Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys are a six piece Perth band dedicated to the performance of exciting live shows.

The music captures a mood reminiscent of the Rat Pack or Louis Prima in Las Vegas in the 50s – swingin' jazz, rockin’ rhythm and blues and good ol' boogie woogie.

Their repertoire also features more contemporary music in a vein similar to artists as diverse as James Brown, Ray Charles and Harry Connick Jr.

Their debut album ‘I've Got News for You’ was released in June 2007.

Adam Hall said we love coming back to Subiaco. It's a great crowd and a great setting to perform.

“The Subiaco Arts Centre is one of the few great acoustic settings in Perth where you can really enjoy the music,” Adam said.

In 2008 The Velvet Playboys toured with legendary Rhythm and Blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely, and have recently performed shows with legends Syl Johnson and Betty Harris.

The Velvet Playboys feature six of Western Australia’s finest musicians; Adam Hall, trumpet and vocals, Tim Forster, tenor sax; Mike Cartwright, trombone; Len Whittle, piano; Graham Local, bass and Joe Whittle on drums.

Adam studied the craft in America at Berklee College of Music, Boston. Adam sings and plays trumpet, trombone, alto sax, piano, euphonium, mellophonium and a little bit of bass and drums for good measure.

So far in his career Adam has played with James Morrison, Darryl Somers, Rolf Harris, Frank Foster (the former leader of the Count Basie orchestra who played with Basie for forty-five years), Don Burrows, Shirley Horn's band, Vanessa Amorossi and Grace Knight to name just a few.

Adam played at the Sydney Olympics, was Artist in Residence at Southbridge Jazz Club (Singapore) and has made tours to Singapore, Boston, New York and New Orleans. He has long been a favourite of Perth’s legion of young swing dancers Australia.

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

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 1300 159 950 or [email protected]
Leigh Jarrett
P: 1300 159 950


City of Subiaco, [email protected] winter concert, free musical event, Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys, 5 September, 2.00pm to 3.30pm, Subiaco Arts Centre



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