Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner @ the Tivoli Theatre

I FINALLY ticked off one of my long-term gig goals last night by catching Newton Faulkner, the great dreadlocked, ranga, spaghetti-monster (by his own description), for the first time last night, with Kirsten at Brisbane’s Tivoli Theatre.

Making his way up Australia’s eastern seaboard performing “sideshows” around the recent Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Newton wheeled out a mixed bag of hits from his 3 studio albums including “Clouds”, “Dream Catch Me”, “I Need Something”, “Pulling Teeth” and more.

Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre
Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner Setlist → Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane (02 April, 2013)

  1. Pulling Teeth
  2. To the Light
  3. People Should Smile More
  4. Against the Grain
  5. Clouds
  6. Teardrop (Massive Attack cover)
  7. I Need Something
  8. Long Shot
  1. Sugar in the Snow
  2. Bricks
  3. Soon
  4. Dream Catch Me
  5. Write It on Your Skin
  6. Pick Up Your Broken Heart
  7. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
  8. I’m Not Giving Up Yet

What really sets Newton apart from his acoustic soloist peers, apart from his incredible musical talent, is his ability to entertain, through in-between-song banter and enthusiasm to get his audiences harmonically involved in the show, with an ease and maturity that mocks his tender 27 years of age.

Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre

Newton Faulkner performs at the Tivoli Theatre

With that box ticked and a great night out enjoyed by both myself and Kirsten, all that is left to say is SEE THIS GUY LIVE if he happens to be journeying through your town anytime soon.

Morgan Joanel

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion already, I LOVE it when arriving, and often lining up in long queues, at a venue early for a performance is rewarded by exposure to a previously undiscovered “support” artist that blows you away with their talent.

Tonight was yet another one of those occasions when the gorgeous, pint-sized, multi-talented Perth girl, Morgan Joanel, took to the right of stage and began to loop, strum, beat and dance her way through a selection of original and cover songs.

Morgan Joanel performs at the Tivoli Theatre
Morgan Joanel performs at the Tivoli Theatre

Here’s a brief taste of what Morgan delivered to an appreciative group of existing (and no doubt “new” after last night’s performance) fans:

Morgan Joanel - Live in Bondi

If, like me, you’re all about supporting quality local talent, check out more of Morgan’s music on her website, and/or YouTube channel.

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