of her recent releases are "carbon neutral", whereby a tree is planted in a poor area of Mexico for every certain amount of units produced, to offset the emissions generated when pressing the CDs and other marketing paraphernalia. Orton has left her longtime record label and will begin work on a follow up album to Comfort Of Strangers which will be released sometime in 2011 on ANTI-. Some new material has been written and performed already.

SUPPORTING BETH...

JAN 24 & 25 - SAM AMIDON (US)

Sam Amidon was born and raised in Brattleboro, Vermont by folk musicians Peter and Mary Alice Amidon. He has released three albums of radically re-worked folksongs: "But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted," recorded at his then-home of Harlem in 2006 with Thomas Bartlett; followed by "All Is Well" in 2008 and "I See The Sign" in 2010, both recorded in Iceland with producer Valgeir Sigurðsson.

Sam's folksong albums have received wide acclaim and have pulled many a soul back from the brink... his itinerant wanderings have taken him to far-off lands... and his solo performances have taken on a life and tenor of their own.  Sam's drawn comics and enigmatic home-made videos, the "self-inflicted field recordings" resulting from these internal and external journeys, have resulted in exhibitions at the Tony Shafrazi and Audio Visual Arts galleries in New York City, and the Gallery Kuhturm in Leipzig.  His audio-visual show/comics lecture "Home Alone Inside My Head" was premiered at NYC's The Kitchen in November 2010.

JAN 26 - CATHERINE TRIACOS (Sydney)

Sydney based singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos offers up a beguiling blend of alt-country, blues, roots and folk, delivered by one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices in contemporary music.

Catherine’s ability to combine surprising arrangements, her gorgeously delicate smoky voice and brilliant live performances have seen her compared to everyone from Gillian Welch, Cat Power and Beth Orton to eels and Cowboy Junkies.

PLAYING TIMES

6.00pm - Gates

7.00pm - Support act

8.00pm - Beth Orton


The Whitlams : Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

The Whitlams

Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You - The Best of The Whitlams’ - Greatest Hits tour.

The Whitlams are one of Australia's favourite bands, whose appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. And after six studio albums, three of which are Platinum and two Gold, the time is ripe for The Whitlams' "Best of". Released this August, ‘Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You - The Best of The Whitlams’ is a comprehensive look at the amazing journey of the ARIA award winning band, from scrappy beginnings and tragedy to the success and stability of recent years. Tim Freedman describes: "It's a mixture of the popular and the narrative. I decided to leave a few singles off because I wanted to tell the story of The Whitlams, and include more early songs and songs that describe the dramas in our history."

The Whitlams return to WA as a muscular four piece, a line up that has now been together for 9 years - comprising of Tim Freedman, Warwick Hornby, Terepai Richmond and Jak Housden.


The Whitlams : JAN 27 & 28 (SOLD OUT) & JAN 29

The Whitlams

The Whitlams have released 6 albums and received ARIA Awards for Best Group, Best Song and Best Independent Release. The band was formed in 1992 and originally consisted of Tim Freedman (lead vocals, piano), Stevie Plunder (lead vocals, guitar) and Andy Lewis (double bass, backing vocals). The lineup has changed many times over the years with Tim the only consistent member of the band, not to mention the only original member still alive. The current lineup consists of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. One of Australia's favourite bands, and groundbreaking Independent artists in this country, The Whitlams’ appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. With lyrics described as having a “charming cynicism” and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, they won Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, as well as Song of the Year and Best Independent Release for their 3rd album Eternal Nightcap. As if that wasn’t enough, who could forget them topping the triple j Hottest 100 in 1997 with No Aphrodisiac, holding off Blur’s Song 2, The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony, and, err, Chumbawamba! As a measure of their continued success, fifth album Torch The Moon debuted at Number 1 and became the third consecutive Whitlams album to go platinum. Now with a solo album out of the way, Tim Freedman returns to the Quarry with The Whitlams, where they sold out 3 consecutive nights in January 2009!

