CICERELLO’S Fremantle is the place to be this Australia Day with a host of free family-friendly entertainment leading up to the annual City of Fremantle and Cockburn Indian Ocean Skyshow over Bathers Beach.
Organised by Cicerello’s and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Committee, the Freo Grasshoppers and HypnoCats will help get people in the mood at Mews Park – the grassed area next to the restaurant.
HypnoCats kick things off at 5.30pm with funk, rock, soul and pop grooves and three lead singers offering a unique harmony of sounds, providing a repertoire that ranges from 70s classics to the music of today.
The Freo Grasshoppers get into the swing of things at 6.30pm, delivering a mix of rock, reggae, funk and blues, and performing again after the fireworks at 8.30pm.
The vibrant four-piece performs music from the past five decades and even throw in several of their own critically-acclaimed tunes.
With appearances on ABC’s Stateline and more than 600 copies of their album I Guess I’m Back Home sold, the band will release their latest single Pipeline Thinking at the end of the month.
Singer-songwriter Silva Dee said people would get a chance to hear it on Australia Day.
“We’ve already pre-sold 70 copies,” he said. “There’s been a good reception to it so far with people liking the music and the lyrics.
“The band is really humming at the moment – we have some very experienced and dedicated musicians involved and produce quite a different style.
“We’re hoping to get a really good crowd at Cicerello’s before we do some touring in anticipation of our next album release, Taking You Home Tonight, at the end of April.”
Cicerello’s owner Henry Liascos said the added entertainment made the area come alive, attracting people from near and far keen to enjoy Australia Day.
“January 26 has always been about the relaxed Aussie lifestyle and this is simply our way of providing something for people to enjoy in anticipation of the fireworks,” he said.
“It’s always good to have homegrown talent on hand playing to an enthusiastic crowd and the best fish and chips and seafood are just a stone’s throw away.
“It gives both Cicerello’s and the surrounding Fishing Boat Harbour area a real vibrancy and energy.
“I’m always pleased when there’s so much colour and entertainment on offer for people visiting Cicerello’s, helping to make their dining experience more of an adventure and a complete evening out.”
The Indian Ocean Skyshow fireworks display starts at 8pm. Mews Road and Warden Lane will be closed from 7pm to 9pm.
HypnoCats will be playing at Cicerello’s as part of the free entertainment leading up to the fireworks on Australia Day.
The Freo Grasshoppers are playing at Cicerello’s before and after the fireworks, also previewing their new single Pipeline Thinking.
Cicerello's is a unique dining experience in the heart of Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour and also Mandurah’s Peel Inlet in Western Australia
For more than 100 years the name has meant not only the best fish and chips in a great location in the heart of Australia’s largest fishing boat harbour, but also freshly-caught seafood including oysters, mussels, crabs and lobster, enjoyed with beer, wine or champagne at the water's edge.
The characteristic informal and friendly atmosphere of cicerello's, matched with live family entertainment and value-for-money is better than ever. Customers include locals, as well as national and international tourists, all taking time to peer into the big aquarium that is a special Cicerello’s feature.
Cicerello's world-class aquarium display provides an amazing experience, allowing you to explore the spectacular local marine environment, without even getting your feet wet.
With more than 22m of aquaria containing over 20,000 litres of water, our team of aquarium staff have created a “Noah’s Ark” with more than 50 species of marine life, all caught in Fremantle waters.
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