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Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis

Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis

7:30pm, Thu 10 August, 2023
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Come and celebrate the birthplace of rock n roll as Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis, perform their critically acclaimed show at Freo Social Club on Thursday, 10th of August!

Come and celebrate the birthplace of rock n roll as Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis, perform their critically acclaimed show at Freo Social Club on Thursday, 10th of August!

Born from their passion of early rock and roll and blues music, Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis, is the brainchild of Melbourne Musicians, Damon Smith and David Cosma. 

The show pays homage to the greatest recording studio in the history of music, Sun Records in Memphis and celebrates the songs and stories that pay tribute to the early music of Sun Records. Sun Rising features incredible musical performances, a brilliant narrative and stunning renditions of some of the world's most loved music.  Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Barbara Pittman, Roy Orbison and many more, all started their careers at Sun Records under the watchful guidance of studio owner and producer, Sam Phillips. It truly is an incredible story!

It has toured Australia extensively, playing sold out shows at performing arts centres and theatres as well as headlining several international renown festivals. 

Along with their seasoned band members, Lisa Marmur, Trent McKenzie, Adam Coad and Adrian Whyte, Smith and Cosma enjoy independent music careers which have seen them share stages with Bernard Fanning, Johnny Diesel, Wilbur Wilde, Normie Rowe, Frankie J Holden, the Whitlams and more and between them, have recorded and released numerous albums that have featured on Television, broadcasted internationally and won multiple awards.


✭✭✭✭✭ “... this has been the best night ever! ...” Tess Armstrong, ABC Radio Melbourne

✭✭✭✭✭ “... Narrator David Cosma is keen to get the story right ...” David Grybowski, The Barefoot Review✭✭✭✭✭ “... Energetic, funny, pitch-perfect and undeniably dedicated to this particular era in Rock ’n’ Roll ...”

✭✭✭✭ “... An utter belter of a show!!! ...”

✭✭✭✭✭ “... A standing ovation ended the night, followed by a stream of demands to ‘Bring them back!!’ ...” Robert Housley, Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

✭✭✭✭ “... This show couldn’t be faulted!! ...” TheClothesline

We honour and acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and recognise that the land and sovereignty has never been ceded.



When ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.

*Minors are permitted with a legal guardian. When on premises minors must be accompanied at all times.

Due to the lifting of COVID-19 mandates in WA, Freo.Social is operating at full capacity and restriction free!
We still encourage our patrons to observe good hygiene practices and encourage you to stay at home if you are unwell. 

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