A regular fixture on the Perth music scene, MELVE has performed its unique brand of original, high energy jazz at the Perth International Jazz Festival, RTRFM’s Courtyard Club at the State Theatre Centre of WA, His Majesty’s Theatre, WAM Fest 2018, The King Street Festival, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Duke of George, The Moon Café, The Rosemount, and in June 2019 enjoyed a month-long residency at Si Paradiso.

The five-piece ensemble formed at the beginning of 2018, made up of alumni from the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In October 2018, MELVE released its debut EP Volume one., which gained significant attention in the Perth jazz  and broader community. It was launched at the prestigious Perth International Jazz Festival in conjunction with radio station RTRFM’s Courtyard Club event held at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Further, Volume one. was selected as RTRFM’s feature album in November 2018. Following on from Volume one., MELVE released the single Boomerang in 2019, recorded live in collaboration with WAYJO’s Downstairs at the Maj. Watch the trailer here


WHO: MELVE (Sam Hadlow, Sean Little, Austin Salisbury, Kane Shaw, Ryan Daunt)

WHAT: Original, high-energy jazz

WHEN: Saturday 24 September, 6pm-6.55pm

WHERE: Speakeasy, rear Gallery 152, 152 Avon Terrace, York

PRICE: $15

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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