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by Marisa Quinn-Haisu (subscribe)
My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published January 29th 2019
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The Perth Folk and Roots Club is a not for profit organisation that exists to encourage and support local musicians and to organise musical performances that feature folk and roots music. The club was founded in 2012 and has been successful in gaining community support and raising awareness of folk and roots music.

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Keith Anthonisz is President of the Perth Folk and Roots Club


The Perth Folk and Roots Club has several experienced members and is proudly supported by the City of Stirling, the City of Swan, the Town of Victoria Park, the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club and the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts. The club hosts a number of free performances a month. They are always looking for new and upcoming artists to perform in front of an audience. The club offers memberships to help support them. For more information on how you can support the Perth Folk and Roots club, click here.

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John McNair is Treasurer of the Perth Folk and Roots Club


We went and saw the Perth Folk and Roots on 27 January 2019 at the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club. We shook hands with the club president Keith Anthonisz after we arrived and then went to find some seats. There was plenty of tables and chairs to choose from. The show started at 5pm with a duet from Keith Anthonisz and another Perth Folk and Roots Club member named John McNair. I really enjoyed their performance. My favourite song was 'Elvis was a Spy for the FBI' which I thought was really catchy.

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City of Stirling Councillor David Lagan was there to represent the Mayor and to announce that the City of Stirling was going to be supporting the club through a grant


After Anthonisz and McNair finished their set, the audience was greeted with a representative from the City of Stirling, Councillor David Lagan, who was there to represent the mayor and to talk about the City of Stirling's pledge to help support the Perth Folk and Roots Club through a grant in 2019.

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Dave Robertson and the Kiss List put on a great show


The next performance of the night was from Dave Robertson and the Kiss List. Dave Robertson is a singer and a songwriter of indie-folk-pop songs who likes to sing about things like kissing, climate change, and cult 70's novels. The Kiss List released an album in 2017 called Oil, Love and Oxygen and recently completed a tour of Melbourne. The Kiss List were a pleasant blend of alternative and indie. Some people in the audience couldn't resist getting up to dance to them.

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Local singer and songwriter Dilip Parekh from Fremantle closed the night with a number of great songs


The final act of the night was Dilip Parekh from the band Dilip 'n the Davs. Dilip is an Indian Irishman from Fremantle and a prominent songwriter from Western Australia. Parekh typically performs a lot of reggae, ska, funk and grooves in his band Dilip 'n the Davs. He performed a series of covers of traditional folk songs and songs from the 60s and 70s and one original song of his own at the Perth Folk and Roots club.

For more information about the Perth Folk and Roots Club and to find out when their next event is going to be, check out their website or Facebook Page.
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Why? The Perth Folk and Roots Club is a not for profit organisation devoted to folk and roots music that supports and encourages local musicians to strike up a tune.
When: Perth Folk and Roots performed at the Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club on Sunday 27th January 2019 from 5pm to 8pm. Please check out their website and facebook to find out when their next performance will be.
Phone: Aspiring artists should contact the Perth Folk and Roots Club on 0409 676 380​ or email futsys@hotmail.com​
Where: Inglewood Bowling and Sports Club 1 Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley
Cost: Free Entry
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