I arrive just in time to see Mid Ayr grace the stage with stand in “Alex” on bass due to the other Alex’s current solo tour slot with Holy Holy. The three piece are again in fine form for the slowly building Olympia crowd. They kick off with a new tune with a driving rhythm that is sure to be a new future classic. You can catch the lads at the Jungle Love Festival this weekend if you are one of the lucky ticket holders to this great Brisbane festival.
The crowd built into a lightly packed Brightside with a solid sense of anticipation for ARIA nominated sweetheart Olympia. The band has been going from strength to strength since last in Brisbane doing some pretty impressive work. The show is filled with classic tunes that have already made their way into the minds and hearts of people all over Australia.
The Olympia front women participated in a healthy bit of banter tonight and even had a special shout out for a lovely ladies birthday (who happen’s to be my lovely wife). The music is again first class with the Stevie Nicks-esque vocals even sweeter and guitar moves groovier than ever before. There was a simple class to Olympia tonight even steeping over to the electric piano for a solo where you could hear a in drop in the packed house the entire song.
Songs like Self Talk, smoke signals and Tourists continue to be the crowd favourites but the whole set was tight and engaging. Olympia has set herself up for great expectations for 2017 and I for one am very excited to see the results.
Thanks for a great show (and the shout out) and good luck with the ARIAs.