Fresh Melbourne based female duo, The Merindas, are the synthesis of warrior queen, bringing an on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive and beautiful music dedicated to their cultural heritage. Blending their sultry tones and energetic stage presence, The Merindas create an atmospheric fusion of Indigenous, electro-tribal pop in an extraordinary presentation of choreographed movement and slay attire.

Upcoming Shows

Previous events

The Merindas Community Concert

Wiluna Performing Arts Centre, Wiluna

If you live in the town of Wiluna then come and enjoy a special performance by The Merindas at the Wiluna Performing Arts Centre. Free entry and sausage sizzle.

The Merindas LIVE in Concert (Motown & Burlesque)

Flyby Night Musicians Club, 179 High Street, Fremantle

The Merindas are Australia’s premier Indigenous soul duo bringing Motown’s biggest booty-shakin’ hits with REAL booty shaking by special guest dancers from Burlesque Beats.

On May 6th at the Flyby Night Musicians Club, The Merindas are hitting the stage in sequins with their full Live Motown Band.

Supported by Jamie Maika who has a voice of true soul.

Enjoy hits from The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Contours, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more.

Get your tickets now, you won’t want to miss this show, ‘Get Ready’ cause here we come!

Bar Opens 6:30pm Room Opens 7:30pm Show Starts 8:00pm

The Merindas at MINX (LGBT)

Flyby Night Club Fremantle

Womens Event

Live Motown music from The Merindas & Indi Rockers Legs Electric!

  • DJ Cinnamon.

Food for sale from Young Georges.

Door Charge: $20.00

The Merindas Headline the Donnybrook Apple Festival

There are a range of activities providing non-stop entertainment for the entire family such as produce displays, fruit stalls, log chops, face painting, pony rides, agricultural and machinery displays, wine tastings, free children’s activities, live music, animal exhibits, street parade, Sideshow Alley, market stalls and a spectacular Fireworks display on Saturday Night.

The Apple Festival remains a major event in the calendar of the Donnybrook community to promote the town, the district and the diverse array of produce we grow.


The Merindas at the AHCWA Awards

Private Event

The Merindas at Harmony Week Celebrations Belmont

Tomato Lake, Belmont

Celebrate Harmony Week with the Merindas and the community.

3pm – 6pm. Tomato Lake, Corner Oats Street and Scenic Drive, Kewdale

Get together for a free family outdoor concert to acknowledge and celebrate the City’s cultural diversity, unique heritage, recognise local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ contribution to or community and to support and commit to Closing the Gap. Free entertainment and activities: • Culturally diverse entertainment • World Harmony Walk • Fun kids games and rides • Face painting and henna • Photo booth • Jewellery making And much more! Food and refreshments available for purchase. Limited vouchers will also be available for water or ice cream.

The Merindas Headline Corymbia Festival

Hartfield Park Forrestfield

Corymbia Multicultural Festival - Explore the world in a day. Saturday 11 March from 2pm - 8pm. With cultural music, dance, kids activities, rides, a live concert and fireworks finale! Free Community event.

Contact the Shire of Kalamunda Events Team at events@kalamunda.wa.gov.au for further information.

The Merindas at Burlesque Beats (Perth Fringe)

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Perth Cultural Centre

Burlesque Beats is Australia's premier Hip Hop Cabaret starring Burlesque Booty Goddess - Kenjai, WA's Godfathers of Hip Hop Optamus and Dazastah from Downsyde, motown songbirds The Merindas, hosted by comedy king-pin Ayden Doherty and feature a whole swag of special guests!


Outback Fusion Festival


Join us in celebrating Newman’s vibrant, diverse and multi-cultural community when the Outback Fusion Festival colours the town centre for 3 days in September.

Fremantle Foundation Ball

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle

You are invited to an inspiring and entertaining night celebrating community spirit and compassion in Fremantle.

Every night, within minutes from Fremantle, there are families and young people experiencing ongoing distress and disadvantage.

Money raised from the Fremantle Ball will go towards the Fremantle Foundation Fund for Children and Young People and assisting the ongoing capacity of the Fremantle Foundation.

Get your dancing shoes ready because Australian Aboriginal soul duo, the Merindas will be providing motown and original soul grooves for you to dance the night away!

Joondalup Sunday Serenades

Joondalup Civic Centre, 90 Boas Ave, Joondalup

Join us for a special NAIDOC Sunday Serenades concert in July 2016. The Merindas are an Australian Aboriginal contemporary soul duo consisting of award-winning artists Candice Lorrae and Kristel Kickett.

