Cookie, Tash and I headed upstairs to The Toff In Town last night for the first of two sold out shows by Dan Sultan. While waiting for the evening to start most of us were glued to our phones to see the result of the latest Labor Party leadership spill, which went to Kevin Rudd as he defeated Prime Minster Julia Gillard 57-45 (I guess third time's a charm). Ruddy is back and the upcoming Federal election just got more interesting.
The purpose of these shows was for Dan to preview some new songs before he heads off overseas to record his third album. He played solo on electric guitar across two sets with an intermission in between. The new songs ranged from rock numbers to more soulful ones with lots of tales of heartbreak and lost love. Dan also played some newer songs we have heard previously including his song for constitutional recognition "Do You Recognise Me," "Kimberley Calling" about his grandmother's burial place, and his new collaboration with Way Of The Eagle "Rattlesnake." There was lots of funny banter in between songs as Dan made a few references to the
Reclink Community Cup footy match over the weekend which once again ended in a draw. He finished the evening with everyone's favorite "Old Fitzroy."
Here's the video for Way Of The Eagle's "Rattlesnake"