Jay Hoad is bringing his unique show back to WA in April as he makes his way around the globe once again, launching his new album “Off the Cuff”. This will be the only chance to catch Jay in Fremantle for 2017, he’ll be putting on a huge show at the National Hotel on Sunday 30th April, 8.30pm.
Last week Hoad blew everyone away with his new material at the Margaret River Surf Pro. This year Hoad will tour throughout 7 countries including India, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada as well as 3 Fiji trips and the entire coastline of Australia with 210 shows announced in total. With some huge festival performances this year including Earth Frequency (QLD), Saarang World Culture Festival (INDIA), Spirit Fest (Nepal), and the Uprising Festival (FIJI) plus many more.
Hoad has recently launched his new Videoblog “On Tour with Jay” on YouTube. The series is an intimate documentary on Jay’s life on the road. The first 3 episodes were shot in the Whitsundays, and upcoming episodes have already been filmed over the past month in QLD, NSW and Fiji, with filming also scheduled for the WA leg of the tour in the upcoming months.
Last year Hoad was awarded the prestigious “ABRA Blues and Roots Album of the Year” for his album “Off the Cuff”. And he is also now running retreats featuring Sound Healing, Yoga and Energy work, working with various teachers and mentors around the world. His first retreat
“Presence in Paradise” kicks off on an Island in the Northern part of Fiji and runs from Sept 30th to Oct 6th, says Jay, “I’m very excited about this year’s tour schedule, so many cool locations and festivals on the various legs, and really excited to bring the new tunes and instruments to the fans around Australia and beyond. My favorite instruments on this tour are probably the Cricket Bat Guitar, Shovel Guitar and the Steam Punk Guitar which are made from car parts, shovels, kitchen sinks, etc and sound incredible!!”
For all tour dates, start times etc. www.jayhoad.com
“An eclectic sound of global proportions” -MD News Journal, USA
“Must be seen to be believed”-Fiji Times, FIJI
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The National Hotel reopened in its current form in December 2013. We have created a modern bar and restaurant venue in a beautiful heritage building in the heart of Fremantle.
Open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner. The ground floor comprises a traditional style pub, with a 60-seat alfresco area on High Street, a 4-metre high back-bar display replete with an extensive selection of premium spirits, cocktails and wines complimented by a lengthy array of tap beers. Check out the detailed ornate ceilings, the beautifully restored lead light windows or the bar counter made from re-cycled railway sleepers. Moving up to the first floor there is a huge wrap around verandah split into a relaxed drinking and snacking section or the more formal restaurant setting. The main bar is split into a restaurant and a bar area with restored fireplaces and a 3m screen to catch up on all your favourite sporting action.
Undoubtedly the best place south of the river to hold a function, we cater for everything from small groups to a 250 person gathering, great for wedding receptions, office sun-downers, birthday parties or anything other reason you can come up with to have some fun.
For more information call us today on (08) 9335 6688 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The site was first used as a shop in 1868, then during the 1870s became the National Bank. In 1886 the branch relocated to lot 30 High St, opposite Sandover’s store.
By late 1886 the National Hotel opened, taking its name from the bank that occupied the site. The site and building was then owned by J. J. Higham, a local merchant and businessman. In 1895 the building underwent a major reconstruction.
Some-time later the hotel was acquired by Michael and Daniel Mulcahy (Messrs. Mulcahy Bros.), who came to Western Australia to prospect for gold and enjoyed great success, then went on to become prominent Hotel proprietors and pastoralists. In 1902 they enlisted the architect Mr Louis Pearce to prepare plans to rebuild an up to date and commodious hotel, worthy of its position in the centre of Fremantle.
The original two storey hotel was to be replaced with a new prominent hotel of five levels including a basement. The hotel was to be constructed of stone and brick with stone forming the foundations and the lower portions of the walls with the brick above. The plans included a right-of-way from Market Street, and balconies totalling 450ft in length and about 9 foot in width. The wall height was 45 foot, extending to 70 foot from the ground to the top of the dome, the flag pole being a further 21 foot high. Internally, there was to be a total of between 50 and 60 rooms with provisions of 13 foot ceilings on the ground floor to 12 foot ceilings on the other floors as well as spacious stairways and corridors. The basement contained a large kitchen, three cellars, two wine store rooms, a scullery, storeroom and servants’ dining room.
The West Australian in 1902 stated that “The architect has, throughout, apparently, striven to produce something which will reflect the highest credit upon his profession, and when the building is completed, it should form a valuable addition to the architecture of Fremantle.” The National Hotel was anticipated to cost between 7,000 and 8,000 pounds. Michael Mulcahy died in 1917 and until at least 1933 the hotel was still owned by Daniel Mulcahy. By 1948 ownership had changed to Mr. T. Dean who also owned the Central Hotel in Perth.
In 1953 Allen & Nicholas carried out works, including erection of suspended awnings. On 15th February 1975 the top floor was destroyed by fire. In 2006 the hotel was closed for a major upgrade. Prior to the completion of development works, on the 13th March 2007, the hotel was vandalized and set on fire which seriously gutted the interior and the roof, however the exterior remained just about intact. The hotel has changed ownership a couple of times since then and in 2010 received the city of Fremantle heritage award for the conservation including restoration and reconstruction of the exterior of the hotel building. The building was purchased by the Carnegie’s International Group in 2012 who set about restoring it into the magnificent venue you see today.
The National Hotel is a substantial and highly decorative, four-level, prominent corner hotel, expressing the affluence of the gold boom and designed in the Federation Free Style of Architecture.