Friday, August 13th, 2010
Three of Perth’s favourite performance poets’ team up for an afternoon of home-grown fun at [email protected] with musings on everything from Rottnest Islands famed quokkas to the adventures of Eric the campervan on Sunday 15 August.

The line-up includes ‘yarn spinner extraordinaire, Peter Capp. Peter was born in Cooma in the Snowy Mountains in the 1950s. Thirty years on Peter is living in WA, and has found a niche as a storyteller and poet. His larrikin style had him in high demand at poetry venues such the Leederville Hotel, the West End and Clancy’s Fish Pub both in Fremantle. He continues to host various poetry and folk events in the city and country towns.

A regular at many country festivals throughout Australia, Peter has won both state and national yarn spinning champion titles. Peter is not only a story teller but has a large repertoire of poetry, both his own and those of others, traditional and contemporary. Peter has had three books published.

Jeff Swain is a wharfie and accomplished performer on several instruments, including the harmonica and banjo. He is a versatile bush poet and also has several published books and CDs.

Phil Strutt has long been known as Rottnest Island's self- appointed poet laureate; with poems covering such gems as ’The Constipated Quokka’ and ’The Guide Who Got Lost’. Phil entertains and delights - if you are not smiling or laughing, you are definitely not listening!

Peter Capp said they had a choice of performing at the Sands in Las Vegas or at the winter [email protected] concert and Subi won three votes to nil.

“Our vast fan base lives around Subiaco, so of course we couldn’t let the fans down!,” Peter said.

“We look forward to sharing our style of Australian humour, song and verse in this warm community setting," he said.
Tickets are free and are available on the day from 1.15pm, with concerts starting at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm, including a short break to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine from the Subiaco Arts Centre bar.

The [email protected] series is a free community concert series that covers a mix of themes and genres suitable for all ages. The series runs every Sunday through to 3 October at the Subiaco Art Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco. For more information visit or contact the city on 9237 9222.

Season at a glance

15 August Yarn Spinners and Bush Poets
With Peter Capp, Jeff Swain and Phil Strutt

22 August Grace Barbé & Seychelles Rhythms

29 August Urban Cowboy Band

5 September Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys

12 September Angel Sounds
Featuring Bronwyn Wallis

19 September Sabroson – Contemporary Afro-Cuban music

26 September The DomNicks
Classic rock ‘n’ roll with Perth’s rock legends

3 October Justin Freind
Perth’s favourite tenor

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This media release relates to the next performance of the City of Subiaco’s [email protected] concert series being held this winter. The concert series is now in its twenty-third season and aims to provide the community with free accessible entertainment for the local Subiaco residents to enjoy.

Please feel free to include information on this upcoming concert in your public community announcements or media publication and help let the local community know about the wonderful free entertainment being presented. If you would like to arrange an interview or would like more information please contact our media representative, Leigh Jarrett, on 01300 159 950 or [email protected]
Leigh Jarrett
P: 1300 159 950


City of Subiaco, [email protected] winter concert, free musical event, 15 August, 2.00pm to 3.30pm, Subiaco Arts Centre



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