Saturday, April 18, 2009
The Basics: Golden Sextants Tour
Tonight Mel and I met up for dinner and then headed over to the St. Martins Youth Arts Centre Randall Theatre in South Yarra to see The Basics. This show was a multimedia extravaganza with live music, video and audio clips to preview their upcoming album "Keep Your Friends Close..." There was also a lot of storytelling about the origins of the songs and some funny stories and videos from being on tour. I don't think I have laughed so much in a long time- the boys were hilarious throughout the night. We got to watch music videos for the latest single "With This Ship" as well as "Like a Brother." Another highlight was Kris singing a heartbreaking version of "All or Nothing" solo on the acoustic guitar. It was great to hear those harmonies again especially in a quiet theatre. The boys say they have recorded about 30 songs so it will be interesting to see what makes it onto the album. I can't wait for it to finally be released as they've been working on it for a couple of years now.