Perth Open Mic events are coordinated by Perth musician Shaun Street. 0419936336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
what nights do you run?
Perth Open Mic is delighted to host musical open mics in Perth, WA. Each venue has it's own vibe, so check out the videos & photos to get an idea of each.
Tuesdays: Brass Monkey, Northbridge, 8.30-late
Wednesdays: Hyde Park Hotel, North Perth,, 7-10pm
Thursdays: Carlisle Hotel, Carlisle, 6.30-9.30pm
Fridays: 43 Below, Perth CBD, 5-8pm
Saturdays: My Place, Perth CBD, 3-6pm
Can i play covers or originals?
Yes. Play whatever you like.
how long can i play?
Slots are 30 minutes long. However if you've only got 2-3 songs, we'd rather you have a go. Don’t wait til you’ve got 30 minutes worth. We're here to help you get on stage. Depending how busy it is, we’ll give you an opportunity to play longer if we can and if you want to.
What about my band?
The Hyde Park on Wednesdays is just perfect for bands, so we'd love to have you. Band bookings by appointment. Please drop us a line or phone call.
do i have to book in?
We're aware that in most of the world, open mics don't take bookings, but here in Perth it seems to be what most prefer. So book in to avoid disappointment, but in most cases we'll be able to squeeze you in anyway. All bookings are made via this website (on the front page) or via our Facebook page.
how do i book in?
can i sing to backing tracks
No. We make that one distinction between Open Mic & Karaoke. A live instrument must be involved in the performance.
You can be paid for playing your own songs
This is the same for all people performing their own songs in an Australian venue. Register your works with APRA. Ask us for help if you need it
We supply the Front of House PA, 2 vocal mics/stands, kick/cajon mic, 20 channel desk & lights. If you need anything more, please just let me know. I'm sure we can work it out.
Generally speaking, just bring your acoustic guitar or keyboard that plugs into the PA.
The equipment provided is the same that Shaun uses every weekend for private, pubs & weddings. It's professional equipment and better than most. For those technically minded, here's a list:
HK Lucas series FOH inc sub
Two 400W Samson foldbacks
Soundcraft Ui24R digital mixer
2 Shure Beta58 mics on stands
2 sets of 4 LED lights
I'll ask you for your promotional photo & preferred website. This is so we can promote your appearance on Facebook & in the venue. Please like www.facebook.com/perthopenmic
See videos of performances hosted by Perth Open Mic here.
Keep me in the loop when you’re doing something special; recording etc. I’m always looking for things to mention in my newsletter.
Otherwise I’d love you to tell your friends about our nights. People enjoying live music is what keeps us going.
code of conduct
(General advice from a musician who’s been gigging professionally every weekend since 1990).
Be ready to go before you hit the stage. Tune up, set up your cheat sheets & stands. The 30 minutes includes your set up time.
Please don’t unplug your guitar until the sound engineer has muted the channel. Otherwise it goes bang & we look stupid.
Please don’t ask the audience how it sounds out the front. It’s really rude.
Tell people you’re playing. We do everything we can for you, so please do what you can to help promote your performance.
We don’t know how many songs should be in your set. Songs are different lengths, so I’m sure you can work it out.