Alter Boy

Alter Boy Doors open 6.30pm | Music from 7.30pm B Shed $35 - $39
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Sat 26 Feb at B Shed, from $35 - $39

Six-person Perth powerhouse Alter Boy bring their dark, shiny pop hits all performed in Auslan to B Shed.

Celebrated for transforming the traditional perception of pop, Alter Boy’s combination of chaotic live performances featuring transgender, disabled bodies and carefully considered, unique uniforms serve the band’s collective motivation to challenge the music industry’s status quo and influence a new relationship with music.

Comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members Alter Boy subvert the traditional music gig, flipping the script and alienating the hearing “listener”.

Welcome to a new music experience and community that champions inclusivity, accessibility and where Auslan takes centre stage.

Alter Boy

Hailing from Perth, Alter Boy, a six-person powerhouse, comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members, continues to influence a greater understanding of how deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals experience the power of music through their dark, shiny pop hits all performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Banding together within the Perth deaf community in 2019, Molly/Aaron (Vocals), Jack Meakins and Laura Bullock (Auslan Signers) drew inspiration to create a music project to rid misconceptions of their connection to music and promote inclusivity. 

Celebrated for transforming the traditional perception of pop, Alter Boy’s combination of chaotic live performances featuring transgender, disabled bodies and carefully considered, unique uniforms serve the band’s collective motivation to challenge the music industry’s status quo and influence a new relationship with music.

Channelling James Blake, Banks, and London Grammar, Alter Boy mastered their 2020 musical output: Bad Dream Break In, Glitter, and Section 504, and their signature lyrics conveying hope and purpose married with intricate melodies and whispered vocals extends to their new single, ‘Act of God’.

Referencing the unjust socio-political system operating under the guise of a punishing God or apparent misfortune, Act of God explores the internalisation of systematic issues for deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals.

Specifically, Act of God delves into the childhood experience of band member Jack who, like many other deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals, was unable to find his supportive community - where one can call home. Powerfully portrayed and performed in the video clip, this devastating reality restricted him from experiencing a sense of belonging and struggle with self-identity.

Time & Location

Sat 26 Feb

Doors open 6.30pm | Music from 7.30pm B Shed, Access via Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle

Duration

60mins

Pricing
    • Standard: $39
    • Friends & Music Members: $35
    • Concession: $37
Accessibility
Notes

This is an 18+ event.

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