- The Age
‘Abbe May is a black sheep in a pop paddock groaning with nice girls.’
Rock ‘n’ roll badass Abbe May is a femme fatale shredder who has carved a name for herself as a chameleon of musical genre-hopping. She returns with her strongest effort yet – FRUIT, an album of electro-soul explosions, underpinned with the personal tales of someone who has found her roar. With the launch of this album, May presents Clam Jam – a mini-festival celebrating women in music. With an all-star line-up of Australia’s finest female legends this joyous showcase of musical prowess and kickass talent is a night for everyone to feel the love.
To celebrate Clam Jam, we present blues-spiked powerhouse Mojo Juju and the reformation of one of Perth’s best-loved indie punkers, Sex Panther. Established in 2005 these sass queens were self-professed ‘boozehound babes’ who created a joke band that went on to kick plenty of rock ass. Welcome back ladies.
Rounding out the bill we are thrilled to feature Thelma Plum, she of the warm colloquial purr. A singer-songwriter of divine proportions, Plum is the heartbreaker who traverses genres with a deftness and mischief that is instantly captivating.
We've also got the ideal backdrop to the music, thanks to some spectacular photographic images celebrating women in music from the documentary Her Sound, Her Story.
Want to live it up as a VIP at the Gardens? Limited VIP Experience seats are available for each show at the Chevron Gardens this year. With a guaranteed seat within the VIP area and your own dedicated cash bar, grab your friends and be the envy of everyone at the Gardens.
Image: Thom Perry
She’s been dubbed WA’s Lucinda Williams and there’s no denying Carla Geneve’s robust vocals and deft songwriting are worthy of such lofty comparisons. Geneve’s music is shaped by her experiences as a south-west teenager, and local industry and music fans alike are touting her as the best talent to come from Albany in decades. From 6pm.
EAT DRINK DANCE
Join Perth’s best dinner party and dive into mouth-watering eats while the Gardens Stage serves up sizzling beats, no ticket necessary!
We’re bringing the bangers to the Chevron Gardens and there is no better way to get you moving than by you choosing your own live playlist. Book tickets to three or more gigs in a single online transaction and you will unlock a special 15% discount.
Purchase your Gardens Pass here.
14 Feb 2018