Gemma Farrell Quintet

The Rechabite | Sunday, 3rd January | Buy tickets

I suspect I’ll be spending a few summery evenings on the rooftop of one of Perth’s most buzzing establishments The Rechabite and checking out the Gemma Farrell Quintet is likely to be my first gig of the year. Gemma Farrell is one talented musician, a jazz saxophonist, composer and lecturer at WAAPA, she’s performed around the world, been nominated for a swag of awards and with her Quintet released the bright Organised Chaos in 2018. At The Rechabite, she’ll be delivering a few surprises in the form of new material from their anticipated upcoming second album. Grab a gin and tonic, settle in and welcome 2021 with a little sophistication.

The Beatles “Abbey Road” performed by The Savoy Truffles

Badlands | Friday, 8th January | Buy tickets

For many people, including myself, nobody or group has been a bigger influence on them musically as The Beatles. Their impact is still present is many artist’s works, and whilst we’ll never get the opportunity to experience it first-hand, this may be the next best thing. The Savoy Truffles a group of local talent will be playing The Beatles’ monumental album Abbey Road. With a band consisting of some heavy hitters like, Michael DeGrussa (piano, guitar, vocals), Steve Hensby (guitar, vocals), Elysia Murphy (keys, vocals), Josh Dyson (bass) and Greg Brenton (drums) this will no doubt be a magic night.

The Ali Bodycoat Quartet

The Ellington Jazz Club | Saturday, 9th January | Buy tickets

Recently I had the pleasure of attending an awesome concert called Eurythmics Reimagined which featured three singers presenting a different persona of Annie Lennox. The stand-out for me was the irrepressible Ali Bodycoat who is all flair, class and a touch of diva. She’s a local legend amongst the jazz community and one of the most respected vocalists in the industry. Her voice is nothing but sublime and at the Ellington, she’ll be performing jazz classics and standards that will remind you why there’s no better way to spend an evening than listening to live music.