Friday, October 31, 2008

Dan Kelly and the Ukeladies

Last night I met Nicole out the front of the Spiegletent, set up on the forecourt of the Arts Centre. Having not been inside before, we both didn't know what to expect about the much talked about summer venue.

We were there for the 7pm show, being Dan Kelly and the Ukeladies, based on recommendations by Nicole. Dan, being Paul Kelly's nephew, and singer/songwriter in his own right, with shoop shoop girls as backing vocals!

Quite a mix within the crowd, and we wondered whether the tent brought in a devout older crowd keen to experience the events there, as well as people more within our ago bracket! Such a tiny, and character filled little venue...with very uncomfortable seating!

He opened solo, and very promptly, confessing that he was very nervous. I think he's second number, Drunk On Election Night made some of the oldies in the audience very nervous, due to the colourful language - with graphic audience participation parts! Very funny. His songs are storytelling, very Aussie, and fun.

Fire And Theft, and then a new song about DJing at Dandenong station, he's introductions while he played with and tuned in his instruments, had the younger crowd laughing out loud.

An amazing cover of Nothing Compares To U, along with I Will Release Myself (Unto You) and Babysitters Of The World Unite!, and then The SUV Song - hilarious! Taking the piss, with a message!

Was a great, cute little gig, which left a line in my head for the rest of the night:
Red wine and summer time
Two favourite friends of mine

1 comment:

  1. hello there Tash - thanks for dropping by the third ... what a great nite out .... lucky you :)

    we have lots of nites in with a 4yr old and 5yr old so it is great for me to life vircariously thru other bloggers :) cheers for now le


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