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Songs That Made Me

Katie Noonan Songs that Made Me

A unique live show featuring Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool and Sam Buckingham performing under the stars in the Perth Cultural Centre for ARTBAR.

Songs That Made Me unites four of Australia's finest female singer/songwriters, Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool and Sam Buckingham to share stories of their influences, artistic journeys and the landmark songs that have sound-tracked their lives. Following a sell-out tour of the East Coast in late 2013, interest and demand has been so great that Katie has revamped the show for another tour in 2014, including the premier performance in Perth!

Drawing from a list of artists ranging from Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Prince, The Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, Sia, George and Frente these artists put a truly unique spin on some of the songs that have shaped their lives. The four singers share the stage for the entire show and collaborate naturally as they discuss and perform the songs, in a relaxed, intimate and spontaneous way.

Katie Noonan explains: “There is nothing I love more than sitting around with my girlfriends, talking and sharing stories. But as a musician, I find we don't get to share the stage with other artists very often - especially female artists. I thought this would be a wonderful and unique opportunity to share the stage through story and song and hang out with cool chicks at the same time! I am very excited to share the space with these gorgeous women whom I admire and respect, and think it will be a very special night for the audience and us!”

A charity album Songs That Made Me will be released in conjunction with Cancer Council of Australia and Universal Music in October.

Date: Thursday 30 October

Price: $48*
Time: Doors open 6pm, main performance 7.30pm

Exhibition: Richard Avedon People

*Booking and credit card fees may apply

ARTBAR Event Details

This ARTBAR event will be held outdoors at the wetlands amphitheatre of the Perth Cultural Centre, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Tickets/Seating: General admission tickets only. Limited unreserved seating. Seating is on paved steps so it is recommended you bring a cushion, blanket or low chair.

What to Bring: Picnic blanket, low chair only, sealed bottled water only.

Not Permitted: BYO beverages (except sealed bottled water), tables, umbrellas.

Food and Drink: A range of food options will be available to purchase. Beer, wine, soft drinks available for purchase.

  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a licensed venue - No BYO.
  • If inclement weather occurs this event will be moved into the Gallery concourse area. No refunds.
    All ARTBAR events are smoke free.
  • All ARTBAR events are 18+. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Photo ID is required for entry.
  • No photography or recording equipment allowed
  • Performance times are only approximate and may be subject to change without notice
    Large bags will require cloaking

The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites

Known for their ethereal, moody sound, Melbourne five-piece band The Paper Kites have had a whirlwind six months since the release of their debut album States. After a national tour, a North American tour supporting City and Colour, plus their own sold-out headlining tour of US/CAN, the band will be back on the road, visiting 11 venues across Australia.

With States debuting at #17 on the ARIA charts, The Paper Kites have clearly cemented their presence in the Australian music scene, having already built up a solid fan base off their two EPs, Woodland and Young North. Being known for creating innovative and mesmerising music videos, it’s no wonder The Paper Kites have received over 10 million YouTube views, a J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of the Year and the 27th spot in Rage’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013 for ‘Young’.

Date: Thursday 19 June

Price: $45*
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, main performance 8pm

Exhibition: Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life

Support: Airling and Phebe Starr


Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan

After erupting back onto the scene with bold soul-rock shot ‘Under Your Skin’ — his first release in over four years, Dan Sultan is set to return and give the first electrifying taste of his upcoming album. Performing both new songs and old favourites, don't miss the chance to hear the explosive rock melodies and snarling, sultry vocals which have won this young songwriter many awards and accolades, including the 2007 Deadly Award for Single Release of the Year, 2010 AIR Award for Best Independent Artist, and 2010 ARIA for Best Male Artist.

Date: Thursday 6 March

Price: $42* SOLD OUT
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, performance 8pm

Exhibitions: IMPACT

Support performance: Jarred Wall, 7pm


Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper

Singer, songwriter, radio and now TV personality Ella Hooper has announced a national tour to celebrate the release of her new single, ‘Wild Stallionz’. Taken from her debut solo album In Tongues, set for release in 2014, the single release will see Ella perform her blend of spiky rock and alt-pop in a string of must-see shows across the country. The musician, formerly the lead singer of legendary rock-pop group Killing Heidi, is currently the co-host of ‘The Aus Top 20’ and is the new team captain on the 2014 return of Australia's favourite music quiz show, Spicks & Specks. Don’t miss this chance to see Ella perform brand new material off this highly anticipated release.

Date: Thursday 8 May

Price: $42*
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, performance 8pm

Exhibition: Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life



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