Sunday 4th March
Redhill Auditorium
Lot 2, Toodyay Rd, Red Hill, WA 6056.

Nesian Roots Entertainment, Reggae By Nature & JNM Group come together with Moana Pasifika to form the biggest production of Polynesian Festivals ever celebrated in Western Australia! Kicking off on the 3rd of March at the Success Regional Sporting Complex, Hammond Road, Success – Moana Pasifika presents The BHP Billiton Pacific Sporting and Arts Festival 2012 as the community comes together to celebrate …the pride and passion of Maori and Pacific Island cultures through cultural song, dance, speech, art, food and sport. Then to finish off the weekend on Sunday afternoon, Nesian Roots, Reggae By Nature & JNM Group presents ??? PACIFIC VIBES FESTIVAL PERTH ??? at Red Hill Auditorium! A celebration not to be missed, doors will open at 400pm and this event will run through till 1200am.
This festival will consist of A pure polynesian line-up with 5 of your favourite artists from Aotearoa & Hawaii

-REBEL SOULJAHZ ****First time in OZ****
-HOUSE OF SHEM
-1814
-THREE HOUSES DOWN
-SONS OF ZION

Tickets $110+BF Available from January 11th. Find your shuttle information here: http://www.redhillgigs.com.au/contents/shuttles.htm?id=22

Transport will be available from the Sporting Complex to our Pacific Vibes Festival! Be apart of history as Polynesian Celebrations take Western Australia By Storm!

Matt Corby has certainly carved a unique path for someone that started his career aged 16 on a reality TV talent show in 2007. In 2009, he independently released his debut EP Song For… before relocating to London and signing with renowned UK indie label Communion after capturing the attention of the labels owner; Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons fame.

Still only in his early 20s, Matt Corby’s songs and vocals elicit a sensation that is nothing short of captivating. Having previously been compared to legendary artists such as Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley, Matt’s songs continue to deliver a uniqueness and maturity well beyond his years while his live performances have become renowned for bringing large audiences to a complete stand still.

After recording with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve) and releasing his hauntingly beautiful EP, Transition To Colour in late 2010, Matt has been busy engaging audiences with his live shows. Matt spent the earlier part of 2011 playing sold out shows in London and showcasing at SXSW in Austin, Texas in February before coming back to Australia to play a string of intimate Secret Garden shows in fans backyards throughout NSW and Victoria. He soon after joined UK band Elbow as the main support on their national tour of sold out Splendour sideshows in July.

After spending the last few months writing, Matt spent most of September 2011 recording his soon to be released EP, Into The Flame, with producer Tim Carr (Ernest Ellis, Jonathan Boulet).

Into The Flame, showcases a fresh injection of soulful growling vocals and bluesy melodies bound together with his already unique style of melodic folk. Lyrically raw and endearingly honest, his songs take the listener through an introspective and heartfelt journey. The EP also features a duet with Matt’s dear friend and keyboardist Bree Tranter, previously of Australian band, The Middle East.

Lead single Brother is now at radio with EP Into The Flame now on sale.

We thought we would follow up last weeks international double header with another.

Big Ape presents…. DEM SLACKERS.

With support form Big Ape residents.

Despite being only 20 years old Dem Slackers has quite a few titles to his name. He found his love for producing about five years ago and decided to spend more time making music in 2008. his attitude towards music can be described as; “Slack More”.

Since then he has signed four EP’s (Wearhouse, BMKLTSCHRCRDS, Chew The Fat! (UK) and Ministry of Sound(Aus)), made official
remixes for Lil’ Wayne, Foamo and Mightyfools and a bootleg remix of Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night. He was asked to remix for Kissy Sell Out’s San City High and Bart B More’s Secure Recordings to name a few. Next to producing he also started out DJing not long after, and his live act was soon discovered and praised by many – his tracks are supported by Tiësto, Crookers, Steve Aoki, Fake Blood, Don Rimini, Sinden, Tommy Sunshine, Mightyfools and many more.

2011 seems to be his road to international break-through. Tiësto invited him to Ibiza to Club Privilege, he had his first official UK tour and his first official ‘down under’ tour in Australia. With dj sets in Portugal, Germany, Belgium and France he is taking over Europe. Also, he DJed at the biggest pop festival in the Netherlands; Lowlands 2011.

www.facebook.com/dddemslackers

www.demslackers.com

You know the rest.

Two Rooms
Ape man
International Guest
DJ’s that can actually beat match
Jungle Juice
Party everywhere
Cowabunga dude

VIP ENTRY

Jump on www.thebigape.com.au and become a member to receive all the info on all upcoming parties and priority/VIP entry.

$15 ON THE DOOR

Dress code – No fight wear, No rat tails, No gold chains, Leave your dress shoes at home guys, No Shorts, No thongs, No bad or bro attitudes. We are a female friendly venue.

Please contact info@thebigape.com for all birthday/function requests.”

Everything Baking Exhibition on 4-5 February 2012
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 9am – 5pm daily

Everything Baking is a new exhibition for Australia launched in Perth by Cake Artists Australia,  established on the back of the popularity of cooking and cake decorating shows on TV and Foxtel.  

