A lot has been up lately.. Like Mid sems and.. erm.. well just mid sems… 3 weeks in total and this is the last week. The toughest has ended and hopefully all is well.. sigh…
After the toughest subject we went for a little “celebration”… Went to the Modern Art Gallery to check out Picasso’s Collection which is really cool.. but some how I didn’t get quite a number of the paintings… Thier brush strokes and all are really good.. and thier people… My oh My.. how much more real can it get to the real person?? Their was one picture which was really beautiful… It was one by Picasso during his Cubism days… and there was another I forgot by whom but the title was “Margherite” the lady was really pretty…
Then for dinner we checked out a “Malaysian” food reastaurant called “Little Singapore”. Not bad really but the Prawn Mee which I had wasn’t as spicy as I expected. It was nice no doubt but it lacked a kick that would make it so much more better.
Anyway.. the main story today is not about eating Malaysian food at a place named after our neighbours or checking out the Picasso collection, which is shown the first time outside Europe, but…. I’m here to talk about an Australian musician’s gig. hehehe…
It was held yesterday and it’s his long awaited gig in Australia after performing in Europe for a couple of years… *Still can’t believe I got in* Anyway there were 2 opening acts.
The first: Brett Dennen – Hmmm….
He was more like a kid on stage, although he had like erm.. 3 albums he didn’t quite appeal to me.. so….
The second: The Audreys (Trio) – Wow.
This is so much better. The lead singer’s voice, a female, was amazingly sexy.. hahahah and the guitarist was pretty skilful. Not to mention that they preformed with a cello and banjo and mini guitar and the “Pianica” that we learned in primary school.. So cool. And they looked so happy on stage, you can practically feel thier joy of performing especially after the lead singer , Tasha I think, played with the pianica. Actually they are a 5 piece band but cause they only came with 3 people, they are a trio for the moment… haha and that’s why they had to keep changing instruments and looked so busy… LOL
The last & main act: Pete Murray – Phoaaaarrrhhhhhhhh!
His was the best hands down! Everyone was there to see him and only him and he didn’t disappoint! *Me at least, and my friend possibly* He sang about 15 songs which is quite a lot. Mostly from his “Summer in Eureka” album and some from his older ones.. He only has 3 albums… His songs are so much better live! Not to mention his voice is also much more sexier live! hhehe…
His band: Oh… his band was also pretty amazing, from the guitarist Brett who could possibly steal the show with his guitar skills alone, to Ben the keyboardist who was pretty amazing with his keyboard but he just looked darn happy performing for Pete. The drummer, Andy and the bassist JZ was pretty cool too.. though frankly the bassist didn’t really stand out much… Each and everyone of his band members had a solo which was darn impressive. The keyboardist and the guitarist even had a duel.. hahaha
The Venue: The Venue is an indoor “pub” like place? More like a lounge perhaps… Since I’ve never been to a pub or a lounge I can’t really compare. It’s carpeted though and there are 2 floors. We went up to the second floor since, well as Asians we were so much shorter… LOL. It was a free standing concert but there were some chairs or sofas hanging around, so the concert goers moved the sofas to the railing so they can sit and watch.. how smart.. heheh Halfway about after the first act, Brett Dennen, I felt like it was a scene from the movies that had prom nights… The venue and the performer and the presence of the dancefloor.. hahahha
Now for some comparison between Malaysia’s concerts and Australia’s concert. Cause the venue is very much different from the ones I went before.. One can’t really compare the venue, although in Malaysia thye probabaly don’t have a venue like The Tivoli.
The queue: We went earlier cause we didn’t know where the place was… we reached there about 6pm.. the doors open at 7pm.. we were the second there.. but cause the road we took to the place was pretty deserted and would probabaly scare the bejeebers outta me *what is bejeebers?* we found and alternative route and reached back to the venue at 6:30 ish… and the line was still pretty short… If it were Malaysia.. I think we would be at the end of the line…. WOW!
And if we were in Malaysia, there would be stalls selling food and all.. by the roadside.. hahahha
Ok.. and it said that the doors will be open at 7pm right… it opened at 7.10pm which is still very much earlier than the always late Malaysian time… hahaha… the first act actually started at 7:30pm still early compared to Malaysia’s.
Oh the first thing that they do once they entered the venue was head straight to the bar and get a drink.. hmm… only a handful went straight to right in front of the stage… hmmm very different, or maybe cause we were quite in front in the line and the people weren’t ready to pack the floor yet…
Hmmm.. I forgot what I wanted to write already cause I was interrupted by lunch.. LOL.. nah…
Oh… time for some pictures.
The view from the second tier, from where we were standing actually.. not bad eh?
Hehehhe the tickets to Pete Murray!
Pete and his band on their set which has incredibly good lighting
U can’t really see Pete in the picture though.. hahah oh sorry for the not so good pictures. Didn’t bring in the good cameras.. ehehhe… Oh and the set they made it look like the album cover.
See the bookshelves at the back? They actually emit light! ehehhe.. so cool. Oh when they off those stage lights, they have like little lamps for each player. Which makes it look very cool.. *sorry I have no other words to describe the set except cool… my vocabulary is very limited no doubt*
Hmm.. I think that’s about it.. hehehe All in all.. it’s the best concert so far.. but….. …. …. the concert mood wasn’t as good as the others… there were shouts and claps and all… but the movement wasn’t really there… concert mood wise… Good Charlotte’s was still the better one.. ahahha…. Cheerios now!
P.S. I’m now officially The Audreys and Pete Murray’s fan… *gush!*