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That Little Matcha Girl

You might have noticed a pretty little cafe along Preston Street in Como, South Perth. A bright little street overlooking the waters just perched atop a gentle slope. 

P+M’s Winter burrow last Sat

Polkadot + Moonbeam had the pleasure of playing there last week. And in a week of cold wet days, that morning was sublime – sunshine, matcha and ukulele jazz. We also made some new friends: Anabel and family (Daddy, Violet, Osi, Coco) and company, Lim, our new greyhound pal, and of course the proud owner of the cafe. The space is cosy and just a perfect nook for us to rest our paws over matcha and jazz improv. 

The highlight of the gig for me was Nat Cole’s LOVE (and the rock ending, teeth, grit and grind… 😅). You can spot that funny video on our Instagram (apugnosedream). But we also loved playing our light instrumentals over Jobim, Jimmy Van Heusen…classics for the Saturday morning crowd. 

Light instrumentals for a breezy sunny morning


The matcha was beautiful with genmai in them – like magic drops of texture and earth in the smooth creamy bittersweet. Moonbeam’s mocha was a dream 💛. 

Magic spotted at Little Matcha Girl

Thank you Little Matcha Girl for having us. Thank you all. We hope to see you all soon!
xoxo

P+M

Ps: don’t forget to check our Instagram and YouTube for new clips 💛 

’til we next brunch …

Roving Duo at Perth Winter Supper Club (Perth Town Hall)

Roving jazz duo, Polkadot + Moonbeam was elated to be performing for the Winter Supper Club 2016 in the heart of the city on 24th June. Every last Friday of each winter month, Perth Town Hall is transformed into a lively scene, so folks, don’t miss out on more entertainment for this year’s Perth Winter Festival.

Armed with flowers in hair (and skirt), good ol’ Lanikai (we are loyal fans of the warm tone!), melodion and big smiles, because we were genuinely excited about kicking of this season’s first winter supper club, we burst into song, sung and swung. The crowd was an eager one, forming early Long queues at the stalls. Moroccan lamb, wonderful sweets, cakes and refreshing drinks, the Friday night crowd was expecting lots of good warm food and wine.

There was so much to remember by but we will try to highlight what moved us most that evening. Perhaps this would never change, children would always be the first to pick up the music, that untouchable wisdom and sensitivity to art and music when the world spins about the busy moms and dads (rightfully so!). Their smiles, laughter and impeccable dancing skills are priceless. And two beautiful generous gentlemen who came up to us, and a many wonderful ladies who loved our music and danced along to our 2s and 4s as they hopped from stall to stall basking in the delicious smells and smiles. A couple of teens stood listening and gave us the cutest winks and thumbs up as they crossed arms with their friends to enjoy the party. As we moved from corner to corner of the beautiful undercroft, we decided to plant ourselves next to the pillars of the Town Hall, at one of the entrances. A few tables were enjoying their snacks and beers, and a gentlemen stood quietly listening to us play from song to song, moving from instrumentals Such as Someday My Prince Will Come, Billie’s Bounce, and other popular tunes such as Sway and Something Stupid, and just as we were too lost our solos, he clapped and complimented us on the music drawing us back into the delightful sights and sounds of a really wonderful winter party.

Of the two gentlemen earlier mentioned, one of whom we didn’t get his name treated us a taste of the good ol’ Aussie sense of humour. He said to Moonbeam “If you stop smoking, you might just grow taller”, to which we laughed. “What about me?” Polkadot asked, well aware of her even more petite stature. “You’re perfect the way you are”. And we all laughed, danced and sang together, red boots and mustard yellow bow in the cool winter’s night.

The other gentleman we would never forget is Mr Addison. And we only got to know this because halfway through our song he happily sauntered to us and asked us to type in our email into the email address field in his phone. We knew what that meant, we had a piece of memory in colour, a photo of us playing! Any Musician would know that one can never have enough of photos of their own live performances. So we had to pause and pop in our email. We would never forget his lovely spirit, his smiles and his heartwarming words which we will leave you with. May your winter be as warmed as ours.

Dear Juliet & Didi,

I thoroughly enjoyed your music & appreciated your colourful dress & personalities.

I’ve been showing your photo to a few friends.

Keep on brightening up the Perth scene.

Feel free to let me know where you have any more street performances.

My kind regards.

Clive’

Thank you Clive for the beautiful photo of us and many other wonderful snaps of that special winter’s day to remember by.