The music scene is in Denmark is thriving. With rich local artists performing throughout the region to frequent concerts by well-known artists. Denmark is well represented both by it's musicians and as a music destination venue for popular artists.
Music is greatly supported in Denmark. Emerging singers, bands and all musicians, epecially our young people, are given a platform to perform throughout the year!
There are several venues in town where you can do some toe tapping and singing along to live music. Freehand Cellar Door is popular on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and the Boston Brewery has frequent live music.
The Denmark Hotel also has some of the best local live acts on Friday nights! The Denmark Tavern can also has live music. Rockcliffe Winery has great music and entertainment evenings including Castelli Estate has pulled off some great concerts each year with past internationally accliamed artists like Jimmy Barnes, the Waifs, Icehouse and the John Butler Trio.
There are many music events and festivals held throughout town at various times of the year, run by Denmark Arts. Many are held at the Artshouse.
There are so many fabulous Denmark musicians and artists. There is also a spirit of musical mentorship, our experienced musicians always happy to teach our youth and provide them opportunities to get out on stage!
Each year at the end May, beginning of June, Denmark hosts the Festival of Voice. Local, National and International artists come together in Denmark to celebrate the 'power and beauty of the human voice through song, story telling and spoken word.
From classical to contemporary, wild to world, choral to comedy, indie to Indigenous, gypsy to jazz, soul to sacred, and blues to beatbox - the Denmark Festival of Voice has something for everyone'.
This is a time of celebration and the buzz in town is palpable. Children love attending the shows and workshops too.
The Denmark Festival of Voice is a musical hilight of the year!
Myles Mitchell evokes the lyrical storytelling of Johnny Cash, the baritone vocal stylings of Jim Morrison (The Doors), and the sounds of West Australian blues and roots to create his own unique blend of Hip Shaking Alternative Blues.
With more than 80 live performances across Australia and the USA in the past two-and-a-half years with Red Stone Sinners, and a debut album that received national airplay throughout Australia, Mitchell is at it again in 2016 with a new journey.
Stepping out under a solo banner and collaborating with a network of talented musicians, this is a new exploration of Mitchell’s song writing, which is worldly, wise, relevant, sexy, surprising and downright fun. Mitchell performs solo or with a three-piece band and his distinctive style of high-energy performance and cheeky repartee is always part of the show.
Born out of the Perth Blues scene and schooled on tour in the USA, Mitchell distils a rich array of life experiences and global excursions into this deeply West Australian musical experience. Stay tuned and stay connected as Myles Mitchell creates new musical transmissions for the world… emanating from the deep deep south.
Evergone, a rock band from Denmark, in Western Australias Great Southern Region. Evergone is a storytelling band using life's experiences of love, hope, fear and doubt which is then translated through their music and lyrics. Catchy hooks, splashes of saxophone and unforgettable choruses make Evergone an experience music lovers will never forget.
'It's like Springsteen met up with Tom Morello at Bob Rock's studio.' Band members Mike and Pete Sukys, who have played on Big Day Out, Vans Warped and supported acts such as Birds Of Tokyo, The Butterfly Effect and Grinspoon, plus more, have been joined by Carlos Baranauskas to bring you Evergone.
Find out more about Evergone online at: https://evergone.net
The Bandstand was built in 1964 and is deemed to have aesthetic, social and historic significance. It has really formed part of the town’s heritage. It was built on the Denmark River Foreshore on the eastern bank of the river, opposite the Denmark Hotel. The seating for listeners is on the other side, the sound travels across the river. The roof projects over the water, creating reflections.
Although it is not being used currently there are plans to restore it to its former glory! The Denmark Historical Society is championing this revival alongside former musicians of the town’s silver band, musicians, artists and townsfolk! A bandstand to continue to unite people with music in nature. Inspiring and uplifting!
The Western Australian music scene is also thriving. Many upcoming musicians from Denmark attend the Western Australian Academa of Performing Arts *WAAPA and are performing regularly in music festivals throughout the south west. Their inspiring new music is being broadcast on national music radio, listened to in the test of thousands.
Musicians in the Denmark region are active in creating, sharing and presenting their music; and encouraging others to share their music too.