Sweet Mate Music is a Perth-based business responsible for managing three great musical acts – NEW TALK, Red Jezebel, The Ghost Hotel – started by Luke Rinaldi, who has won the Golden WAMi (West Australian Music Industry Association) award for Contribution to the Music Industry (in 2003, 2006 and 2011), and also the WAMi Management award in 2011 & 2013.
Sweet Mate Music is also the booking agent for three more fantastic original acts – Downsyde, Dream Rimmy, The Kill Devil Hills, Lucy Peach and The Love Junkies – and also books the entertainment for WA venues Badlands Bar, The Bassendean Hotel and Fremantle’s Railway Hotel.
Additionally, Sweet Mate had co-ordinated select tours for Australian acts heading to WA. Past artists’ tours include The Blackeyed Susans (and Rob Snarski solo), 78 Saab, Front End Loader, Even, Six Ft Hick, Brian Henry Hooper, Eskimo Joe, Kamikaze Trio, The Exploders, Screwtop Detonators, Downhills Home, Dave Graney, Digger and the Pussycats, Charles Jenkins and Dappled Cities Fly.
And let’s not forget The Sea Of Tunes, Perth’s favourite Beach Boys tribute band, and Some Like It Yacht (paying homage to late 70s/early 80s Yacht Rock) made up of some of the original music scene’s favourite harmonisers!
Luke has also been responsible for curating WA’s State Of The Art Festival since 2014. The festival has hosted acts such as Birds Of Tokyo, Jebediah, Karnivool, Drapht, Gyroscope, You Am I, San Cisco, The Stems, The Scientists & Ta-ku.
For all enquiries regarding the artists or venues on the Sweet Mate Music roster, please email Luke Rinaldi here.