SUPPORTING THE WHITLAMS

JAN 27 - AUTUMN ISLES

JAN 28 - BLANCHE DuBOIS

JAN 29 - HUSBAND

PLAYING TIMES

6.00pm - Gates

7.00pm - Support Act

8.10pm - Whitlams


The Whitlams : March 14,15 & 16 2014

The Whitlams LIVE AT THE QUARRY

are delighted to announce that Tim and the boys will be back in Perth next year to perform under the stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre in City Beach on

Friday 14 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 15  & Sunday 16 March 

The appeal of The Whitlams reaches audiences of all ages and tastes.  With lyrics described as having a ‘charming cynicism’ and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, the Tim Freedman-led Whitlams have become a staple of the Australian music scene. They won Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, as well as Song of the Year and Best Independent Release for their 3rd albumEternal Nightcap.

The current lineup has remained unchanged for the last 10 years and four albums.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNER HEALTHWAY, THESE SHOWS WILL BE SMOKE FREE EVENTS.


Diesel : MAR 16 (Sold out) & MAR 17 + 18 (On sale now!)

Diesel

25 years ago singer-guitarist Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) finalised the line up for his band at that time in Perth, Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. Within a matter of months they were on their way across the Nullabor, stunning audiences live and heading for a national top 3 album chart debut. The band eventually folded, the “Johnny” disappeared, and Diesel reemerged releasing a string of gold and platinum albums and earned a swag of ARIA Awards (including Best Male).

He boasts ten Top 10 albums and more than a dozen Top 20 singles. And after 25 years, just when we thought we knew him, Diesel produces an album that defies all preconceptions.To celebrate his alter ego’s silver jubilee, Diesel has cut 15 tracks for his brand new album ‘Under The Influence’ — an album dedicated to his musical heroes.

SUPPORTING DIESEL...

MAR 16 & 17 - RUBY BOOTS

Electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, violin, washboard, keys, bass, drums and vocal harmonies are all the hallmarks behind the Ruby Boots sound. There’s something of a resurgence in trad-roots and Ruby Boots are right in the centre. Chain-gang chants and blues guitar through to western-swing and honky tonk piano, then across to folk-pop and alt-country.

MAR 18 - JESSICA MORHALL

Jessica Morhall is one of the newest singer-songwriters on the Perth music scene. A recent graduate from WAAPA's Contemporary Music course she has developed a strong passion for songwriting and performance. Through pureness and honesty in her thrilling voice - lyrics of meaning, and melody of feeling, Jessica's songs are stories to which all listeners can relate. She reaches out to captivate audiences with her pop songs infused with soul and blues.

PLAYING TIMES

6pm - Gates

7pm - Support Act

8pm - Diesel


 

2010/2011

Lisa Mitchell : Nov 10 & 11

Lisa Mitchell

At just 20, Lisa Mitchell is shaping up to be a new kind of singer-songwriting protégé. This talented young woman is fast finding a voice all of her own; it's candy-coated folk-pop with a fierce and often dark heart. Her music embodies the tenderness of Laura Marling, the wordplay of Regina Spektor and the free spirit of Feist, but Lisa nonetheless inhabits a magical world that few other artists are exploring. Her debut album Wonder has won the hearts of music lovers Australia-wide, with the singles Coin Laundry, Neopolitan Dreams and See You When You Get Here all firm favourites.


Lior : 17 & 18 NOV

Lior

October 2010 will mark the beginning of a new chapter for Australian troubadour Lior with the release of his third studio album – Tumbling into the Dawn, on 1st October through Inertia. The album was written and recorded in numerous locations between his home town of Sydney and his current home address of Melbourne, and cemented his long time collaboration with producer Francois Tetaz. To celebrate the release, Lior will head out on a lengthy national tour this October!

