Featuring some good folk who play good folk music.
A low-key series of busking sets from The Happy Girls, Jack Davies, Sauvage and George Burton. Good Folk Friday will also feature artists who took part in the City of Perth Busking Program in partnership with Propel. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to share in the performance, by contributing songs and poems on the open-mic, if they feel like it!
Come sit on the Perth Cultural Centre steps and soak up some good folk, on Good Friday.
About the good folk
The Happy Girls
The Happy Girls is the folk (in-and-out of focus) project of duo Alexander Turner and Be Gosper. The two work to expand each other’s poetry through intricately wound melody and song. Overarching vocal lines and bright guitar arrangements support wholesome lyrics, sharing their enjoyment of life’s everyday simplicities and stories. With guitars in hand and voices strong, they hope to sing your heart right home.
Jack Davies is a 19-year-old folk singer/songwriter from Fremantle. Influenced by his experience growing up in the vibrant local poetry and music scene, his songs are lyrical and often witty folk tales of suburban Perth.
Alice Chevalley (aka: Sauvage), uses music to explore the complexity of self-identity and emotion. At 20 years old, Alice uses ukulele to play tunes which reflect her signature style of juxtaposing happy melodies with deeply self-reflective lyrics. Alice’s vision is to stir strong emotions within, to heal and inspire growth in people. This passion lead Alice towards busking, where audiences are encountered genuinely and without pretence.
George Burton is a 14-year-old singer songwriter based in Perth. He loves performing and writing songs, and playing guitar as well. He has performed at many events such as the Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival and Mandurah Crab Fest. He writes mainly acoustic and folk songs and has just recently started a band called Sugarkane Toads.
When: Friday 19 April, 2pm - 4pm
Where: James Street Amphitheatre, Perth Cultural Centre
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.