In the lead up her the launch of her debut novel Caught, part one of the Caught by the Bad Boys trilogy, Pronto PR arranged an exclusive interview for young 17 year old author Raathi Chota with STM magazine (Sunday Times insert) which was published 24/2/19. Pronto PR also asked STM to provide a teaser which was used in the marketing leading up to Raathi's book launch.
Amy Shark, Pete Murray and Skinnyfish Sound System to light up the stage at the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience
The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience is the highlight of the 10-day Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster held in Kununurra, Western Australia, from 17 to 26 May 2019.
Since its inception 19 years ago, the Kimberley Moon Experience has seen some of Australia’s most talented artists grace its stage, with this year being no different.
Australian music superstars Amy Shark and Pete Murray will be two of the highlights at the ‘Moon’, the Kimberley’s biggest party.
Indi-pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark is best known for her hit singles ‘Adore’, and ‘I said Hi’ from her album ‘Love Monster’ which scored the prestigious Apple Music Album Of The Year Award that also debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. At the 2018 ARIA Music Awards, Shark walked away with four awards including Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release.
Pete Murray had an unlikely start to music. He began as a rising rugby football star but after suffering a bad injury, had to leave his sport behind. He picked up an acoustic guitar, taught himself how to play it and recorded an indie CD that he sold after shows from the back of his Kombi Van.
His debut album, the roots/rock infused ‘Feeler’ (2003), sold six-times platinum in Australia (450,000 copies) and earned 12 ARIA Award nominations. ‘Feeler’ eventually spent over two and a half years in the Top 100. The acclaimed album spawned his classic ‘So Beautiful’ which went on to become the Most Performed Australian Song of the Year.
Pete Murray has released six studio albums, his latest album ‘Camacho’ (2017) was released to critical acclaimed.
Skinnyfish Sound System is a group of DJs, MCs and producers re-imagining some of the oldest music on the planet.
Touted as a modern, tribal party excitement machine, Skinnyfish Sound System brings together some of the best Australian music producers with some of the best Indigenous performers and an extensive back catalogue of songs that places the Didgeridoo at the centre of the sound system.
The Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience caters for all budgets as it includes a family-friendly general admission picnic area, a new mid-tier hospitality area called the Vintage Garden as well as the prestigious Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner. The lavish black-tie dinner includes river boat transfers, exclusive dance floor and champagne, canapés and a full sit-down multi-course dinner under the stars – limited tables of ten and twelve are available.
The Vintage Garden early bird tickets are $140 and includes premium viewing, air-conditioned lounge, a shaded area, two drinks, water and toilets.
Early bird general admission ticket prices are $90 and for the first time, general admission tickets for kids aged 4 to 15 are just $10.
Ticket prices include booking fee and early bird tickets will run until 10th March 2019 or until the allocation is exhausted.
Travel packages with flights from Perth and self-drive from Broome will be available soon through iTalk Travel and Broome, Kimberley and Beyond.
Visitors are urged to start planning their trip now and stay to explore nearby attractions including the Mirima National Park, El Questro, Lake Argyle, Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) or take a river cruise along the Ord, the life force of the region or a scenic flight in order to really appreciate the vastness and beauty of the landscape.
The Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster program includes indigenous culture and dance, food-focussed event FEASTival showcasing the Ord’s food bowl producers, the Gibb River Road Challenge bike ride, a local talent quest where everyone has a go, art classes, a proper country rodeo and laugh-out-loud entertainment from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. More program announcements will be made soon.
Considered one of the last wilderness frontiers in the world, the beautiful untouched Kimberley landscape is as much of an attraction as the Ord Valley Muster’s star line up.
The State Government is a proud supporter of the event through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.
Perth Cabaret Collective scoops award at Fringeworld
Glamourpuss, produced and performed by Perth Cabaret Collective, has wowed audiences at Fringeworld 2019 and scooped a Weekly Award for Best Cabaret Show.
This is the fifth consecutive year Perth’s home grown cabaret troupe has participated in Fringeworld, winning or nominated for an award every year.
The nine-piece jazz band, two singers and seven showgirls received standing ovations every night of their six-night sell-out season that had audiences begging for an encore.
Over 1,350 Fringeworld tickets were sold to Glamourpuss, a Vegas-style show with a heady mix of 1950s big band jazz, sassy show girl glamour and plenty of “Rat Pack” repertoire.
Glamourpuss is one show in Perth Cabaret Collective’s repertoire.
Perth Cabaret Collective was founded by WAAPA graduates Jessica Herbert, musical director and Jessica Gough, producer and choreographer. Both are teachers and mentors in their art form and are actively involved in the arts community.
Ms Herbert is a Manager at the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, teaches at the University of West Australia, plays saxophone in Oz Big Band, Perth Saxophone Rockers and Reece Clark and Friends and is a dedicated saxophone tutor, running courses for young musicians at UWA.
“We are committed to represent Perth at festivals around Australia and we’re committed bringing culture and arts to regional communities,” Ms Herbert says.
The awarding-winning troupe has been invited to perform at the prestigious Melbourne Cabaret Festival in June.
Ms Gough’s passion for cabaret, vintage and contemporary dance styles has taken her across the globe performing and producing.
Also known as The Sugar Duchess, Ms Gough is the Director of the Perth International Burlesque Festival, Production Manager for the Australian Burlesque Festival, part of the Management team for the Australian Burlesque Museum, and Events Manager, Performer and Teacher for Sugar Blue Burlesque.
“Being invited to perform at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival will help to showcase the enormous cabaret talent we have here in Perth, and we hope it will educated and garner community support for cabaret with a whole heap of fabulous flair and fun at the same time,” Ms Gough says.
Ms Herbert says that sending 16 people to Melbourne to perform is a dream come true but a challenge for their ‘struggling artist’ budget.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to assist the troupe and their goal is to raise $12,000.
“We’ve had so much positive feedback from our show at Fringeworld and people have generously donated to our Go Fund Me page to help and we are so very grateful for their support,” says Ms Herbert, who plays baritone saxophone in the band.
Perth Cabaret Collective is Western Australia’s most successful cabaret troupe taking out Fringeworld awards every year since 2015 including ‘Best WA Cabaret’ four times.
The Melbourne Cabaret Festival will be held from June 19 to 30 and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, attracting performers from around Australia and overseas.