Traversing broader territory and showcasing Lior’s fertile musical palate, Tumbling into the Dawn is an intricate and breath-taking affair. The album is a return to the art of writing a great song based around a simple hook, a beautiful melody and of course, Lior’s trade mark voice.  Combined with the bittersweet lyrical explorations of themes such as the underlying duality of existence “Shadow Man” as well as the vulnerabilities and strength of the human spirit “I Thought I Could Sing On My Own”, the album represents a wide and intense journey and makes this an album all music lovers should be drawn too.


John Williamson : Nov 30, Dec 1 & 2

John Williamson

In 2010, John Williamson celebrates forty years in the recording industry. During his career he has received twenty four Golden Guitars, three ARIA awards, released thirty nine albums, ten videos, seven DVDs and three impressive books of stories and lyrics. John is frequently referred to as an Australian icon and has become synonymous with his iconic song ‘True Blue’. His music takes people on journeys through this great Australian continent, which continues to be the inspiration for most of his best known and most loved songs.

PLAYING TIMES

6.00pm – Gates Open

7.00pm – John Williamson first set

8.30pm – John Williamson second set


John Williamson : 30 NOV & 1 DEC

John Williamson

Join Australian icon John Williamson for a special concert performance showcasing new songs from his recently released album THE BIG RED as well as the hits and unofficial anthems that he is celebrated for. His tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. Add to this his ability to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences that combine the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his music. You can understand why he is one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.
John Williamson is frequently referred to as an Australian icon and has become synonymous with his iconic song ‘True Blue’. Along his journey he has been inducted into the prestigious ARIA Hall of Fame, secured three ARIA Awards, 24 Golden Guitars, MO Awards, APRA Awards, Platinum and Gold albums and over 4 million album sales to name just some of the recognition he has earned.
It all started when he penned that classic Old Man Emu back in 1970. From this ‘silly’ song (as he often refers to it) that went to #1 for five weeks, he has continued to create hits including True Blue, Cootamundra Wattle, Rip Rip Woodchip, Raining On The Rock, Winter Green, Salisbury Street, Galleries Of Pink Galahs and Hawkesbury River Lovin’ to name but a few of the 400+ songs written by the multi-award winning songwriter.

PLAYING TIMES - Fri 30 November & Sat 1 December

6pm - Gates

7:30pm - JOHN WILLIAMSON SET 1

8:30PM - Intermission

8:45pm - JOHN WILLIAMSON SET 2


Clare Bowditch & The New Slang : Dec 8 & 9

Clare Bowditch & The New Slang

It‘s been a long time coming but Clare Bowditch‘s fourth studio album, Modern Day Addiction (out 13 August 2010), is very much worth the wait.

Modern Day Addiction is a contagious, satirical, yet heart-achingly tender album about humanity and "the eternal search for meaning" in a world of quick, delicious fixes. It stands as a companion on the journey for anyone who‘s ever asked the question "Surely there must be more?" followed by the statement "If so, great, I‘ll pop back for it once I‘ve finished reading this article about absolute-rubbish-that-somehow-has-me-transfixed-to-the-screen...everyone SHUT UP! I‘m concentrating..."

As Clare tells it (and who knows if she‘s telling the truth? Have you noticed how all her stories these days begin with "I woke up one morning"?)

"I woke up one morning and my heart was broken (just in the usual, everyday way) and all I wanted was a muffin, and a tall glass of combined coffee and Jagermeister, even though I was neither hungry, nor thirsty, which prompted the thought ’Hmm, how very interesting! Perhaps there‘s an album in here somewhere?‘ Thus began my extensive and exhaustive research-project into the topic of ’Everyday Addiction and the Human Condition‘. Oh the reading list was endless, I tell you, I‘ve barely left the local-newsagency since..."

In a most enjoyable and surprising way, Modern Day Addiction also aims to celebrate and question the modern world that produced it.


CAT POWER : JAN 24 & 25 (sold out)

CAT POWER

The enigmatic Cat Power returns to our shores this January performing ‘Live At The Quarry' for what promises to be one of the year’s most amazing shows.



