Abraham Dunovits

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Contact Information

The best way to contact Abe is via email.  We write it like this to avoid spam spam spam.

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Abe lives in Melbourne and is available for gigs, parties, art exhibition openings or performances of any type,such as his solo acoustic with live percussion loops or his duos Los Parceros (Latin and Contemporary)  or  Ed and Abe Musical Fun Times (Gypsy Jazz)


Music resume

This is an abridged version of my CV, too many things to include and not enough space!

Professional Experience         

2023.       Mar.      Melbourne Ukulele Festival 

                    Jan.         National Multicultural Festival, Canberra, with Los Parceros

2022.     July.     Firelight Festival, Docklands, Melbourne, with Los Parceros

                  Mar.      Melbourne Ukulele Festival 

2018       Oct          Newkele Festival, Newcastle (NSW)                  

2017      Dec          Started Recording "Big Man, LIttle Uke" Clamis Studios, St Kilda

                 Oct         Blenheim Festival, South Australia

                Sep         Colombian Independence Fiesta, Brisbane (with Oscar Jimenez)

                 Apr          Amaru Tribe CD launch

                 Feb          Funkalleros EP Launch, "Santo Matador" at Bella Union, Carlton

2016     Oct            Melbourne Ukulele Festival, Wesley Ann, Northcote.

                 Feb          Melbourne Festival, Collaboration with  Amaru Tribe,  Lalibellas and Nhatti Man


2014       April       Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra, Perth, WA

               March     Melbourne Ukulele Festival, Northcote Town Hall

                                Acoustica series, Melbourne City Library, solo performance

            February   St Kilda Festival, two performances at Eclectico and Republica.

                                Melbourne Summer Latin Festival, Birragung Marr Park, Melbour

             January     Madremonte support, with Funkalleros, Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy

                                Solo Summer residency, Grand View Hotel, Brusnwick. (on-going)


2013             Nov   Solo Summer residency, Grand View Hotel, Brusnwick. (on-going)

                                 Acoustica Series, performance with Ashley J Higgs, Melbourne Library

                                  Yardstock, Brunswick.

                                  End of the Line Festival, Belgrave, Victoria.

                  August   Darebin Festival, Northcote.

                                  Residency at Open Studio, Northcote, Agua Con Sol

                                  Residency at Lyrebird Lounge with Funkalleros

        March/April   Formed Agua con Sol and Guitares Mystiques

         February       Tabasco Mebourne Tour 2013, bass guitar.

Jan/Feb/March     Residency at the Spanish Club, Fitzroy, playing solo.

                                 Summer Latin Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne.

           January       Relocated to Melbourne


2012        Dec         Amnesty International Concert, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

                  April     Recorded Corazon de Nueva York CD, recorded at The Cutting Room, New York

                   Jan      Year long residency at Xwray café, Fremantle, with John Bannister Jazz quartet


2011      Sep          Hulbert Street Festival, Performance and stage coordinator

             July          Wilson Saoko band (Colombian salsa superstar), Perth concert, backing vocals

                 Feb       Fremantle Carnivale Opening, Italian Club, Fremantle.

                 Jan       Year long residency at Gypsy Tapas Restaurant, Fremantle


2010       Oct        Spirit of Lullabop album lauch by Funkalleros, Clancy’s Fish pub

            March       Nannup Festival  with Funkalleros

                   Jan    New Album recording with Funkalleros, 10 original songs


2009       Oct      Nominated for WAM best song of the Year,  Experimental Category

                 July   Recording with New Cosmick System  10 original songs) with Lucky Oceans


2008      Sep     The Land, (Abe Dunovits) wins WAM best song of the Year award.

              May     Casserole of Humanity featured on the ABC radio national Daily Planet

               Apr    Joondalup Festival, Funkalleros

                          Self funded CD launch “Casserole of humanity”, Fly by Night Club, Funkalleros

          March    Town of Vincent, Summer Concert Series, Funkalleros

                          West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Fremantle Esplanade, Funkalleros


2007    Sep     Upside Down, (Funkalleros) nominated for WAM best song of the Year award.

             Feb      Started recording Casserole of Humanity.

                           Performed at the Fremantle Arts Centre as part of own exhibition “Collide”


2006    June    Performed at the Spiegeltent, Bath International Fringe Festival

              Apr       Performed at the Dorchester Festival with daughter Nikita (11yrs)

        Mar-Apr   Lived in England. Wrote songs for upcoming album.


2005    Dec         Funkalleros CD launch, Kulcha

                Dec      Cuban Friendship Society Benefit Concert, Kulcha

                  July   The Next Big Thing, Semi-finals concert, Amplifier Bar                

              March   Walk Against Want, free concert, Burswood park, Victoria Park 

              March   Ozomatli Australian Tour, support act, Shangara Jive

             Feb        Perth International Arts Festival, “Mr Cha Cha’s Ballroom”, Forrest Place. 


