Live review of our Cedar Galleries show in the Gladstone Observer
7 January 2012 Review by Emily Kemp
Under the golden glow of Cedar Galleries’ lamp chandeliers, last Friday night’s audience of nearly 200 was relaxed and happy, settling in for a night of good music, food and company.
Support act Andrew Thomson and Emmylou Hocking surprised the crowd with their youthful talent, though it wasn’t till the main act that the audience’s full attention was captured.
Nick Everitt and Liesl Karlsson did not disappoint, their playlist was filled with a variety of songs from both of their albums and their friendly attitude created a warm atmosphere.
Their live sound was top notch and familiar to their recorded versions.
The setting of Cedar Galleries was perfect for the pair’s sweet harmonies and acoustic backings, with steak sandwiches and BYO drinks making for a cheap night.
It was a balmy evening and the duo definitely knew they were in central Queensland with Liesl remarking it had been the “sweatiest day of my life.”
Between songs the duo engaged with the audience, telling stories of the inspiration for their songs, including Nick’s first love song to Liesl.
Overall, it was an excellent night and so successful that gallery owner Angela Scheers is looking at organising a music series with similar style performances.
Gladstone may also be lucky to welcome the duo back for a third performance in the future.