(Above: Boo Seeka )
Saturday night's show at Corner Hotel was a triple treat — along with Boo Seeka, the gig was also supported by a couple of our other faves, including Dean Lewis and Glades. I mean, how can you go wrong? A big virtual pat on the back to the organisers who put together such an impressive lineup.
The incredible Dean Lewis kicked off festivities with his set. We've been massive fans of this guy at team Wickedd Childd ever since 'Waves' appeared in our inbox — since then, we've been absolutely hooked. With just his powerful voice and his keys, he belted out quite a few personal tracks, briefly explaining the meaning of some of them. Some haven't been released yet, and I'll be eagerly awaiting to hear them once they've been recorded and polished. Some people sang along to 'Waves', which was lovely, and there was also a lot of love for his new single 'Need You Now'. Overall, he killed it, and he's going to keep on killin' it, so watch this space.
Next up were up-and-comers Glades, who have already had a massive 2017. If you're a keen reader of music media, you've probably seen their names around in many 'ones to watch in 2017' lists. They're adorable, and their humbleness comes through during their live sets. For a support set, they played quite a few tracks (not that I'm complaining). Along with their brand single from this year 'Dangerous', they also played hits from their 2016 EP This Is What It's Like.
I'm not going to lie, and this point, I'm feeling exhausted. I've just witnessed two incredible support acts do their thing, so how could this night get any better? Oh, but it did.
Having never seen Boo Seeka live, I didn't know what to expect, and that's a good mentality to have before a gig. They brought everything to their set. How does one pick a favourite moment when their whole set was fire? Sorry, I'm going to do it anyway. 'Fool' was a personal highlight. I'm a sucker for their 2015 hit, and it transitioned into an incredible live delight, thankfully. Plus, I love any excuse to bust out a few moves, so this one was a winner.
Another silky smooth number was 'Kingdom Leader', this one was another set highlight. It was also hard to go past their new one 'Does This Last', which was brilliant.
Their musicianship is amazing — the way they're able to recreate electronic sounds, experiment with percussion and pour all their energy into their live sound on-stage didn't go unnoticed. I was, and I'm sure many others were also, in awe of their passion and joy for performing.
Australian music rules, and it will continue to dominate — especially with artists like Boo Seeka (as well as Dean Lewis and Glades) performing impeccable live shows like this.
Written by Amy Smolcic
GIG REVIEW: BOO SEEKA | CORNER HOTEL | MELB | 14.04.17
Supports: Glades and Dean Lewis
Photographer: Kristy Smolcic