LIVE REVIEW: George Ezra wows the crowd at Red Hill Auditorium
With the sun setting over the gorgeous views at Red Hill Auditorium, the air was filled with excitement and anticipation. The audience at George Ezra’s Perth show was packed with fans of all ages, from teenie boppers and children, right through to parents and the elderly.
Being my first time at this venue, I was wowed by the placement of the stage which provided a superb view of the Australian bush in the background. Frankly, I was amazed at the location of the venue and the number of people that travelled all the way there. However, by the end of the night it was clear that the trip would have been well worth it for many.
The show went off to a great start. Support act Eves Karydas owned the stage, kicking things off with tune after tune. A few crowd favourites included ‘Further Than The Planes Fly’ and ‘Couch’, getting the audience in the mood for a great night. Her mesmerising vocals drew us in and held our attention, getting everyone in the mosh pit moving and ready for more. As 8pm approached, it was clear that all were getting increasingly hyped up for George Ezra to come on stage.
When the man himself finally appeared, the crowd went wild. The mosh was quickly filled with people singing, dancing and pretty much having the time of their life. If I’m being honest, this was probably the most feel-good concert I’ve ever been to. To start off the night with a bang, Ezra and his band began with ‘Cassy O’’. Throughout the set, Ezra entertained the audience with stories of his travels, inspiration behind his songs, and questionable music video ideas. It was clear to see that he had plenty of charisma and a strong stage presence, which the audience seriously drank up.
We were also graced with some of Ezra’s slower ballads, including ‘Hold My Girl’ and ‘Barcelona’. The band’s smooth sounds combined with Ezra’s soulful vocals made it easy to naturally sway along to the music. ‘Paradise’ was a total crowd pleaser, with almost everyone bopping along to the well-known song.
With almost every song being sung along to and an incredibly enthusiastic crowd, I’d imagine that everyone would have left the concert feeling satisfied and happy. A fitting conclusion to a great night of George Ezra’s well-loved music.