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The City's Arts Development Scheme is a fund designed to develop new audiences in the Joondalup area. The aim of the scheme is to bring professional performing arts companies and artists into the City of Joondalup, for performances and workshops. The scheme provides an opportunity for professional performing arts organisations in Western Australia to develop an audience base in the northern metropolitan area of Perth. Organisations, individuals and collectives can apply for up to $10,000.00. Projects may be any performing arts initiative which engages the community and meets the funding criteria.

Rory Gallagher Tribute Show

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After a hiatus of several years, The Rory Gallagher Tribute is back at the PBC courtesy of the Gary Cox Band and special guests. Gary and the band will perform two sets: the first will be wholly dedicated to Gallagher's music, while the second set will be a jam around a selection of favourite blues numbers.

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The only thing better than going to BIGSOUND 2017 is owning official and exclusive merchandise from its acts.

Thanks to our pals at Fender and The Music, we have a guitar filled with signatures from names such as Caiti Baker, Polaris, Hockey Dad, Cub Sport, Dear Seattle, Slotface, The Cactus Channel and many, many more that could be yours. 
 
To get your hands on this exclusive Fender Stratocaster, valued at over $2000, all you have to do is bid for it on Support Act’s eBay store. All proceeds will go towards Support Act's crisis services for artists and music workers. 
 
We’d like to thank everyone at Fender, The Music, BIGSOUND and all artists involved for supporting Support Act! For further info on our work please visit www.supportact.org.au
 
Best wishes,
The Support Act team
 
 
Thank you for your support of our crisis relief programs for artists and music workers. 
Find out more at www.supportact.org.au
The Vibrolators

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Those Wild West Coast Hipsters Of The Blues, The Vibrolators are back with their 20th Anniversary Tour with special appearances by the wonderful Miss Peta Lee and Ali Penny, and the first gig is right where it started at the Perth Blues Club back in 1997.

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By  - © Rolling Stone 

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday (3 September) at the age of 67.

Becker missed Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts in July as he recovered from an unspecified ailment. "Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon," Fagen told Billboard at the time. Becker's doctor advised the guitarist not to leave his Maui home for the performances.

Becker and Fagen first became collaborators when they were both students at New York's Bard College. After working as songwriters (Barbra Streisand's "I Mean to Shine") and members of Jay and the Americans' backing band, the duo moved to California in the early Seventies to form Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch – alongside guitarists Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and singer David Palmer.

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