2004      Oct     Shangara Jive CD launch, Mojos, North Fremtantle                                                                                         

          March     Yossou N’dour Australian Tour, support act, Concert Hall, Perth

                Feb   Busselton Beach Festival, headlining act, Shangara Jive


2003    Dec    New Years Eve. Mandurah foreshore (Sabroson)

             Nov    Houghton Winery Jazz Festival (with Sabroson)

                         Fremantle Festival Closing Party, Fremantle Arts Centre

                         Subiaco Jazz Festival, Rokeby Rd.

               July  Artswa Function, Burswood Casino

          March    Point Walter Fiesta, (Sabroson)

                           Katanning Cultural  Festival, (Sabroson)

                           Putting on an Act, PICA


2002   Nov     Houghton Winery Jazz Festival, (with Sabroson)

                        Kulcha at the Quarry

            Oct     Club Zho performance, Perth, Ray Unit (aka Abe Dunovits)

                        Artrage festival, Ray Unit

                          City of Perth’s Latin Carnival, Russel Square, Northbridge, w/ Sabroson

                          PIAF, Museum Courtyard Concert, Perth, with Los Soneros

                          Perth International Arts Festival, Johnnie Walker Classic, Karrinyup


2001      Nov  Fremantle Arts Centre, Summer Bazaar, Fremantle, w/ Sabroson

               Jan  Carnival Latino, Northbridge, with Sabroson


2000    Oct    Put together salsa band SABROSON


1999     Nov   Benefit night for the Cuban Friendship Society, Fly by Night Club, Fremantle

                Oct  Cartier Ball, Community Aid Abroad Benefit Night, UWA, with Malembe

           March  Festival of Perth 1999, Festival Club Closing Party, with Malembe


1998    Nov    The Festival of Fremantle, The Magick Trousers at King’s Square, Fremantle

                         Recorded debut CD with The Magick Trousers at SAE, Perth

                         Several performances with group Purr at the Seaview Tavern                     


1997        July  Recorded “tinuyar”, self produced CD at Couch Studios, Fremantle

               Feb     Recorded Album  CD with Spooky, “Transister” at Poonshead studios


1995       Sep     Tour of Victoria with Spooky supporting Even


1993     March   Joined Perth original band The Whitlam Years


1992       Sep     Margaret Ullrich support gig with Rosie’s Kitchen at the Concert Hall

                             Jenni Morris National Tour, support with Rosie's Kitchen

                 Aug    Tommy Emmanuel National tour support, Rosies Kitchen

                 Feb    Simply Red support gig with Rosie’s kitchen at the Perth Entertainment Centre


1991       Aug     Performed  at the Campus Band Competition final at the Ozone Bar with

                           Rosie’s Kitchen, (second place winners)

1989/1990        Performed in various cover bands in Perth



2020                       Sigh of the Times, solo release, Melbourne, Australia

2017                       Funkalleros EP recording Santo Matador, Melbourne, Australia 

2016                       Amaru Tribe, Album release, Melbourne, Australia

2015                       Funkalleros EP, Volvere, Mebourne, Australia

2012                      Corazon de Nueva York, recorded at the Cutting Room, NYC

2011                       10 guitar songs, demo for solo album

2010                       Spirit of Lullabop, Funkalleros 3rd album

2009                       New Cosmick System (with Lucky Oceans)

2006                       Recorded 7 demo songs for new original music solo project

2004                       Recording of solo arlbum at Kitchen Cooked records, Fremantle. Independent  Release

2003                       Shangara Jive, “Play with Fire”, released in Western Australian Music Industry CD compilation

                                 Pandora’s Box Film Festival, soundtracks to two short films.

                                 Special guest in recording by band Prawns with Horns, playing Tres guitar

2002                      “F#ckhead”, Ray Unit, CD Album, (independent release)

                               “ Spirit Elevator”, Ray Unit (aka Abe Dunovits),  CD album,(independent release)

                                 Pandora’s Box Film Festival, soundtracks to two short films

2001                       Sabroson demo recording

2000                      “This is not a mistake”, Carcrashface, CD album (thru Begerk! label)

1999                         Recorded demo CD with Malembe at Dolphin Theatre, UWA

1997                         First solo album Tinuyar, recorded at Couch Studios

1998                        “Best of”, Magic Trousers, CD album (independent realease)

1995                         “Transister”, Spooky, CD album (independent release)

1994                          “On the quiet”, Spooky, EP Cd recording ( Shock Records, Melbourne)

1993                         “Life after Death”,  The Whitlam Years, cassette album (independent release)

1992                         “Live at the Loft”, The Whitlam Years, cassette album (independent release)

1991                           “Rosie’s Kitchen”, debut cassette album (independent release)