About Us

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The
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The Duke of George

The “Duke of George” is a new live music venue, coming to life in the semi-basement of the heritage listed “Brush Factory” building at the top of George Street in East Fremantle. Its ethos is to provide Quality Live Music in the genre of Blues –crossing the lines to Jazz/ Folk /Soul and more….

The
Building

The Brush Factory was originally built in 1901 for the manufacture of brushes and brooms. Decades later it was taken over by Main Roads and used as a depot. Next came the Lauder and Howard team who opened a Fine Arts and Antiques Business. The current family owners bought the site in 2009 and have meticulously restored the heritage value of the building, saving as much of the original structure as possible and recycling material throughout. The new Brush Factory is a creative hub, housing the Duke of George Blues and Jazz venue, diverse performing arts spaces and lifestyle studios and offices for the arts industry and local commercial business.

The
Music

The Duke offers an impressive selection of Blues & Roots, Swing & Jazz, Folk, Soul and more, with a mix of house band sessions and ticketed shows. All House Sessions are door entry. Ticketed shows are pre-booked online. Our music is carefully curated to showcase quality musicians in all styles.

The
Concept

The venue is the creative vision and passion of Owner and Artistic Director, Renee Coyle. WAPPA trained, and having led a colourful career of her own across many stages, her desire was to build an exceptional performance space to house and nurture the creative growth of the music industry. The Duke offers the ultimate night out. Fabulous tunes played by accomplished artists in a comfy, classy, setting with great service, quality food, and a tempting drinks list. A little piece of New Orleans in the heart of East Fremantle.

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