Project Description

CONFIDENCE MAN

OXFORD ART FACTORY

3 November 2017

(Live Review)

Reviewer – Yasmin Thus

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Having already seen Confidence Man at Splendour in the Grass this year, it was to be expected that the Brisbane-based outfit would be delivering an explosive, energetic set crammed into Sydney’s tiny venue, Oxford Art Factory. Coming off the back of the epic of their newly released single “Better Sit Down Boy”, the pair played to a sold-out crowd.

Supported by Sydney-producer Love Deluxe and sexy jazz-pop band Broadway Sounds, it was a night of funky pop and soul vibes.

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It’s hard to describe what genre these guys could fall into, it’s a little bit of pop, a little bit of dance and a dash of indie-electronic but all I can say is a whole lot of energy. Never have I seen a band boogie so hard on stage. Between the matching white outfits, and the perfectly in-sync dad style dance moves, it was hard not to “get down” with them.

On a 1-10 scale of live acts, I would be giving them a 10.5. Hearing them blasting on the radio is a totally different experience to hearing them live. Totally nailed their sound, perfectly executed I could even say which I must admit, I did not completely anticipate. Opening the set with “Better Sit Down Boy”, closely followed by “Bubblegum” where they sprayed the crowd with champagne.

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To be expected, the crowd came to a climax with their hit “Boyfriend (Repeat)”. While only 3 hits have released, they treated us to a few new fresh tunes, so I am very excited to hear their first album when it comes out.

I emerged from Oxford Art Factory, dripping with sweat, ears ringing. I would highly recommend dropping to see these guys, even if you don’t like their music too much. Their ability as performers to have a whole crowd pumping the way that they did was incredibly impressive, and if anything a good work-out!

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AMNPLIFY – DB

My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.

Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.

Amnplify your experience. That is what we want you to do here, and if you want to let me know why you do, or don’t, shoot me a message on Facebook.

I also have a nickname “Gurudave” and have a new Q&A I am distributing called “Conversations With Dave – In Deep With The Guru”. Let me know if you are interested in taking it and you can take my “Fuck” Quiz at the same time.

Hope you enjoy yourself here and find something that hits you somewhere.