Brothers to rock by the river

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It’s 20 years since the release of The Pigram Brothers’ first album Saltwater Country and they are still enjoying performing together all these years later.

Pigram Brothers fans are set to gather at Quarantine Park in Bicton for the 18th annual Broome to Bicton concert on February 22.

Hosted by the Clontarf Foundation, the annual concert brings the Pigram Brothers down to the Perth suburb for a night of music in the park overlooking the Swan River.

The concert comes after the band performed at Broome Primary School’s special assembly to reopen the school four weeks after a block of classrooms were destroyed by fire.

Fans have already expressed excitement for Broome to Bicton, with many ready to dance the night away to songs such as Saltwater Cowboy, Going Back Home and Nowhere Else But Here.

The Broome to Bicton concert first took place in 2003 and was organised by former Fremantle Dockers coach Gerard Neesham to raise money for the Clontarf Aboriginal Football Academy.

Formed in 1996 from the remnants of rock band Scrap Metal, the Pigram Brothers have become icons for Kimberley music. They have won several WAMi and ARIA awards and were the original backing band for Jimmy Chi’s 1990 musical Bran Nue Dae.

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