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Saturday 16th November

40 Years of Jamdown Vershun

CELEBRATE 40 Years of Jamdown Vershun RTR 92.1fm, November 16 at The Railway Hotel and Port Beach Garden Bar.
Imagine Perth 40 years ago… now imagine Saturday afternoons with the sounds of reggae blasting through a radio at a time when classical music and radio play’s reigned supreme. That sound was Vershun Galore; the pre-cursor name of the show we now know as Jamdown Vershun.
Founded for a trial run in July 1979, by Tim Walker, General Justice, Dave Cooper, William Jamison, Graham Hilton and John Briggs the program on RTFM, known then as 6UVS was something completely different and brought contemporary Jamaican and African music to the airwaves that had never heard such sounds before. The show was kept on and Jamdown was born.
In 1988, all but General Justice dropped out of the show to concentrate on other aspects of life and radio, but the General stayed true. Now, 40 years later, Perth has changed but Jamdown Vershun continues and General Justice is still bringing you the best in Jamaican and African music every Saturday afternoon, air horns and all.
Bringing you the best in reggae, dancehall, ridims, afro beat, ska, two tone and all the music that lies between every Saturday afternoon on your radio.
We invite you to celebrate with us Saturday November 16th at The Railway Hotel and Port Beach Garden Bar in Fremantle as we say thank you and celebrate with the Jamdown crew.
From 5pm catch the live sounds of the show as they broadcast live on the massive Voyager Sound System. Then from 7pm catch the DJ styles of Razor Jack, Bun Dem DJs, Benn Madz and Kreem, DJ Alpha T and the Jamdown Crew – General Justice, Mumma Trees, Simba and Upfront as they break the sound barrier with classic reggae and pulsating dancehall.
Inside catch the sounds of best live reggae in town with Jahfyre, The Weapon Is Sound, Little Pedro, THE U-NITES and the legendary Sunshine Brothers.
They’ll be food from Caribbean Corner and rum specials all night.
Celebrate with us as we salute one of the longest running radio programs on the Planet and the best dam reggae program in Australia.
WHAT: 40 Years of Jamdown Vershun
WHEN: Saturday November 16, 5pm-12am
WHO: Jah Fyre, Little Pedro, Weapon Is Sound, The U-Nites, Sunshine Brothers, Razor Jack, Bun Dem DJs, Benn Madz and Kreem, DJ Alpha T and the Jamdown Crew
WHERE: The Railway Hotel & Port Beach Garden Bar
TICKETS: Free from 5pm – 7pm
Presales $20 + BF RTRFM subscribers, $25 + BF general public via or Oztix. All BF are contributed by Oztix back to RTRFM.
Limited door sales available on the night. Gold subscribers receive free entry.

Time: 5pm - 12am
Venue: Railway Hotel and Port Beach Garden Bar

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Friday 20th December

Courtyard Club 2019


State Theatre Centre of WA and RTRFM are excited to announce the return of The Courtyard Club, a free
8-week concert series taking place every Friday evening from 1 November to 20 December in the State
Theatre Centre Courtyard.

RTRFM are pleased to be teaming up with The State Theatre Centre of WA for the sixth year to bring live,
local music into the heart of Northbridge at the iconic State Theatre Centre Courtyard. The Courtyard Club
has become the perfect place to start your weekend with friends while experiencing live radio and local
music for free. This year, we have more live music with two bands playing each Friday as you wind down
from a hard week at work.

It all kicks off on Friday November 1 as part of WAMFest, as we team up with WAM to present three
amazing local artists. From 5pm catch the sounds of Grace Sanders, Your Girl Pho and Adrian Dzvuke
before the team from Soulsides go live with an extended DJ set.

On 8th of November we are teaming up with the Perth International Jazz Festival again for a free jazz
concert under the stars. Alongside Saturday Jazz’s Warren Kimble you can see and hear the live sounds of
the Tim Voutas Quartet.

Throughout the series you can enjoy the eclectic and magical sounds of Chelsea Cullen, trip hop
magicians Trisk, energetic upstarts Tether, neo soul wunders Demon Days, the jangle pop of Thee Gold
Blooms, fuzzed-up gogo rock n roll of Catzilla, the ambient wonder of the Lana Rothie Quartet, the legendary and
otherworldly harmonies of Simone & Girlfunkle.

We then close the series out with a celebration of five years of Cloud Waves, RTRFM’s wavy, underground
hip hop show. The team will present their program alongside live sounds of Otiuh and WA’s queen of hip
hop Hyclass. Then stick around for an end of year party to remember as DJ Aslan, Sleepyhead, Nora
Zion, Super Flog, Cee and Hyclass DJ into the night.

Each live set will be followed DJ’s from some of your favourite RTRFM presenters, featuring Will Bixler
(Out to Lunch), James Allen (Giant Steps), DJ Salty (All City), Aiofe Daly (Rock Rattle ‘n’ Roll) and
Libby Noble.

The Courtyard Club is an all-ages event with licensed bar and food options, making it the perfect meeting
place to celebrate the end of the working week.

Enjoy free live radio from RTRFM and local music under the stars in the beautiful surrounds of the State
Theatre Centre Courtyard every Friday from 1 November ‘til 20 December.

State Theatre Centre Courtyard

5pm ‘til late

Week 1 – Friday November 1 – Presented by WAM
Grace Sanders, Your Girl Pho, Adrian Dzvuke and Soulsides DJs

Week 2 – Friday November 8
Presented by the Perth International Jazz Festival
Tim Voutas Quartet

Week 3 – Friday November 15
The Psychotic Reactions & Butter – DJ Wil Bixler (Out To Lunch)

Week 4 – Friday November 22
Chelsea Cullen & Trisk – DJ James Allen (Giant Steps)

Week 5 – Friday November 29
Tether & Demon Days – DJ Salty (All City)

Week 6 – Friday December 6
Thee Gold Blooms & Catzilla – DJ Aiofe Daly (Rock Rattle n Roll)

Week 7 – Friday December 13
Lana Rothie Quartet & Simone & Girlfunkle – DJ Libby Noble

Week 8 – Friday December 20 – Cloudwaves Turns 5
Otiuh & Hyclass – Cloudwaves Crew

Courtyard Club is proudly presented by State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth International Jazz Festival and
WAM (West Australian Music).

Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: State Theatre Centre Courtyard