Gig Review: Bree Tranter | The Toff | MELB | 20.11.16

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bree Tranter brought her enchanting vocals to The Toff in Melbourne on Sunday night as part of her Another Night on Earth album tour. The Sydney-native also brought along her talented band, who all also hit the stage shoeless.

Though her music is magical in it's studio format, she brought them to life beautifully during her live set, adding a whole new dimension to them — especially with her stunning melodies and extended instrumentals.

Very early on in her set, she played 'Deja-Vu', which comes from her album. Her performance of the track set the scene of what she was going to deliver — dreamy vocal tones, soaring vocals and incredible musicianship.

I enjoyed her reflections before some of her tracks and loved that she provided a little insight into the inspiration behind some of her tracks. Examples of stories she shared was when she felt inspired after smoking up in the middle of Sydney's CBD. Because her experiences with love heavily influenced her new album, she shared their connection with certain tracks. She discussed love and sex, before launching into 'More Love and Sex'. She also mentioned how a romance with her roommate inspired the writing of some of her tracks. 

Just like many of her songs, 'Tuesday Fresh Cuts' is powerful in the way it can transport your thoughts to a whole new level of consciousness. The arrangement is stunning and it was a true pleasure to witness it live. I also thought her performance of 'Your Rhythm' was brilliant and saw a couple of sways erupt in the building.

For her last song of the night, 'Another Night on Earth', her band left her on-stage alone to close up the show. She ended the show on a captivating note, leaving everyone in awe of her incredible talent.

Bree Tranter played an unforgettable set, which was full of splendid soul and raw emotions. Do yourself a favour, see her live, you won't regret it.

Written by Amy Smolcic
Photos by Kristy Smolcic

You can catch Bree Tranter at the below dates:
Thursday 24 November – Oxford Circus – Sydney
Saturday 27 November – The Foundary – Brisbane