GIG REVIEW: BONJAH (with special guests Tully On Tully & Animaux) HIFI MELB 4/10/14

Thursday, October 16, 2014
(Tully on Tully & Animaux)

On Saturday night, Alex Lahey of Animaux described Bonjah as 'Melbourne's hardest working band'. She couldn't be anymore correct. Bonjah has been busking in and around Melbourne's CBD for several years. They've become accustomed to playing in front of crowds of passerby's, so playing Melbourne's legendary music venue, the Hi-Fi, would be a natural task for the four piece band from New Zealand.

(Natalie Foster - Tully On Tully)

Tully on Tully, an indie folk band hailing from Melbourne, kicked off the night in mighty style. The up and comers had the crowd moving with "Stay" and "Two Birds". Lead singer, Natalie Foster, captivated the crowd with her mass vocal range and flawless voice.

(The Gang in Animaux)

Fellow Melbourne band, Animaux, continued the grooves during their set. Their sound can be defined as a fusion of soul, funk, and pop. Despite being a supporting act for the night, they brought a large crowd to the dance-floor. 

Bonjah opened up with "Evolution" from the bands latest release, Beautiful Wild. The catchy hook, groove, and thumping drums proved as a wise and energetic choice to get the crowd warmed up.

Throughout the show, Bonjah's energy came across as effortless. Their energy and vibe is almost infectious and you can't help be in awe of their presence. It's a combination of the raw and enthralling vocals of Glenn Mossop that keep your eyes glued. The rustic vocals during the final song of the night "Bullet In The Barrel", provided an impeccable closure to the show.

If you were after a night where you could let loose on your awkward dance moves, their show was for you. It was clear that everybody in the crowd was mesmerized by their presence. Big things are destined for Bonjah. Watch this space! 

(Review by Amy Smolcic)