Community radio station 89.7FM in Perth is quite possibly one of the most eclectic stations the city has the pleasure of tuning into. Not afraid to veer from the usual ‘too cool for school’ ethos often associated with alternative stations, 89.7FM plays everything from chart-topping rap to world grooves, local indie to international pop, and listeners are loving the variety.
One genre that’s also popular on the station is classic disco, in particular DJ Stephen Herbert’s ‘Disco Inferno’ show on Saturday nights.
Throwing the limelight thrown on disco next month (well, mirrorball light) will be the 897 ‘A Night at Studio 54’ Party being held on April 28 at Joondalup Resort’s Lakeview Ballroom.
Shaping up to be one hell of a fabulous affair, the venue will be decked out in full Studio 54 style – that’s right, made to look like the world’s greatest discotheque in all its glitter and glamour.
Guest artists and performers on the night include Amy Housewine and a bevvy of Perth drag queens, crooners Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra (their doppelgangers, that is), and The Dance Collective.
There’ll be complimentary wine on arrival, excellent prizes given out, and food platters passed around to help sustain that energy needed to burn up the floor.
As for the music itself, you can expect an awesome array of disco classics being spun, from the rare to the very well-known. We’ll put our requests in now, if that’s okay. Please see our hit list below. Antonino Tati & Lisa Andrews
‘A Night At Studio 54’ is a fundraising event hosted by 89.7FM at the Lakeview Ballroom, Joondalup Resort. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm.
Tickets are $79 per person and include a complimentary glass of red or white wine on arrival. Tickets through www.trybooking.com/351646.
Or visit www.897fm.com.au for more information.
CREAM’S TOP 20 DISCO FAVOURITES
01. Blondie – Heart Of Glass
02. Donna Summer – I Feel Love
03. M – Pop Muzik
04. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
05. The Sparks – When I’m With You
06. Graham Bonnet – Warm Ride
07. Rick James – Super Freak
08. Grandmaster Flash – The Message
09. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
10. The Bee Gees – Night Fever
11. Andrea True Connection – More, More, More
12. John Cougar Mellencamp – Miami
13. Alessi – Driftin’
14. Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood
15. Chic – Good Times
16. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
17. Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly
18. Imagination – Just An Illusion
19. Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
20. ABBA – Does Your Mother Know