Just a quick wrap of today’s “ State of the Art “ W.A. music event at Perth Concert Hall.
I had to juggle between acts I had tickets for indoors , & the outside stages at the front & rear of the venue. Outside I caught 4 songs by Steve Parkin & his band , and wish I’d seen more , as they sounded damn good. The Ghost Hotel had my attention for about 45 minutes & were pretty good , with the songs off their newly released album scrubbing up nicely. I only managed catch the last song from San Cisco who came across well (the girl drummer who alsosings , sounds like she’s barely out of nappies !! )
The big performances were the indoor shows where I had 8th & 3rd row seats respectively.Sorry Jebediah fans I am not a convert after their 60 minute set. They were o.k. but just didnot ignite my fuse. I thought Kevin Mitchell’s vocals were adequate at best. Eskimo Joe were a whole different display , with a polished set with plenty of light & shade , and an overall rating of excellent. Kav Temperley is a very fine vocalist. The Hoodoo Gurus whipped the audience into a frenzy ( even with Dave Faulkner recovering from the flu. ) Despite security’s best attempts , the dancing could not be quashed & the energy from the band was contagious. It was a raucous , rollicking performance & maybe only slightly shaded by “ The Eskies. “
All in all a very good day out with some wonderful W.A. talent on show. Wish you’d been there.