A gig for the romantics, lovers of indie-folk and die-hard fans of the curly headed, young Australian prodigy known as Vance Joy. In the midst of his national UK tour, Vance Joy gave us a stellar performance at the O2 Academy in Bristol last Saturday night.
With Vance selling out shows throughout the country, it was yet another full house of fans. The band room was surely bustling with youngsters, couples, and trendsetters of the indie variety. It was a cosy and complacent kind of evening, you could see couples huddled together far and wide. It was safe to say it was the kind if gig that usually transmits from a Vance Joy performance; it can either make you fall back in love with your partner, or if not you could just fall for Vance himself- it wouldn’t be too difficult.
To kick off the evening, we were graced with the angelic, yet however robust voice of the talented Lily Moore. Think, a young Adele meets Wolf Alice. Her astounding vocal capabilities soared through the venue, and into our well and truly warmed up ear-drums.
Once the man himself jumped up on stage, his friendly Australian accent gave me a nice little reminder of home. Starting his set with some brand new material, Vance put us all in a dream-like state of romantic antics. His new music portrayed a more sensitive rendition than previous works, giving us the soft tonality of indie-folk music that we all love and appreciate.
Moving forward into his set, he transitioned more into his more popular material, getting the audience grooving and singing along to the much-loved track ‘Georgia’. With a smooth delivery of acoustic guitar, grounding drums and an indie bass to get you moving, Vance Joy’s performance was everything you could expect from the Australian singer-songwriter. Ending his concert with the highly anticipated ‘Riptide’, a song by which I can highly guarantee everyone has heard, Vance Joy succeeded in giving us a beautifully serene moment of musical gratitude.
Vance Joy is Set to continue his UK and European tour over the next month, with many more shows to come.
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