The November, Red Hot Summer Tour 2023/4 Perth spectacular was positive to be a memorable day with an distinctive lineup of artists. It appears the crew at RHS know what the folks need as a result of the punters have been there en masse. Merry music lovers entered the Sandalford Vineyard in droves prepared for a jam-packed day of leisure.
I utterly misjudged the size of time it might take to drive from my residence to my spot on the garden. Visitors was at a standstill and parking was a problem, clearly a sign of a mighty good line up and that folks have been eager to get there early. There was a one hour wait to maneuver a number of kilometres and sadly by the point I arrived, I utterly missed Sam & Sam whereas Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates set was almost completed. Phrase on the road was Mahalia was superb. A couple of sound points, however she soldiered on and continued to carry out whereas technical difficulties have been ironed out. From the carpark, she was on level. I’m actually disillusioned I missed her.
Kasey Chambers was welcomed on stage beneath a transparent blue sky. Settling right into a music record of well-loved hits, Chambers opened with Barricades and Brickwalls. Immediately, the gang was abuzz, singing alongside and elevating the power on the entrance of stage. Fairly Sufficient was music two, prompting some nice crowd participation. Chambers’ commented how fantastic it was to see a giant, burly, bearded man singing together with nice gusto! She additionally famous how a lot she’s grown since she wrote this music. Now moderately than asking if she’s not fairly sufficient, she doesn’t truly give a fuck. All of us cheered, hooray!
Nation folks story telling music adopted with a tonne of soul. A Chamberfied model of Eminem’s Lose Your self was a standout. Arguably, Chambers’ most beloved music, The Captain, noticed her carry her two sons on stage to carry out. An exquisite second for Chambers and her followers. A really proficient household to make sure! Chambers completed with We’re All Gonna Die Some Day, an ideal method to arrange a foot tappin’ procession to the bar.
Ever-attractive, Pete Murray picked up the baton, coming into the stage together with his guitar and band opening with At all times a Winner. Pete’s trademark laid again fashion was the right accompaniment for a 29-degree Perth day with a number of coldies, camp chairs and nibbles. Bail Me Out and Alternative adopted, whereas punters sang and danced at entrance of stage. A good, effectively obtained set from the get-go, Pete continued to heat up the gang, like solely he can. Easy tones, nice music and limitless sunshine.
By this stage, the RHST was residing as much as its identify with some crimson sizzling burnt faces, backs and necks. For lots of the viewers, the one shade they’d seen all day was from the intermittent shadowing from a descending airbus overhead. The Perth flight path occurs to be over Sandalford Vineyard! Pete completed with Tonic and Higher Days. The latter most probably an acceptable music for punters on the finish of the evening. Mr Murray was a delight for all. Additionally, has anyone seen Pete on the duvet of Males’s Well being? It’s best to google it.
Props to RHST for his or her occasion mannequin, permitting followers to enter and exit entrance of stage with an enormous space for dancing and getting up near their favorite artists. None of this pay to be upfront enterprise. It’s an enormous draw card for many individuals and makes for superb power entrance of stage. Great worth at $140 per ticket with hours of subsequent degree leisure. Sink into a comfortable camp chair or lose your self dancing within the pit. I find it irresistible.
Apparent crowd favourites, The Residing Finish, exploded onto the stage like an atom bomb. Maintain onto your wide-brimmed hats and wine glasses folks! Opening with I Can’t Give You What I Haven’t Obtained, the right paced music earlier than thrusting the gang into Second Answer taking it from 100 to 1 thousand in a single second. A lot leaping, singing, dancing and common happiness ensued.
Punters lapped up the trio’s all or nothing, energy packed, hard-hitting set with completely no respiratory house. Stand out songs Footage In The Mirror, West Finish Riot and naturally, the grand finale, Prisoner of Society.
It wouldn’t be a real Residing Finish gig with out stage antics, together with Cheney taking part in his guitar with a stubbie (then consuming full stubbie), double bass acrobatics and far finger pointing. Catchy songs, grit and pure power on stage. The fellows have been all feeling the warmth, performing within the hottest a part of the day and Cheney did remark if he was to die on stage, he’d be pleased with that. He’d get buried subsequent to Bon Scott in Fremantle and we may all go to him on Australia Day!
It’s true, these guys simply maintain getting higher. There have been technical points with Cheney’s sound which he gallantly pushed by as finest he may however ask anybody who witnessed this set they usually’ll let you know they didn’t care. The band was on fireplace. Watching the punters return to their seats from the pit was a pleasure. Energised, laughing arm in arm, enormous smiles – it’s precisely what dwell music is all about!
With the gang warmed as much as its fullest, WA boys, Birds of Tokyo hit the stage whereas the solar was nestling behind the timber. Punters may sense the band have been genuinely excited to be taking part in their iconic music of their hometown. BOT massive stadium sound boomed throughout the garden opening with Smith Road and Plans. Anchor and Two of Us adopted, with entrance man, Ian Kenny’s voice in advantageous type.
Punters relished within the cooler temperatures as daylight pale and we loved the stage lighting to it’s fullest. Kenny proudly introduced they’d be debuting their new single, Lion, dwell for the primary time to a house crowd, and it didn’t disappoint. Followers and punters alike, actually appreciated the sentiment as BOT delivered their latest child for us all to see and absorb.
Stand out second of the evening for BOT was undoubtedly Lanterns, because the rolling lawns have been lit up by the lights from cell phones of the gang, swaying within the night breeze. A magical second for everyone, united in music. Lovely vibrations throughout. BOT have been the right addition to an already superb lineup.
We have been all rewarded with a 30-minute break earlier than the grasp himself, Jimmy Barnes hit the stage. In case you have been hoping to be down the entrance for this efficiency you’ll have needed to skip the restroom go to. You didn’t need to lose place within the pit! One other case of everyone already figuring out what they have been in for. At all times standing room just for Jimmy. He is aware of easy methods to work the stage and we love him for it.
Jimmy had posted on his socials earlier than visiting WA, he was engaged on a set record with a number of songs thrown in, that he hadn’t performed shortly. It’s all the time nice to listen to the songs you realize and die-hard followers all the time keep in mind in the event that they’ve heard a specific music dwell or not. Hopefully Jimmy’s set record ticked a number of containers for these of you who’ve seen him many instances! It’s nice that Jimmy appreciates it too.
Onstage together with his beloved Jane and his household see’s Barnes at his finest. Opening with Flesh and Blood adopted up by I’d Die to Be With You Tonight and Wheels in Movement. Punters singing together with each phrase. Jimmy Barnes beneath the celebs belting out his biggest hits. How fortunate all of us have been to witness it.
With out noting all the set record, my stand outs Lay Down Your Weapons, Experience The Evening Away, Love is Sufficient and Driving Wheels. The last word being everyone’s anthem of alternative, Flame Bushes. Oh Perth, you have been in advantageous voice on this lovely night. Tingles as all of us sang with such coronary heart!
An outstanding day and night of dwell music. No higher method to spend a sunny Saturday at Sandalford Vineyard. If somebody may beam me out of the carpark and residential in a second on the finish of the evening it might be even higher.
Celebrating and having fun with dwell music in lovely surrounds with family and friends is an actual privilege definitely not misplaced on the individuals who attended. Thanks RHST crew and prolonged groups, contractors and artists for creating and delivering an distinctive day of music. We actually admire your dedication, dedication and supply. Cheers and see you subsequent yr!