About the Fly By Night
The Fly by Night is a not for profit member based community arts organisation founded in 1986 by Musicians’ and Music lovers. The Fly by Night is located in the Victoria Hall heritage listed building in the heart of Fremantle, Western Australia, and is renowned for its acoustics and ambience.
OUR MISSION: To provide a world class venue that creates a healthy community through music.
OUR VISION: To provide a sustainable venue with a social conscience that can be enjoyed by future generations.
The Fly By Night Musicians Club is a an iconic venue, which has had a rich history of musicians, actors, comedians, and even circus performers who have showcased their talent on the Fly’s stage over the last 28 years with thousands of local, national and international artists performing at the club.
The Fly has provided a launch pad for many local bands since 1986 including some of WA’s biggest exports… John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Eskimo Joe, San Sisco, The Panics, Tame Impala, End Of Fashion… and many more who have started off their careers with the assistance of the clubs facilities.
The objects for which the Company is established are:
- To provide a venue for musicians, performers and community groups for meetings,
workshops, rehearsals and programmes.
- To facilitate where possible workshops to assist musicians and performers to
plan, produce, promote, market and present performances both in the Club
venue and elsewhere.
- To actively encourage equal opportunity and access to musical and related arts
- To develop programmes and workshops for the local community.
- To liaise with other groups and individuals involved in music and other arts
- To assist community groups with applications for funding or sponsorship in order
to facilitate the use of the Club venue.
- To balance the activities of the club between commercial and non commercial
activities to ensure the continued existence of the Club for the benefit of
community activates and its use be developing musicians and artists.
The venue has been honoured to have hosted and presented events from thousands of Local, National & International acts including Television, Sarah Blasco, Jimmy Webb, Lulo Reinhardt, Cat Power, Hank Marvin, Calexico, Neko Case, Ash Grunwald, Richard Thompson, Rene Geyer, Vika & Linda Bull, Tony Joe White, Pete Murray, Ben Lee, Bob Evans, The Audreys, Little Birdy, Ozomatli, The Cat Empire, Jimmy Little, Michelle Shocked, Luka Bloom, Archie Roach, Janice Iain, Jeff Lang, Alex Lloyd, Carus, CW Stoneking, Tim Freedman, Tex Perkins, Afro Cuban All Stars, You Am I, Ani Difranco, Augie March, The Go Betweens, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Whitlams, The Black Keys, The Beautiful Girls, Francoiz Breut, Bic Runga, Lior, Xavier Rudd, Richard Thompson, Lloyd Cole, Eric Bibb, plus many more.
The Fly By Night is environmentally conscious venue and recycles all paper, cardboard, plastic & glass. The Club even has a custom made glass crusher! We also use compostable cornstarch (PLA) cups & straws. Our dream is to install solar panels and generate enough electricity to power all of our events. If you can help assist us with our environmental policies we’d love to hear from you!
It takes a lot of love to keep the Fly By Night Musicians Club running, here’s a list of our very loyal and committed staff & Board in providing a professional service for all:
Board Of Directors
Chairman: Stephen Wells
Treasurer: Richard Skead
Director: David Johnson
Director: Robert Taylor
Bookings and Coordinator: Justine Crowther firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar Manager: Byron Taylor
Sound: Rodney Aravena Lights: Des
And don’t forget our fabulous event staff that collect your tickets and serve your cool, refreshing beverages!
The Fly By Night Musicians Club sound systems are provided by CCA Productions.