In a masterful show of musicianship, moxie and mega-star quality, Australian phenom G-Flip gave their first headlining performance in Music City last night.
Nashville’s The End, the smallest venue on the US leg of their “Drummer” Tour, set an intimate stage for G-Flip and fans to connect (and sweat) together through a high energy show that shook the humble structure to its core.
From jumping to epic, hard rock riffs to body rolling on a “My Pony” cover, the tour stop was as eclectic as the artist themselves. Their expert and effortless melding of genres made for an unconventionally cohesive set that captured and kept your attention in a way that not many artists can.
I took my spot by the venue’s open side door to both gain relief from the heat generated by a sweaty, sold out crowd and to have a panoramic view of the countless faces watching in admiration as the “Worst Person Alive” singer jumped to the floor to get up close and personal with their fans. Not to mention, it made for a good view of G-Flip’s gorgeous wife, Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause, as she lovingly beamed at the singer, swayed and sang along. At one point, she adorably reached out in concern as her wife stood on top of a speaker during an adrenaline pumping performance of “Get Me Outta Here.” Something we’re sure she does alot as her wife bounces around during her lively sets.
Running through a collection of fresh songs off of their 11-track “Drummer” album paired with older fan favorites, G-Flip proved themselves a musical force to be reckoned with. While many artists today have little to offer in the way of musicianship or talent that is not computer generated, G-Flip plays the drums, piano and guitar all while boasting some impressive vocals.
Young artists take note; not only does the St. Kilda native play, they recently did so in spite of a broken hand. Instead of cancelling the show that was scheduled the day after their painful injury, G-Flip was on stage, drumming one-handed just eight hours after being released from the emergency room.
The ‘Drummer’ tour continues in Missouri tonight continuing for a dozen more stops and ending in Chrishell’s neck of the woods, California.
Tickets available here.
10/12 – Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, MO
10/13 – Park West – Chicago, IL
10/14 – Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA
10/15 – Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
10/17 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
10/18 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/20 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
10/22 – Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/23 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
10/24 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
10/26 – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
10/27 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA