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Encouraging and supporting folk and roots musicians
The Perth Folk and Roots club supports organisers that feature roots and folk musicians
The Perth Folk and Roots Club was founded in 2012 and has been supporting musicians and organising folk and roots music events ever since. They will be at the Mount Lawley Bowling Club on Saturday the 26th of February for a folk and roots music night. It is part of a reoccurring event that they hold at the bowling club on the fourth Sunday of every month. Entrance is free and performances are scheduled to occur from 5pm to 8pm. It is open to club members and people of the public. The Perth Folk and Roots Club holds a similar event in Guildford on the second Saturday of every month at the Mechanics Institute Hall on 20 Meadow Street.
The Perth Folk and Roots Club hopes to organise more events featuring Folk and Roots musicians
For the event being held on the 26th of February, the Perth Folk and Roots Club has arranged for Ray Pritchard and Greg Bridge to perform. Ray Prichard is a singer and songwriter who was born in New Zealand. He writes "country folky bluesy Australian stuff" and has worked with some of Perth's finest musicians and bands. He is part of a musical collaboration of talented artists called Ray Pritchard's Book of Shapes. His group released their debut EP in September 2014 and a new EP in May 2016 called 43 Years at Ellingtons Jazz Club.
Greg Bridge has a background in singing, songwriting, folk and country music. He played in his first band when he was in high school and established a record company called Just Tracks. He has written over 300 songs and is itching to get back into live performance.
The Perth Folk and Roots Club is supported by the City of Stirling, the City of Swan and the Mount Lawley Bowling Club. The Perth Folk and Roots Cub seeks to encourage folk and root musicians to perform and to organise support for them and community events to showcase their talents.