Abe Dunovits was born in Argentina, grew up in Spain and now resides in Perth Western Australia. Abe Dunovits is primarily a guitar player but also plays bass, percussion, sings and writes songs and poems. The first bands with whom Abe played guitar and sang in the early nineties were original Perth indie rock bands such as Rosie's Kitchen, The Whitlam Years and Spooky with whom he got moderate success, playing important support gigs and getting national airplay. Later on, upon re-discovering his Latin roots, Abe joined Latin band Malembe and later on formed ,together with percussionist Joe Naimo, the now renowned salsa big band Sabroson, helping gather some of the most talented musicians to come out of the Perth Jazz and Latin scene. Most recently, Abe has played guitar in African-fusion band Shangara Jive, who supported Senegalese star Yossou N'Dour in his WA 2004 tour at the Concert Hall.
But Abe Dunovits interest in music does not stop at Latin or Pop music. He is a well experienced improvisor, having performed and recorded with experimental outfits Magick Trousers, Carcrash Face and Double/Tripe A Chthonic (with Anarchist Mar Bucknell, anti-poets Alan Boyd and Ashley Higgs, the latter now living in Melbourne) Abe Dunovits has performed at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art "Putting on an Act", Club Zho and Guerrilla Sessions, both with improvising bands and as Ray Unit, his alter-ed performance character, taking the name from the main character in the seminal Tim Burns' 1975 Australian film "Against the Grain". Ray Unit has also appeared at Platform 1 Gallery in Melbourne and has released three albums, which get regular airplay on Perth's independent radio RTR FM. Abe Dunovits has also appeared live on RTR with Spooky and other radio stations and has extensive recording and performing experience with Rosie's Kitchen, The Whitlam Years and Spooky, Shangara Jive and now Funkalleros having released a total of 5 albums with all these bands.
Venues where Abe Dunoits has performed include
His Majesty’s Theatre
Metropolis Fremantle and City
Fly By Night Club
also played at...
Festival of Perth , Festival of Fremantle, East Fremantle Festival, Subiaco Street Festival, Joondalup Festival, Mandurah Festival , Bunbury Festival, Katanning Multicultural Festival, Artrage
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