 This exhibition will feature all the latest products and services to the baking and cake decorating industries, as well as baking and cake competitions.  The event is expected to attract well over 4000 international, national and local visitors and costs $16 to enter.

A Cake Convention will also be held in conjunction to the Exhibition, hosting some of the nation’s best bakers and cake decorators for a 2 day sharing and demonstration event.

Buddy Valastro Live– Cake With the Boss

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Sunday 5 February 2012.  2pm – 4pmBuddy Valastro, star of his famous hit series aired on Foxtel, will present his first Australian Live performance in Perth!

Share with Buddy this rare opportunity for an afternoon of cakes, fun and stories from his hit series. Buddy will even invite a few audience members to join in on the fun, so don’t miss this chance to see the Boss live and in person.

The all-ages show will also feature stories about Buddy’s colourful Italian family, live demonstrations of techniques that have made him famous, and audience questions.

TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH TICKETEK OR CALL 132849

Visit www.cakeartistsaustralia.com.au for other events

Australian stunner, Jennifer Hawkins will be heading to Perth shores for the launch of Blanca – WA’s first premier white party – at Matilda Bay on Sunday 4 March. 

Blanca party fever will sweep the city on the Labour Day long-weekend and has been pegged as the ultimate party to farewell the summer. As a hot new addition to the social calendar and with a limit of 1,000 tickets available, the exclusive event will offer Perth’s glamorous set a lavish afternoon of socialising with one of the world’s most beautiful women, whilst enjoying gourmet food, premium beverages and music by 2011’s home-grown break out talent, DJ Mishtee.

Set under a white luxury marquee with picturesque views of the Swan River, Blanca is a sophisticated alternative to the pub-style summer session and music festival experience in Perth.

Inspired by the growing popularity of high-end celebrity white parties across the globe, event manager, Georgia Averbuj is thrilled to be introducing a new calibre of event experiences to the people of Perth, and is urging Western Australian’s to embrace this end of summer party in their finest white threads.

“The event concept was developed in response to the growing trend of premium ‘white parties’ and a demand for luxury lifestyle events in Perth. We’ve taken inspiration from P Diddy’s annual white party and Elton John’s ‘White Tie and Tiara’ ball to deliver a new generation of event with a sophisticated and modern edge. There will be a strict ‘white’ dress policy, so we hope to see a sea of people in their most fashionable whites.” Georgia said.

“We are thrilled to have Jennifer Hawkins and DJ Mishtee on board for the first Blanca event,” she said. “Perth-born musician, DJ Mishtee has carved a name for herself in the entertainment industry having played support for acts like Big Boi (previously Outkast) and Jen’s natural beauty coupled with her chic, relaxed style is the epitome of what we want Blanca to be,” said Georgia.

Jennifer Hawkins said she is delighted to be coming to Perth.”WA is one of my favourite destinations, so I’m looking forward to coming over for Blanca’s annual premiere event.  It’s going to be so much fun and I’m very excited,” she said.

Blanca will take place from 4pm -10pm on Sunday, 4 March 2012 on the banks of Matilda Bay. Ticket prices start at $250 which includes an afternoon of gourmet food catered by Matilda Bay Restaurant, premium beer, wine and champagne, soft drinks, live entertainment and the opportunity for guests to be pampered at the ‘Blanca Beauty Bar’.

For ticket and event information, please visit www.blanca.com.au and follow @Blanca_Perth on Twitter and Facebook.

I Am Giant started 2012 with the awesome news that the video for their first single ‘Neon Sunrise’ made it to NUMBER FOUR in the Rage Top 50 videos of 2011!

Then a few days later they found out that their debut album, ‘The Horrifying Truth’ , was No 5 in the Fist2Face Top 10 Rock albums of 2011. 

To top it all off influential US website RCRD LBL also featured the single ‘Neon Sunrise’  (just quietly the video features world champion surfing legend Kelly Slater).

I Am Giant have spent most of 2011 touring through Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK supporting the release of their critically acclaimed debut album produced by Forrester Savell and released via Sony Music Entertainment Australia. 

‘like the best bits of DLC, Birds of Tokyo, and Shihad, mashed up and melded into sonically, splendireous ear-candy’ 5 stars Zoo Mag

After touring through Australia last year with Dead Letter Circus and Trial Kennedy, I Am Giant are returning to Australia to play their own gigs
in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Artist Voice and CRS Management presentsI AM GIANT ‘THE HORRIFYING TRUTH’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR Support bands to be announced. 

Wed 15th Feb                Sydney – Beach Road in Bondi
71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 

Thurs 16th Feb               Melbourne – The Espy                                      
11 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182

Friday 17th Feb             Perth – Amplifier                                     
383 Murray Street, Perth 6000 

Saturday 18th Feb         Brisbane – X@Y                                       
648 Ann Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Both Sydney and Melbourne shows are free entry. Tickets for Perth and Brisbane shows available from Thursday 19th of January at 10am.  Perth show from moshtix.com.au and Brisbane from oztix.com.au. 

 http://www.iamgiant.com   |   www.bandit.fm/iamgiant