Cat Power will again by joined by the 'Dirty Delta Blues', a purpose-built five-piece combo featuring Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion guitarist Judah Bauer. The size of her shows has grown and in recent times Cat Power has appeared in a headlining sold-out performances at Perth's Astor Theatre, amongst others. This will be a unique opportunity to see Chan Marshall aka Cat Power in the intimate surrounds of one of Australia’s favourite venues.



Cat Power, showcasing material from her new album (currently in progress and largely recorded by Chan herself) as well as old favourites and will again feature the talents of Jim White and Judah Bauer.



Tickets for all shows are on sale NOW and are expected to sell fast! Don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the concert events of 2011.


Mark Seymour and James Reyne : Jan 27 & 28 (s/out) & Jan 29 & 30

Mark Seymour and James Reyne

*** Weather Update ****

Please be advised that there is a storm currently predicted for this Sunday morning, January 30. 

As per our policy of “We Play Rain Or Shine”, we fully intend for this weekend’s Live At The Quarry performances starring James Reyne and Mark Seymour to go ahead, however should the situation appear dangerous and the shows are unable to proceed we will advise further. 

Please stay tuned to this website for updates and further details.

James Reyne is one of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters. He led the seminal Australian Crawl to the top of the Australian music scene, and with his prolific songwriting and unique vocal style, continued to chart the musical path he initiated in the last stages of his former band's career, achieving further success with his solo career, releasing 9 solo albums to date. His hits read like an Australian songbook, including: Reckless, The Boys Light Up, Downhearted, Motor’s Too Fast, One More River and Way Out West.

Mark Seymour is internationally regarded as one of Australia's best singer-songwriters. When in 1998, Mark decided he’d done all he could as the front man of Hunters & Collectors, he plunged into the unknown, finding himself alone on stage with just an acoustic guitar. In going solo, Mark discovered a new and refreshing intensity in his voice that he believed he’d lost in the band. Like James Reyne, his most famous songs, headed by Throw Your Arms Around Me and Holy Grail, stand up as some Australia’s finest ever.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy two of Australia’s finest musicians, performing their own classic hits along with their combined encore that delivers a unique highlight at the end of a fantastic night.  


 

2009/2010

Sarah Blasko : Nov 12, 13, 14, 15 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Sarah Blasko

Beguiling Aussie songbird, Sarah Blasko, cuts the ribbon for the 2009/2010 season of Live at the Quarry.  The singer-songwriter’s stunning vocals have haunted audiences for the past seven years, since the release of EP Prelusive, her debut album The Overture and the Underscore and her ARIA award winning sophomore release What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have, which saw Blasko cement her place as a darling of Australian music whilst still maintaining her indie sensibilities.

Blasko’s live shows have always been renowned for their unique and at times theatrical elements. Her national tour starting in October to unveil the new album, As Day Follows Night promises to be no different.



Tim Finn : Nov 20, 21, 22 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

Tim Finn

Former Split Enz and Crowded House songwriter Tim Finn leads the latest announcement, celebrating the upcoming release of his Anthology - North, South, East West. Both the upcoming tour and album will contain all the classic songs that have shaped Tim Finn's amazing career, from Split Enz and his time in Crowded House to his remarkable solo work.

Finn is responsible for some of this country's most loved and treasured songs. He is an iconic artist, songwriter and performer. Catch Tim Finn live, performing all his greatest hits, from Six Months In A Leaky Boat and I See Red through to Weather With You, Fraction Too Much Friction, Persuasion and many more. Tim Finn's 2CD Anthology is released in October.


The Church : Dec 17 & 18 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

The Church

It’s not like The Church ever went away, but their latest album is certainly garnering the classic Australian band a new audience all over again, both here and overseas.

