Hip-hop and R&B artist Adrian Dzvuke will be performing his biggest show to date at WAMs Hear & Now event at HBF Stadium this weekend.
Music FOR hip-hop and R&B artist Adrian Dzvuke, WAMs Hear & Now event at HBF Stadium will be his biggest show to date. Im just really excited to be on a bigger stage and be able to jump around more, he said. The 24 year old Baldivis local will be opening the Friday night concert of the two-day event, which kicks off the inaugural WA Music Week running from this Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 28. Camera Icon Adrian Dzvuke Credit: Annie Harvey WA music heavyweights Pond, San Cisco and Stella Donnelly will also be performing on the night. Ive played shows with all of those bands, so Im like a little brother to them in a way, Dzvuke said. Pond were the first big band I ever supported and then I went on tour with San Cisco and Stella, so its going to be cool. Moving from Zimbabwe to Perth when he was 12, Dzvuke grew up around gospel music with his father playing keyboard at church on Sundays. I started playing drums when I moved here and then played around making my own music, teaching myself from YouTube, downloading music software to record my own things, he said. Growing up, I didnt know that there was a Perth scene because all the music I was listening to was mainly American. Then once I started gigging and meeting people I started knowing about the people doing big things in the community. Theres so much support here, I feel like all Perth bands and artists are very down to earth and just really nice. After having gigs cancelled last year due to COVID, Dzvuke took the opportunity to get creative. I used it as a positive, I just worked on heaps of music and now, some time this year, I should be releasing my project which is all from COVID times, he said. The first gig we played (after lockdown) was at The Rosemount, It was spaced out and people were sitting down, so it was a bit awkward because as a performer you want to vibe with the crowd and the energy wasnt being reciprocated. People were enjoying it but they obviously cant get up and dance, so I kind of had to come down a little bit, it was a very different experience. Dzvuke is hoping his set on Friday will be a vast contrast. Big energy, a lot of dancing and just a lot of vibes, he said. The all-ages Hear & Now event is this weekend, 6-11pm, at HBF Stadium. Share to Facebook