Perth Folk and Roots Club

11 December 2016: Perth Folk and Roots Club Christmas Celebration is on for Sunday 18th December at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club starting at 5pm. Featured musicians include Old River Kid, Prhyme Duet and John McNair and Keith Anthonisz. Old River Kid is a Fremantle based folk group which has released two digital recordings, Bassett Street and Live @ King Street Studio. Prhyme are an acoustic duo playing organic music, good for your soul around environmental themes, sunset music and engaging songs for all ages with a funny and quirky twist.

6 March 2016: On Sunday 20th March 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club is back on a week early due to Easter with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support.  For this event, Perth Folk and Roots Club has Steve Tallis and Salt. Steve Tallis is a self proclaimed blues shaman who has been performing and recording since the 1960’s and is a major figure in the Perth blues scene. Salt are four women hills singers and musicians from the ukulele group Short and Sweet and Booby Trap with their influences ranging from a capella, ballads, folk and sea shanties. 

20 September 2015: Perth Folk and Roots Club is on Sunday 4th October 2015 after being delayed by a week at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club with City of Stirling support. Featured are Braud & Beau with dobro, double bass and vocals sharing a retro fifties microphone taking a fresh look at country, jazz and roots with a feel just out of the 1950’s. Also featured is Shanine a singer songwriter from the South West of WA who has performed at various venues and events across Australia, Indonesia and Europe and is currently recording her debut album.

30 August 2015: Folk and Roots @ Guildford is back on Saturday 12th September with David McCleave, Aaron Tuckey and John McNair. David Mc Cleave is a guitarist with roots in Glasgow who has a broad love for music. His big commitment is with the Clan, a 5 piece Celtic/pop/rock 'n roll band. Aaron Tuckey is related to David Helfgott and is a trained classical pianist who then started a rock band and is now in his third incarnation musically as he attempts to play the guitar like a piano.

21 December 2014: On Saturday 17 January 2014, Perth Folk and Roots Club with City of Vincent support has the Suntones, Shaun Corlsen, and the John McNair and Keith Anthonisz Duet for Folk and Roots @ Hyde Park from 12.30pm to 3.30pm at Hyde Park, Corner of William and Vincent Streets Perth. Perth Folk and Roots Club is also running a fund raiser selling CD’s for $10 with all proceeds going to Perth Folk and Roots Club. The Suntones are a four piece country/blues roots band and Shaun Corlson is a seonsoned songwriter who has released a number of CD’s.

14 October 2014: On Sunday 26th October 2014, Perth Folk and Roots Club features the Suntones and Rachel Dillon supported by Keith Anthonisz and Steve Warner Jones. The Suntones are a four piece country/blues roots based band from Fremantle and Rachel Dillon is a Perth-based songwriter and folk musician who is a regular at music festivals including Tamworth, Boyup Brook and Canberra.

15 September 2014: On Sunday 28th September 2014, the Perth Folk and Roots Club has Steve Tallis and Cathy Earle supported by Keith Anthonisz and John McNair. Steve Tallis is Western Australia’s self proclaimed blues shaman who has been performing and recording since the 1960’s and is a major figure in the Perth blues scene. Steve is also releasing a new CD this September. 

16 August 2014: Big thank you to Perth Voice newspaper for featuring Perth Folk and Roots Club! 

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22 July 2014: Please note that the Perth Folk and Roots Club set for Sunday 27 July has been cancelled due to renovations taking longer than originally thought at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club. Perth Folk and Roots Club will not be on again until Sunday 24 August. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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The Perth Folk and Roots Club runs a monthly event on the fourth Sunday of the month at Mount Lawley Bowling Club, Corner of Storthes and Rookwood Street in Mount Lawley. The Mount Lawley Bowling Club is hosting the Perth Folk and Roots Club for Members & Guests. Please email info@mlbc.org.au for great value membership offers.  Perth Folk and Roots Club also runs Folk and Roots @ Guildford on the second Saturday of the month at the Mechanics Institute Hall, 20 Meadow Street, Guildford.  The Club is supported by Mount Lawley Bowling Club, City of Stirling and City of Swan. Originally the Perth Folk and Roots Club started at the Oxford Hotel in 2012 by former Committee members of the WA Folk Federation in order to expand venues for musicians to perform.

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15 October 2015: On Saturday 25th October, Perth Folk and Roots Club has has BoobyTrap and Dilip Parekh. BoobyTrap influences range from a capella and heart wrenching ballads, to edgy folk tinged pop songs and rollicking sea shanties.  Dilip Parekh is an Indian Irishman from Fremantle who is a singer/songwriter who writes  his own contemporary eclectic folk material and is more widely known as the front man for high energy band - Dilip n the Davs.  

14 August 2016: On Sunday 28th August 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club will feature Helen Townsend Duet and John Talati. Helen Townsend is a singer songwriter with a country style whose debut CD, Wayward Heart has resulted in nominations for Boyup Brook Country Music Award and WAM awards.  John Talati is a professional musician focussed currently on gospel.  John Talati has been a performer at the Perth Blues Club and also played with Indigo Duck.

23 October 2016: The Perth Folk and Roots Club welcomes back Tout Droit and newcomer Glenn Rogers on Sunday 23rd October.  Tout Droit is a four piece band that specialise in European folk music from the renaissance and mediaeval eras. Their music has a focus on France but has influences from the Middle East and they play Instruments including the violin, piano accordion and hurdy gurdy. Glenn Rogers is a guitarist composer accomplished in both jazz and classical guitar. He has performed in concert venues and festivals in Amsterdam, Belgium, Germany, India and Australia. Glenn has played and composed in diverse styles such as Hindustani and Carnatic music, western classical, Brazilian, European jazz, R&B, bebop, rock and 20th century classical.  

6 January 2017: Perth Folk and Roots Club is starting 2017 on Sunday 22nd January 2017 as part of the City of Stirling Summerset Arts Festival. For this event we have Helen Townsend a singer songwriter with a debut CD, Wayward Heart that has resulted in multiple nominations for awards and Dave Mercy is a singer/songwriter from Fremantle with his "Pictures of You" nominated for WAM Song of the Year.

9 April 2015: On Sunday 26 April, Perth Folk and Roots Club supported by City of Stirling is on again from 5pm with Tout Droit and David Sofield at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club Corner of Storthes and Rookwood Street in Mount Lawley.. Tout Droit is a four piece band that specialise in European folk music from the renaissance and mediaeval eras. Dave Sofield is a singer/songwriter from Fremantle WA.

26 March 2015: On Saturday 11th April, Katey Brooks from the UK and Shaun Corlson will be performing supported by the John McNair and Keith Anthonisz duet at Folk and Roots @ Guildford, Saturday 11th April from 5.00pm to 8.00pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall, 20 Meadow Street, Guildford. Katey Brooks is on tour in Australia and has played London 2012, Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD Festival, a BBC Introducing Stage headliner at Wychwood and several European Festivals.

8 February 2015: On Sunday 22nd February 2015, Perth Folk and Roots Club has Dave Robertson and the Kiss List and the Helen Townsend Duet supported by Keith Anthonisz. Dave Robertson and the Kiss List is an indie pop folk group mixed with violin and mandoline sounds and Helen Townsend is a folk musician with country roots who has played at Perth Blues Club, Mundaring folk Club, the Norfolk Basement and Clancys Fish Pub.

12 June 2014: The Perth Folk and Roots Club was incorporated on 12 June 2014 and will be focussed on both running the Perth Folk and Roots Club every month and establishing other events to support performances by folk and roots artists.

27 February 2016: On Sunday 28th February 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club is back on with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support.  For this event, Perth Folk and Roots Club has Katey Brooks and Rick Steele.  Katey Brooks is on tour in Australia from the UK and has played some amazing shows including London 2012, Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD Festival, a BBC Introducing Stage headliner at Wychwood and others in Europe.  Rick Steele heads up the Perth Blues Club and is one of the best known blues musicians in Perth. 

10 July 2016: The Perth Folk and Roots Club welcomes Freebird and Leanne Bugat to the next Perth Folk and Roots Club on Sunday 24th July.  Freebird features Cindy Stevens who has released an album ‘Live Wire’ and a single UrU & ImI in 2012 and has been a performer on West TV and Foxtel.  Leanne Bugat is originally from Melbourne and has been performing for many years in cover bands and as a solo performer. Leanne recorded her first album in 2005 and entered three songs into an international song writing contest called Song of the year.  Her song “Without condition” finished in first place.

24 January 2017: Perth Folk and Roots Club is starting a new series of Folk and Roots @ Guildford, a monthly series of music performances on the second Saturday of each month. For this event on Saturday 11th February from 5 to 8pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall, 20 Meadow Street, Guildford, we have Ron Smeeton known in Darlington as a local legend on guitar, bass and a working musician who has played with groups including Steve Tallis and the Zar brothers back in the 1970s in the blues band Bitch and Pia a singer songwriter who has been performing in the hills including the A Day in the Forrest Hills Festival.

11 September 2016: The Perth Folk and Roots Club welcomes back Lez Karski and has rescheduled Freebird for the next Perth Folk and Roots Club on Sunday 25th July.  Lez Karski has played with Liverpool funk outfit ‘Supercharge’, worked with Flash & The Pan, Midnight Oil, Yothu Yindi, Jeff Lang and many others in Sydney, and played blues with The Hippos, Bondi Cigars and The Foreday Riders. Freebird features Cindy Stevens who has released an album ‘Live Wire’ and a single UrU & ImI in 2012 and has been a performer on West TV and Foxtel. 

12 May 2015: On Sunday 26th May 2015, Perth Folk and Roots Club features crowd favourites the Suntones and Dilip Parekh supported by Keith Anthonisz. The Suntones are a four piece country/blues roots based band from Fremantle and Dilip Parekh is a Fremantle based songwriter and musician who is an Indian Irishman and is more widely known as the front man for high energy band - Dilip n the Davs.

21 April 2015: On Saturday 9th May, the next Folk and Roots @ Guildford  has the Braud & Beau country duet and Don Neander. Braud & Beau are a country and jazz act with a fresh take on country. Don Neander is a veteran who is classically trained by internationally acclaimed John Williams and also partial to blues and roots with solo performances at Blues at Bridgetown.

4 January 2015: Perth Folk and Roots Club is back in 2015 for its monthly line-up for Sunday 25th January 2015 as part of the Summerset Arts Festival for 2015 with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support.  For this event, the Perth Folk and Roots Club has shaman blues and roots player Steve Tallis and the Fiona Heath Duet.  

2 August 2014: On Sunday 24th August 2014, the Perth Folk and Roots Club has Freewheeling and Lauren Arthur supported by Keith Anthonisz and John McNair with special guest Steve Warner Jones on harmonica. Freewheeling plays roots music and mainly country, bluegrass and folk, although a little jazz, blues, rock and pop is also present.  Lauren Arthur is an emerging singer songwriter from Northam.  She is currently studying at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) for contemporary double/electric bass and plays both guitar and piano.

10 April 2016: On Sunday 24th April 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club has Something Doing and Twisted Bandanna with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support. Something Doing play faithful arrangements of century old ragtime classics on vintage mandolin family instruments. Twisted Bandanna are Anna Campbell on vocals, Willy Woodbine on guitar and Brian Perriera on bass. 

16 November 2015: On Saturday 22nd November, Perth Folk and Roots Club has Steve Tallis and the Jamie David & Jen Goldberg Duet . Steve Tallis is Western Australia’s self proclaimed blues shaman who has been performing and recording since the 1960’s. Jamie David and Jen Goldberg as a duet are more often than not seen fronting the enigmatic “Miracle Band X”. They feature both pared-back acoustic to a more rocking' worldy/jazzy sound with a touch of Freo.

13 November 2016: Perth Folk and Roots Club welcomes back Dave Robertson and the Kiss List and Twisted Bandanna for Sunday 27th November at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club.  Dave Robertson is a story teller though his indie-folk-pop songs and has played at the Nannup, Fairbridge, Earthdance and Fremantle festivals and West Coast Blues and Roots Fringe, as well as playing in Vancouver. Twisted Bandanna is a group that with Anna Campbell (vocals) and Willy Woodbine (guitar) joined by Brian Perriera on bass.



28 June 2015: On Saturday 11 July 2015, the next Folk and Roots @ Guildford   features Lez Karski and Helen Townsend and friends. Lez Karski unique guitar and vocal delivery is known across Australia. Lez played with 'The Nervous Investors' nationally and with the late great Johnny Johnson's band, playing the Narooma and East Coast Blues festivals and appeared on a ‘Live at the Basement’ TV special. Helen recently launched her debut CD Wayward Heart at Clancy's Fish Pub in Fremantle in May 2015.

24 June 2015: Please note that the Perth Folk and Roots Club is not on Sunday 28 June 2015 at Mount Lawley Bowling Club after a cancellation and will be returning on Sunday 26th July.

