Artist info


Roots, Rock

Sounds like

The Cat Empire, monsieur camembert, ani difranco

band members

Ash Fertch - acoustic guitar, vocals Charlie Jones - drums, vocals, percussion, tin whistle Damon Pyke - guitar, vocals, mandolin, melodica Ellen Paynter - double bass


The Cat Empire, Desert Child, Tecoma


Sounding like a pack of untamed gypsies singin’, pickin’, screamin’ and skankin’ with flailing limbs to a grinding Balkan barbershop-doof-quartet at a drunken festival rasta-hoedown, Double Entendre’s high-energy trademark style of “GypRock” shakes stirs and blends genres of world music, gypsy jazz and roots into their own intoxicatingly dancy original concoction. With an unshakable wall-of-groove and a strong, healthy pulse, these vagabonds from WA’s alternative capital of Fremantle jam-pack a double-bass, drums, percussion, acoustic & electric guitars, ukulele, mandolin, melodica, tin-whistle and three-part vocal harmonies into songs influenced by various sounds from around the globe encompassing Celtic folk, flamenco, reggae and Afro-beat. Awarded Best World Music Act at the 2007 WA music awards, Double Entendre have been working up a sweat among the crowds of WA, touring and playing shows regularly in Perth and the South-West including festivals such as Blues at Bridgetown, The Lakes, WAMi, Nannup and Fairbridge Festival alongside acts such as Blue King Brown, Eskimo Joe, eMDee and The Whitlams. This year Double Entendre are embarking on a massive 8-month debut national tour, which has so far taken them through the northwest of WA, through the NT and over to the mystical far-East of Byron Bay.