Dead Letter Circus
Opening the night at the Factory Theatre was the Sydney based quartet STRANGERS, who blew me away as I instantly became a fan. Very comfortable with the crowd they were down right into business. The clarity, precision and groove from this band was incredible. Before I knew it I was bobbing my head to these guys and lost in a trance. Lead vocalist Ben had flawless vocals amazingly backed up with incredible harmonies from bassist Tristan and guitarist Mark, whilst Timmy on drums kept the groove and bang chugging along like a freight train.
Having heard much about these stripped down DEAD LETTER CIRCUS shows I was really not sure what to expect, but what ensued had literally blew my head to pieces. Tonight’s performance gave me goosebumps from start to finish whilst I was led on a sonic journey through massive ambient soundscapes. It was audio bliss. The twist they put on these songs really surprised me in the best of ways.
Added to this tour was a celloist and violinist who added mountains of ambience and power to this performance, another addition was a pianist who created again a new dimension to this show adding a new depth and emotion to the songs.
Dead Letter Circus
With supporting vocals from drummer Luke and the pianist whom both were epic enough to be lead singers on their own but instead provided solid harmonies, lead singer Kim had a strong foundation to absolutely belt out vocals at a wide range with neck breaking precision.
The vibes were in the air tonight amongst the crowded Factory Theatre with the crowd chanting and singing along to all the songs performed whilst getting lost in the musical journey, backed by crystal clear sound and lighting to emphasize the performance.
I left the venue in awe wishing I could replay the evening on a cd in my car. It was simply amazing.
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS