Kate Miller-Heidke, The Audreys
The Tivoli, Brisbane
October 4, 2006
Adelaide folk-blues outfit The Audreys
quickly recognise that - with the Tivoli operating in seated mode tonight - they have a captive audience.
"Thanks for listening," songstress Taasha Coates
says early on.
"It's not as if they can go anywhere," one of her bandmates says.
"Yeah, they’re stuffed," she agrees.
Not that they need worry, their engaging blend of blues, folk and country dominated by banjo, violin and double bass is arresting enough in its own right.
For the most part, their songs float along dreamily. The lust-filled Oh Honey is the sole contrast - a rockier Waifs
-like song full of rapid, sliding, drawling guitar.
But, scattered around this rough jewel, Banjo & Violin weaves along like a sensual tango - violin and Coates' vibraphone each leading the dance in turn. Where are you now? is all eastern-tinged guitar and soft toms while a mournful country…