In their June 2009 ***** (5 star) review of new record Untitled #23, Rolling Stone praised the band: “The Church, like Nick Cave, have never called it quits, instead continuing to evolve and experiment with music in a way that puts ‘cutting edge’ rock dinosaurs like U2 to shame,” even commenting that The Church displayed “studio-smarts that are seldom seen these days outside of Sigur Rós recordings.” Highly regarded one-stop critic shop metacritic.com currently has the album rated at 82/100, making it one of the year’s best received albums universally.


The Ten Tenors : Jan 27, 28, 29, 30 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

The Ten Tenors

Florence, Venice, New York and.... Brisbane?! That’s right! Brisbane sits alongside these opera capitals thanks to the soaring skills of The Ten Tenors.

Theirlast two shows in Perth, first a sell out at Kings Park a couple of years back, and then last year at Sandalford Wines, gave us some idea of the popularity of these prodigies of voice. To see such a magnificent live act in the intimate, open-air surrounds of The Quarry makes for one of the most mouth-watering prospects of 2010! 

With platinum records and passports full of stamps, they have taken to world by storm. Initially after “a bit of extra beer money”, in the late nineties the Tenors were unable to ignore their burgeoning success and took their show on the road. Now, more than ten years later, they still have a full-time tour schedule that sees them circle the globe ten months a year. Not limited to opera classics, they have reinterpreted songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Throw Your Arms Around Me” and even “Dancing Queen”.


The TEN Tenors : Nov 27 - 30

The TEN Tenors

Our ever popular West Australian summer concert series, LIVE AT THE QUARRY opens its seventh annual season at the Quarry Amphitheatre on November 27, with the sensational rock-opera ensemble, The TEN Tenors.

 

Amidst incredible international success, this Australian troupe has become known as one of the hardest working touring acts; performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents, they have sold over 3.5 million concert tickets.  They have four gold and two platinum CDs, as well as two gold and one platinum DVD.

6:00pm GATES

7:30pm The Ten Tenors (first set)

8:25pm Interval

8:45pm The Ten Tenors (second set)

THANKS TO OUR PARTNER HEALTHWAY, THESE SHOWS WILL BE SMOKEFREE EVENTS


 

2008/2009

Paul Kelly A-Z : 4 - 7 November 2008 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Paul Kelly A-Z

Paul Kelly performs his works alphabetically, without a single repeat over four nights!

Paul Kelly's A-Z shows consist of 100 songs in alphabetical order over four nights with no repeats. After performing these shows in Edinburgh and around Australia, he will be taking them to Perth for the first time.

Alone on stage with a guitar and a piano, he will work his way through his wide ranging catalogue, reinterpreting songs he's sung for years, re-claiming those covered by others and re-discovering lesser performed songs. Each night his characters with their voices of heart, hurt and humour -angels, beggars, cheaters, drunks, ecstatics, fighters, gentlemen and heroines - will stalk your souls and dance on your hearts.


Tripod - A Tripod Christmas Show! : 17 - 18 December 2008 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Tripod - A Tripod Christmas Show!

For the Love of God! A Tripod Christmas Show.

Tripod are doing a Christmas Show! Hoorah! What makes it Christmassy, you ask? Well, as long as Santa gets mentioned (tick) and Jesus (tick) and reindeer (tick) and baubles and that are in it (tick), who cares? And they've recorded a shiny new Christmas Album to go with it. The perfect stocking filler. A shameless plug? You betcha. Tripod - the three wise men of the new millennium, just 8 years late...

"These guys are good. These guys are great. These guys are jaw-hang-wide-open,-drool-slowly-drip-out brilliant" Herald-Sun, Melbourne


James Morrison : 21 - 22 January 2009 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

James Morrison

The Australian multi-Instrumentalist whose performed alongside the world's truly great symphony orchestras.

Welcome the Australian multi-Instrumentalist who has been guest performer with most of the world's truly great symphony orchestras and national radio bands of the UK, West Germany and other European and Middle Eastern nations: James Morrison. He's become a world jazz legend in his own lifetime; is yet to turn 50; is idol to fans in more countries than most people can name, regularly gives live performances in most of them; has co-performed and co-recorded in the last 23 years with many of the world's truly great jazz personalities and is respected by all of them for his talent.

James has also completed six Royal Command performances for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal Family, and has played to Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush at National receptions in Canberra. His greatest audience, of several hundred million, was in 2000 when he was commissioned to compose and perform the Opening Fanfare of the Olympic Games in Sydney.

Sexy classical outfit Bojeme have also been announced as support for both nights, rounding out what will undoubtedly be a pair of unforgettable shows under the stars


The Whitlams : Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2 | ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

The Whitlams

Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You - The Best of The Whitlams’ - Greatest Hits tour.

The Whitlams are one of Australia's favourite bands, whose appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. And after six studio albums, three of which are Platinum and two Gold, the time is ripe for The Whitlams' "Best of". Released this August, ‘Truth, Beauty & A Picture of You - The Best of The Whitlams’ is a comprehensive look at the amazing journey of the ARIA award winning band, from scrappy beginnings and tragedy to the success and stability of recent years. Tim Freedman describes: "It's a mixture of the popular and the narrative. I decided to leave a few singles off because I wanted to tell the story of The Whitlams, and include more early songs and songs that describe the dramas in our history."

The Whitlams return to WA as a muscular four piece, a line up that has now been together for 9 years - comprising of Tim Freedman, Warwick Hornby, Terepai Richmond and Jak Housden.


The Whitlams : JAN 27 & 28 (SOLD OUT) & JAN 29

The Whitlams

The Whitlams have released 6 albums and received ARIA Awards for Best Group, Best Song and Best Independent Release. The band was formed in 1992 and originally consisted of Tim Freedman (lead vocals, piano), Stevie Plunder (lead vocals, guitar) and Andy Lewis (double bass, backing vocals). The lineup has changed many times over the years with Tim the only consistent member of the band, not to mention the only original member still alive. The current lineup consists of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. One of Australia's favourite bands, and groundbreaking Independent artists in this country, The Whitlams’ appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. With lyrics described as having a “charming cynicism” and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, they won Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, as well as Song of the Year and Best Independent Release for their 3rd album Eternal Nightcap. As if that wasn’t enough, who could forget them topping the triple j Hottest 100 in 1997 with No Aphrodisiac, holding off Blur’s Song 2, The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony, and, err, Chumbawamba! As a measure of their continued success, fifth album Torch The Moon debuted at Number 1 and became the third consecutive Whitlams album to go platinum. Now with a solo album out of the way, Tim Freedman returns to the Quarry with The Whitlams, where they sold out 3 consecutive nights in January 2009!

SUPPORTING THE WHITLAMS

JAN 27 - AUTUMN ISLES

JAN 28 - BLANCHE DuBOIS

JAN 29 - HUSBAND

PLAYING TIMES

6.00pm - Gates

7.00pm - Support Act

8.10pm - Whitlams


The Whitlams : March 14,15 & 16 2014

The Whitlams LIVE AT THE QUARRY

are delighted to announce that Tim and the boys will be back in Perth next year to perform under the stars at the Quarry Amphitheatre in City Beach on

Friday 14 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 15  & Sunday 16 March 

The appeal of The Whitlams reaches audiences of all ages and tastes.  With lyrics described as having a ‘charming cynicism’ and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, the Tim Freedman-led Whitlams have become a staple of the Australian music scene. They won Best Group at the 1998 ARIA Awards, as well as Song of the Year and Best Independent Release for their 3rd albumEternal Nightcap.

The current lineup has remained unchanged for the last 10 years and four albums.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNER HEALTHWAY, THESE SHOWS WILL BE SMOKE FREE EVENTS.


 

2007/2008

Lior, Vince Jones, Holly Throsby, Old Man River, The Black Sorrows, Bojeme, James Morrison, Richard Clapton, Kate Miller-Heidke