Double Entendre
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Double Entendre


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"Kill Devil Hills Reference"

Through gigs we have done in Fremantle and Perth in the last 12 months or so, I have become acquainted with Double Entendre and have played shows with them on a number of occasions now.

I believe that Double Entendre is a very talented and original West Australian band, with the potential to reach a very diverse audience at both pub shows and festivals.

I am aware that they have funded themselves to buy a bus to travel and tour Australia in and am very impressed by their enthusiasm and dedication to making this happen in the coming year. This will no doubt mean a huge leap forward by the band, both in terms of audience and professionalism as musicians.


Brendon Humphries - Brendon Humphries (The Kill Devil Hills) - Jan 2007

"Fairbridge Festival Reference"

This energetic group of very talented young musicians has been active around the local scene in WA, and particularly at our festival, for a number of years now. It has been a delight to watch the band develop and mature, and this year we entrusted them with a couple of big gigs at our festival, including the opening set on our Dance Stage. The band carried off the gig with great flair and energy, and were rewarded with a huge audience response which really set the tone for the whole event. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Not only are they a hit with audiences, but they are also generous contributors to the whole festival vibe and vital participants in our very successful youth program.

They are exactly what the Australian festival scene needs, and I recommend them warmly to your event.

Best regards,
Steve Barnes
Artistic Director
Fairbridge Festival

april 13-15 2007 fairbridge village pinjarra western australia - Steve Barnes (artistic director) - April 2007

"Bruna (Jarrah Records) Reference"

In 2006, I was judging the Next Big Thing Semi Final in Fremantle and was fortunate to see Double Entendre play. I had heard much about this band, I didn’t know where they were from, but their music struck a chord within me and I have enjoyed and followed their music ever since.

Double Entendre are worthy recipients of the WAMI Award in 2007 for Best World Music as I feel their music and live performances are inventive, soulful and unique. Double Entendre have created their own niche in the Australian Musical landscape by initiating their own extensive tour of Australia, and in doing so will increase their fanbase and people wishing to purchase their recordings.

I have no hesitation in offering my full support to Double Entendre, who have a most promising future and a most positive outcome for West Australian and Australian music and people.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further information.

Yours sincerely
Bruna Chiovitti

Philip Stevens Management and Jarrah Records
P.O. Box 1609
FREMANTLE WA 6959 - Bruna Chiovitti - September 2007

"Pete Stone Reference"

Their unique blend of roots, gypsy, jazz and folk music appeals to all comers. They attract a young crowd but older patrons of the (Clancy's Fish) pub also appreciate their music.

I have booked Double Entendre from October 2006 through to Jan 2007, for regular Friday night gigs at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle. The band has attracted between 80 and 120 people for each performance.

I also booked Double Entendre to perform at the RAC Courtyard Music concert series at Fremantle Arts Centre in October 2006. They attracted a crowd of 280 people, most of who were dancing by the end of the gig. I have had several requests from regular Courtyard Music attendees for Double Entendre to do a return show next season.

I have found the band very easy to deal with. They are professional in their approach to all matters regarding, promotion, production requirements and performance.

Please don’t hesitate to contact (0438 979 837) me if you have any queries.

Best Regards
Pete Stone

Event Management Clancy’s Fish Pubs Fremantle Arts Centre
WA Music Industry Assoc (WAM) - Pete Stone (WAM) - 15 Jan 2007

"Tecoma Reference"

As someone who makes a living from music, touring and writing original contemporary music under the name Tecoma, I've had the pleasure of performing with Double Entendre on my tours to WA in recent times.

Having performed at many top music festivals nationally and internationally (Woodford (QLD), The Edinburgh Fringe (UK) and Popkomm (Germany) has enabled me to perform alongside many wonderful artists working at the highest levels of their craft. The quality of Double Entendre's work apparent in their recorded material thus far and their dynamic live show has led me to regard them as true artists already of the highest calibre and an act I look forward to seeing the further progression of in the future as more people discover them and word continues to spread.

Any support you are able to offer them in getting their music 'out there' would be a terrific investment in an act that has already proven their talent, popularity and their proactive approach to their careers through the terrific touring and recording output they have already displayed.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this application with me, please feel free to give me a call on 0421 976 895.

Kind Regards,
Amira Pyliotis.
Tecoma. - Amira Pyliotis (Tecoma) - Sept 2007

"Gig Review - July, 2006"

...they are a great band, consisting of great musicians, who's market is so clearly defined.

-Mike Wafer - X-Press Magazine

"Next Big Thing '06 Judges' Comments"

"Very Freo! Fabulous - original - yeah!"

"Bodies swaying and heads bopping! I was very impressed by your performance"

"Loved the combination of instruments - very tight and well arranged songs" - Bruna (Jarrah Records - Little Birdy/John Butler Trio), Sarah Norton (WAM), Mike Wafer, Garth (Sleep


Debut EP, 2006.
Feature Album on Perth's RTR FM 92.1 December, 2006
Low Rotation on Triple J's Roots n All show.

Tracks available to stream online at: and

The EP was recorded after only being formed as a band for 5 weeks, however after more than a year on the road, Double Entendre will be entering the studio again in 2008 to craft a quality debut album that showcases the high-energy GypRock sound they've become known for.



Put on your dancing feet...

Sounding like a pack of untamed gypsies singin', pickin', screamin' and skankin' to a grinding Balkan barbershop-doof-quartet at a drunken barnyard rasta hoedown, Double Entendre's high-energy trademark style of "GypRock" shakes stirs and blends genres of world music, gypsy-jazz, dub-reggae and folk-rock into their own intoxicatingly danceable original concoction.

All under the age of 25, the band from WA’s alternative capital of Fremantle formed just over a year ago have already been awarded Best World Music Act at the 2007 WAMi Awards in Perth. Over the past few months they have been working up a sweat among increasingly growing crowds around the country on their debut national tour, playing numerous venues and festivals including a sold out show to 800 people at the closing finale of this year's Darwin Festival, a gypsy dance-fiesta at Fairbridge Festival to a 1500 strong crowd, Alice Springs Desert Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and the Awards night of the 2007 Kiss My WAMi Festival at which they were also awarded Best World Act. Over the last 12 months, Double Entendre have played alongside some of Australia's finest emerging and established artists such as Blue King Brown, Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy, Tecoma, eMDee and The Whitlams.

For just a four piece, Double Entendre craftily manage to build a dynamic 'Wall-of-Groove' by jam-packing a double-bass, drums, percussion, acoustic & electric guitars, ukulele, mandolin, melodica, tin-whistle and three-part barbershop-style vocal harmonies into songs influenced by various sounds from around the globe encompassing Celtic folk, flamenco, dub-reggae, Afro-beat and anything guaranteed to get the dancefloor happening.

The band are currently in the middle of their massive 8-month national tour, which will be taking them up the east coast over the coming months and back home to WA in January.