23 February 2015: On Saturday 14th March, Perth Folk and Roots Club supported by City of Swan is having Folk and Roots @ Guildford  featuring music performances at the historic Mechanics Institute Hall, 20 Meadow Street, Guildford from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.  Justin Walshe Duet and Tim Posey are performing at the inaugural event and the Folk and Roots @ Guildford  will be held on the second Saturday of every month.

11 August 2014: The Perth Folk and Roots Club for Sunday 24th August at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club has been featured in Weekend Notes Check it out out! 


Folk and Roots @ Guildford
Mechanics Institute Hall
20 Meadow Street, Guildford

​Sunday 18 March 2017 

To Be Confirmed

Times: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free Entry


Perth Folk and Roots Club

Mount Lawley Bowling Club

Sunday 26 February 2017 

Ray Pritchard and Greg Bridge

Times: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Lawley Bowling Club Members and Guests Welcome

10 January 2016: On Sunday 24th January, Perth Folk and Roots Club has the Suntones and Matt Delahunty as part of the City of Stirling Summerset Arts Festival with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support.   The Suntones are from Fremantle and are a four piece country/blues roots based band currently playing to the enjoyment of many around Perth and Fremantle.  Matt Delahunty is well known in Australian music history for his Tall Tales and True trio with Matt on vocals and guitar. The band enjoyed ARIA nominations and world-wide tours including US, Canada and England. 

29 October 2015: On Saturday 14th November, Short and Sweet and Dawn Barrington will be performing supported by Keith Anthonisz and John McNair.   Short and Sweet is a Ukulele Group comprising of 3 short and stumpy sheilas from the Perth Hills; sisters Dorothy and Noreen on Concert Ukuleles and Priscilla on Baritone Ukulele.   Dawn Barrington lives in Denmark in the South West and is very much in the folky, earthy, storytelling music tradition.

30 July 2015: On Sunday 8 August 2015, the next Folk and Roots @ Guildford is on and features David Sofield and G String. Dave Sofield is a singer/songwriter from Fremantle and his first album "Pictures of You" released in February 2014 brings together the songs and the collaborative efforts of Dave and Perth guitar virtuoso Errol H Tout. G String is a group named for the unique single-stringed Dustbin Bass played by Fred Warren, which is tuned to G with Will Hepburn on guitar and Kym Livermore on lead vocals.

12 July 2015: On Sunday 26 July 2015, the next Perth Folk and Roots Club show is on featuring John Talati and Twisted Herring at Mount Lawley Bowling Club. John Talati is a performer known at the Perth Blues Club for working with  musicians such as Perth blues and roots men, Indigo Duck featuring Jeff Harrison and John Chopping. Twisted Herring are a six-piece fiddle driven band rapidly gaining a reputation for playing traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes and recently  played at the West End Weekender of the Fremantle Street Arts Festival.

29 May 2015: On Saturday 13 June 2015, the next Folk and Roots @ Guildford   features the Ray Pritchard and Eric Kowarski duet with Ray having lots fans with his gentle acoustic music down South from wineries in Dunsborough to Margaret River and Erik Kowarski being one of WA's most accomplished fiddlers. Steve Tallis, one of Perths best blues artists is also performing and is replacing David Mc Cleave who cant make it.

22 February 2015: On Sunday 8th and 15th March, Perth Folk and Roots Club supported by City of Perth is having Piazza Folk and Roots music performances at the Northbridge Piazza. Piazza Folk and Roots will be from 12.00pm to 3.00pm at the Northbridge Piazza which is located on the corner of James & Lake Streets in Northbridge.  On Sunday 8th March, John Talati’s Gospel group and Rachel Dillon will be on and on Sunday 15th March, Steve Tallis and Monique Serpell are performing.

23 November 2014: On Sunday 23 November 2014, Perth Folk and Roots Club has Littlest Fox playing indie folk fare and Peter Byfield with country blues from Northam, supported by John Talati. Littlest Fox have been busy playing festivals including  Fleurieu Folk Festival, South Australia, Palm Creek Folk Festival in Queensland, Fairbridge Festival in Pinjarra and Illawarra Folk Festival in Wollongong.

1 October 2015: On Saturday 10th October, Folk and Roots @ Guildford has Dave Robertson and Don Neander performing. Dave Robertson is a story teller though his indie-folk-pop songs and has played at the Nannup, Fairbridge, Earthdance and Fremantle festivals and West Coast Blues and Roots Fringe, as well as playing in Vancouver. Dave is supported by the Kiss List featuring Rachel Armstrong.  Guitarist Don Neander is a veteran guitarist who mixes a range of styles.  Don is classically trained and participated in master classes with classical guitar greats John Williams and Turibio Santos.  


