Nova’s Red Room virtual event brings the funk to the living room
On Tuesday night, Nova aired its exclusive virtual performances by Baker Boy, Vance Joy and Tones and I – hosted by Tim Blackwell from a Nova radio studio.
The event was a special ARIAs at Home Edition promoting our nominated Australian talent.
Featuring our own Aussie artists from various places around the globe, first to grace the stage was the only artist currently performing in this country, Baker Boy.
Vance Joy later appeared from the corner of a red lit cinder block warehouse in Barcelona, while Tones and I was sending waves of sound over from what looked like the corner of a bar in LA – a little more red than a photo dark room.
Baker Boy got the show off on a high, bringing the funky tunes and wearing a fresh coat that was well matched to his sound, so even if you had speaker issues it was still loud enough to pick up what he was putting down and move to the beat.
‘Funk Wit Us’ got a run before Lara Andallo hit the stage to perform their song Headphones, and both had the moves that amped up the energy.
Tim Blackwell took calls from guests in between sets and brought some flustered comic relief as additional orders of Menulog arrived for him, as he seemingly kept all the plates spinning.
Vance Joy gave a raw performance from a minimalistic set in Barcelona that transported viewers to an intimate campfire style experience.
Performing a few of his songs like the new Missing Piece and his classic Riptide, Vances’ voice brought the mood to a standstill and felt really organic.
After concluding his set, back came Timmy Blackwell, segueing the sets and bringing a couple laughs before introducing Tones and I, appearing from LA.
Tones sung from a red set in an American bar that looked like it had come straight out of the alcohol prohibition era. The only thing missing was a gangster wearing a pin stripe suit, but he may have been obscured by the incredibly red lighting that made you want to hang up some dark room photos.
Tones strained to produce her classic vocal inflections as she cruised into the set under a loud backing track. Sporting a hybrid outfit that was made up of a punk era vest attire, with hippy era round lens glasses, Tones got into her songs, Fly Away, Cloudy Day and Never Seen the Rain.
The popular artist closed the hour long virtual concert, ending it on a high that left me wanting more.
The whole event was sponsored by Menulog, which promoted the event by encouraging people to order food through the service while the show was running.
Unfortunately my curry arrived after the event concluded, but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable!
Thank you Nova and Menulog for putting on a the intimate mid-week performances.