Saturday night was Brother & Brother’s debut show in the Mother City. As predicted, it went extremely well. When searching for venues that would be the most appropriate, Kaleidoscope Cafe scored highest. Not only was the venue intimate and warm, but the sound setup served our needs very well. It was such a great honour and privilege to work with international award winning composer/musician Phil Thurston; who did us a huge favour by coming in to do the sound. His intuitive approach to the live mix blew our minds – and for the first time we could almost imagine what it would be like to play on the world’s professional stages.
The evening was opened by Little Hartmut (also the vocalist of indie band The Lottery Tickets). Hartmut’s delicate approach to songwriting was delivered in a quirky yet deeply sensible way, and underpinned by his simple yet emotional vocal skill. He has recently released his debut EP through Facebook. We look forward to doing many more gigs with him.
We had a small crowd of about 32 people. In a way, this helped to keep the show colloquial and relaxed. Responses from the audience were overwhelmingly positive and we are really grateful to those who shared the evening with us. Thank you to Glenn Robertson for giving us the venue and inviting us to do a show there this Friday. Nothing has yet been confirmed, but we’ll keep you in the loop.
Here are some sweet shots from last night: