For seven days in October, Suburban Vibes is hosting 25 artists in nine spaces in Subiaco, bringing their signature chilled and intimate style that has seen them sell out shows in Fremantle and across WA.
14-year-old talent Mitchell Santiago will launch the series with a free performance at the Subiaco Skate Park on Friday 8th October. The multi-instrumental star’s EP ‘Falling’ has had over 500,000 streams on Spotify as well as Triple J airplay.
Some of the ‘must-see’ local talent includes indie/folk singer out of Margaret River, Duncan Saige; poetic singer/songwriter Helen Shanahan who returned to Perth last year from the UK; and the much-hyped Teischa with her smoky R&B-infused pop.
There’ll also be foot-stomping grooves from Ben Catley, emotional folk bangers from “electrician slash muso” Jordy Maxwell, and Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks launch their new EP ‘Shadows and the Night’ at the Regal Theatre with special guest Nika Mo.
Suburban Vibes was started in 2016 and has been changing the way people experience live music ever since.
“Our first show came about when Nathan Hawes put a call out on his social media channels for someone to host an intimate backyard gig for 70 of his fans. We put our hands up and the next day opened our suburban backyard and home. We were blown away and wanted to do it all over again,” says founder Regan Grant.
With Suburban Vibes shows selling out in record time, Regan and her team have now expanded from backyards into larger spaces, but their backyard-hangs ethos remains.
Last year they organised a series of sold-out 'Winter Warehouse' shows at the Assembly Yard and have been hosting touring acts including Kim Churchill – “even with a crowd of 250, you could still hear a pin drop,” she says.
Subiaco is renowned for its eclectic architecture and multicultural dining scene, making it the ideal destination to host this exclusive music series. By day, it's one of Perth's most vibrant districts with a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere. By night, Subiaco becomes a hub of activity with locals and visitors flocking to its restaurants, pubs and clubs and theatres.
Suburban Vibes in Subiaco runs from Friday 8 - Saturday 16 October and is an initiative of See Subiaco. For more information and to buy tickets, head to seesubiaco.com.au/vibes