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Perth Blues Club
The Perth Blues Club is not-for-profit, using all its funds to pay artists and run the Club, and is completely volunteer-run.

Wikipedia - Australian Heavy Metal
Australian heavy metal music has its roots in both the Australian hard rock and pub rock tradition of the 1970s and the American and British heavy metal scenes. Since the mid-80s, Australian heavy metal has been particularly influenced by foreign bands, particularly American and Swedish death, thrash metal and black metal from Norway. Within Australia heavy metal has always remained part of the underground but since the mid-1990s many Australian metal acts have found widespread acceptance in overseas markets, particularly in Europe.

Fatty Lumpkin
Although little remembered today, Fatty Lumpkin were (according to Ian McFarlane) a local institution in Perth in the early 1970s and the various lineups included some very notable musicians. Like several bands of the era (e.g. Galadriel) the group took its name from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, in this case his renowned fantasy novel The Hobbit (Fatty was Tom Bombadil's pony).

WAM Hall of Fame
WAM Hall of Fame
In 2004 a new WAM Hall of Fame was created and since then, people who have made outstanding contributions to the WA contemporary music industry are inducted into the Hall of Fame each year during the WAMi Festival.


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