Perth Folk and Roots Club

Mount Lawley Bowling Club

Sunday 26 March 2017 

To Be Confirmed

Times: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mt Lawley Bowling Club Members and Guests Welcome

14 June 2016: On Sunday 26th June 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club has Ray Pritchards Book of Shapes and David Sofield. Ray Pritchards has a history with some of Perths best known bands including Visitor, Saracen and Trilogy. Book of Shapes recently released a new EP called 43 Years at Ellingtons Jazz Club in May of this year. Dave Sofield is a singer/songwriter from Fremantle WA.  David recently performed at Ellingtons Jazz Club Night Cap Session with Pete Grandison.

9 May 2016: On Sunday 22nd May 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club has Jook Joint Band and Kerry B Ryan with City of Stirling and Mount Lawley Bowling Club support. Jook Joint Band is a jug band at heart and play jug, washboard, ukulele as well as guitar, bass and drums.   Kerry B Ryan is a blues guitarist from Queensland who performs original blues songs inspired by Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Albert King ,Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson.

12 August 2015: The next Perth Folk and Roots Club show is on Sunday 23 August and features Fiona and Mike Heath Duet and Greg Hastings. Fiona Heath brings expressive performance of acoustic music, jazz and soul as well as original songs and interpretations of Adele and Amy Winehouse. Greg Hastings is a well known figure on the Australian folk scene, from the early 70's at The Stables Folk Club in Perth and the Mucky Duck Bush Band and continues to live the life of a troubadour travelling while performing.

3 December 2016: Perth Folk and Roots Club is working with Greg James Sculpture Studio Gallery at the J Shed in Fremantle for J Shed Folk and Roots on Sunday 11 December, with City of Fremantle support. Featured musicians include  Fiona Heath Duet, John Talati and a Trio of John McNair, Matt Stapleton and Keith Anthonisz. Fiona Heath brings expressive performance of acoustic music, jazz and soul as well as original songs and crowd favourite interpretations of Amy Winehouse. John Talati has been a performer at the Perth Blues Club working with many musicians and also played with well known Perth blues and roots men, Indigo Duck featuring Jeff Harrison and John Chopping.

16 February 2017: Perth Folk and Roots Club is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at Mount Lawley Bowling Club featuring Ray Pritchard and Greg Bridge. Ray Pritchards Book of Shapes is Rays musical collaboration with like minded musicians and they released a new EP called 43 Years at Ellingtons Jazz Club in May 2016.  Greg Bridge is a singer songwriter with folk, a touch of country and a laid back style whose family links him to the Kimberley.  Greg has written almost 300 songs and is following on his urge to get back into live performance.

29 May 2016: On Sunday 12th June 2016 we have the Fremantle Folk and Roots Showcase at the Fibonacci Centre, 19 Blinco Street, Fremantle for from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and entrance is $10.  For this event we have Steve Tallis, Fiona Health, and John McNair and Keith Anthonisz Duet.  Steve Tallis is Western Australia’s self proclaimed blues shaman who is off to Europe and Fiona Heath brings expressive performance of acoustic music, jazz and soul as well as original songs.

1 December 2015: On Saturday 12th December, Folk and Roots @ Guildford is hosting its last event of this series and has Animah Hughes and Twisted Herring.   Aminah Hughes has performed at a number of festivals and venues in Australia & Europe, shared stages with Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Little, GANGgajang & the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Californian songwriter Thom Moore (Mary Black), Mairtin O’Connor Band and renowned Irish traditional & blues musician Seamie O’Dowd.  Twisted Herring are a six-piece fiddle driven band rapidly gaining a reputation for playing traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes. 

13 March 2016: On Saturday 2nd April 2016 Perth Folk and Roots Club is inviting everyone to the Hyde Park Stage area for music and a picnic with its Folk and Roots @ Hyde Park performance on Saturday 2nd April 2016 with City of Vincent support.  The performances are from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at Hyde Park, Corner of William and Vincent Streets Perth.  Performers include Freo acoustic and reggae favourites, the Freo Grasshoppers, Fiona Health with her acoustic, jazz and soul with Amy Winehouse influences, and John McNair, Keith Anthonisz and Vincent performer Matt Stapleton.