The Merindas caught their big break in 2012, delivering a one-off show for Noongar Radio's premiere of the ‘The Sapphires’. They have supported some of Australia's biggest stars including Kasey Donovan, Christine Anu and Troy Cassar-Daley. Building on their expanding fan base, the group released their first single Ready To Love which won Indigenous WAM Song of the Year in 2015. Drawing on their vast experience in Gospel, Blues, Soul and R&B, the Merindas will entertain you with some of biggest hits from the Motown era.

There is a special complimentary afternoon tea following the July concert, offering patrons a taste of traditional Indigenous bush spices and flavours.

Phil Walleystack - Walk With Me

Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

The Merindas will be lighting the stage with Phil Walleystack at the Astor Theatre.

Phil is one of Australia’s most admired entertainers and inherits a performance tradition that pre-dates modern arts.

Raised in Country Western Australia, he was taught his Traditional songs and dance and how to survive in the bush by his Elders.

All of his life he has been on stage, in the limelight, always having to be the centre of attention, so at age 20 Phil followed his passion and dream to become an International artist. He moved to the city of Perth and enrolled into the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) then onto Sydney to study at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Academy (NAISDA). It was here that Phil was introduced to many forms of dance and music, from Traditional Aboriginal songs and dance from all over Australia to modern contemporary ,Tap, Jazz and Ballet.

Since leaving NAISDA Phil has shared the stage with many different Cultures. From this experience he has created his unique sound, influenced by Jazz, Rock, Hip Hop and his Culture he created his first album STRONG.

After spending the past few years performing in USA, Middle East, Germany, France, China, Indonesia and Malaysia he is currently working on his second album with some of the worlds top musicians. And has now been labelled an “INTERNATIONAL ARTIST”

THEATRE MODE: Fully Reserved Seating 18+ Licensed event (Please Note this is not an all ages event) Patrons under the age of 18 years can attend but must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian with a valid ticket. PATRONS UNDER THE AGE OF 15 NOT ADMITTED

PLEASE NOTE: Balcony Seating is only accessible via the stairs. No disabled access. Entry is entirely at the discretion of the Licensee

TICKETS: A Reserve: $44.40 (Plus Processing Fees)

The Merindas Crown Melbourne - Reconciliation Australia Alumni Dinner

Crown Melbourne

Private event...

Back 2 Black - Hip Hop VS Motown

Mojo's Bar Fremantle, 237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle

BACK 2 BLACK is back with its second installment featuring back to back sets from the deadly, up and coming Hip Hop outfit ‘Tha Strangerz’ and followed by Australia’s premier Motown act, ‘The Merindas’.

It’s a Hip Hop Motown mash-up and your deadly BACK 2 BLACK brothers, Bryte and J-Point, are back at Mojo’s Bar in North Fremantle to host this explosive night of boom-bap greatness and soulful sweetness.

Lord Dazastah, the man behind the beats of some of Australia’s most iconic tunes will grace the stage with our acts and set the stage alight with live cuts and MPC integration.

There are always prizes to be won at BACK 2 BLACK events, band hats, clothing, stickers, stubbie coolers, CDs, vinyls and signed framed posters are all up for grabs.

Live DJs will also be performing to fill the event with smashin’ Hip Hop sounds and groovin’ Motown music. Be sure to make it down to Mojo’s Bar at 7pm on Tuesday May 10th. Tickets $10.00 at the door or from oztix.com.au.

ANZAC Concert

Civic Amphitheatre , 1317 Albany Hwy, Cannington

A solemn and moving Anzac morning service led by the Return Service League at the new Canning Centenary Anzac War Memorial. Later, come enjoy a rousing afternoon of blues music to support Legacy WA who provide for families of fallen and incapacitated Australian Defence Force men and women.

Legacy Blues Concert Program:

2pm Welcome to Country 2.05pm The Ode 2.10pm ANZAC Song with Rick Steele & Spirit of the Streets Choir 2.15pm Spirit of the Streets Choir 2.20pm Soloist Timo from Spirit of the Streets Choir 2.35pm Legacy Blues Band 2.45pm Patrick Woodley 3pm The Merindas 3.15pm Legacy Blues Band 3.35pm Birdland 4.00pm Matt Taylor 4.40pm Eugene Hideaway Bridges 5.20pm Show finish

Please bring your own seating. Click here for artist biographies

Date: Monday 25 April 2016 Time: March and Service 8am | Legacy Blues Concert 2pm Location: Civic Amphitheatre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington. Click here for a map! Cost: Free to attend Other information: Free parking | Toilets Tea and coffee served by Canning Lions Club following morning service Morning service runs for approximately an hour Food and drink available for purchase at concert Event contact: Kelsie Koontz - 1300 422 664 or customer@canning.wa.gov.au


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