Award winning singer-songwriter Kate Ceberano returns to WASO as Perth Concert Hall is transformed into the hottest club in town.
Having performed with WASO several times over the years, Kate relishes the opportunity to collaborate, “I have such positive memories of my experience recording my CD and DVD with this fine orchestra. They are a well humoured bunch, phenomenally talented and luscious, and the combination of the Concert Hall itself and the team who look after the orchestra, I feel completely welcomed and a part of the family.”
Disco Wonderland: A Night at Studio 54 is a world where the music doesn’t stop and your night can be as wild as your imagination. Created by Zac Tyler, Disco Wonderland was born out of the most creative and dangerous times in New York City’s history; when the financial sector was moving out and the disco era exploded onto the downtown scene.
Orchestras were pivotal in creating the disco sound, “Although DJs were the ones playing the tracks in the clubs, the magic was created in the recording studios where orchestras provided the colour and epic sound to the electronic backbeat. Disco Wonderland is a rare chance for audiences to hear these songs live as they were originally intended to be heard.” – Zac Tyler, Director and Producer.
Perth Concert Hall will become the hottest club in town with electrifying music from artists like Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Earth, Wind and Fire through to Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive plus much more.
When Zac called, Kate knew this was a show she had to be a part of, “mostly because I was listening to music as a kid and it was the catalyst for me wanting to get into music in the first place, I loved to dance, I love clubbing, I loved fashion, I loved NY, I loved disco.... winning!”
Joining Kate for this epic performance is X Factor finalist Nathaniel Willemse and husband and wife team Ben Mingay and Kirby Burgess.
For Nathaniel, Disco Wonderland is an opportunity to experience an era of music he wasn’t around for, “I've always been told I'm an old soul and I'd like to think so also. Disco music was majority of the time all about beats per minute. Up-tempo songs to get you in the mood to dance the night away. That sound hits home for me. Being a songwriter and starting either on guitar or piano being as raw and organic as possible is what disco music was back in the day and I believe that's where the magic was.”
Its clear Kate can’t wait to dance the night away with audiences in Perth, “Its going to be a wonderful fusion of disco, (electro and orchestral), vintage and a super funky vibe!”
There are no rules, just disco. Welcome to the party.
Perth Concert Hall
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 November – 8pm