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BOY & BEAR @ Albany Entertainment Centre

 

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with All Our Exes Live In Texas
Albany Entertainment Centre

Friday, November 2, 2016

After four weeks of touring regional Australia, Boy & Bear arrived at Albany Entertainment Centre and played a tight and well received show.

The band were supported by all girl folk band All Our Exes Live In Texas, whose perfect harmonies and catchy little tunes were a great match for Boy & Bears own tunes. With their funny andecdotes and great stage presence, All Our Exes were an excellent support band for Boy & Bear.

I spoke to Katie and Hannah from All Our Exes Live In Texas after the show and they said that the tour with Boy & Bear has so far been amazing as they got to see all the regional towns that they themselves would not have been able to afford to visit. Their debut album When We Fall comes out in March next year and they will be touring it in April and May.

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Boy & Bear walked out to Australian classic Sounds of Then and a warm welcome from the crowd and opened with Limit of Love. They then played some newer tracks from their October release ‘Limit of Love’, before playing an older track, Three Headed Woman.

The band slowed it down towards the middle of the set, playing Showdown, Rabbit Song and one of my personal favourites, Lordy May. All tracks were executed well and kept the crowd engaged.

The band had great audience interaction, often making talking points out of comments shouted by the audience, and the good mix of older and newer songs kept the crowd happy.

The last three songs performed by the band were the most well received by the crowd. All Our Exes Live in Texas were invited back on stage to help Boy & Bear with their very special cover of Crowded Houses’ Fall At Your Feet, which captivated the audience. They followed this with Southern Sun and Walk The Wire which were an excellent finish to an excellent show.

Overall clean vocals and a wonderful sounding lead guitar stole the show with the saxophone solo on Harlequin Dream being successfully recreated on the lead guitar. Guitarist Killian did an excellent job at playing all the best riffs live and really let loose on an amazing solo.

Overall Boy & Bear put on a great show at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

KIERRA POLLOCK

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