Fly by Night Club says
The Fly By Night Musicians Club, in Fremantle, Western Australia, was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit organisation by musicians and music lovers, providing live entertainment by local artists, and a modest venue for visiting national and international performers. It is housed in a heritage-listed building owned by the National Trust of Australia (W.A.), fronting Holdsworth Street and Parry Street—a prefabricated former Defence Department building, originally constructed as an artillery drill hall.ActivitiesThe club assists development of local musicians and performing arts, and provides a venue for other community-based activities. Capacity of its main hall is 500 patrons, mostly standing. In 1996, it was the first venue in Western Australia to bar tobacco smoking. A smaller performance space, "the Fly Trap", holds 100 patrons for local gigs, mainly by band members of the club. Other smaller spaces are available for rehearsals, workshops, seminars and community fundraising activities. Western Australian bands which have performed there or launched their careers at the club include the John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Eskimo Joe, San Cisco, The Panics and the Joe Kings. National and international performers have included Boy & Bear, Gotye, The Cat Empire, Paul Dempsey, Grizzly Bear and The Black Keys. As of 2013, it has been the regular venue of the annual WAM Song of the Year event.