Review: Winston Surfshirt @ The Tivoli
This Friday, Winston Surfshirt brought their nationwide Baked Goods tour to a packed crowd at The Tivoli.They were joined by the always soulful, Tiana Khasi and fellow Sydney-sider, Milan Ring.
Multi-instrumentalist Milan Ring warmed up the crowd before Winston Surfshirt took the stage. Performing songs like latest single ‘Step Back’, her buttery vocals made her carefully orchestrated combination of guitar riffs and digital beats seem effortless.
A warm red light enveloped the crowd at The Tivoli, signalling the start of the set. The band teased the crowd, kicking off with the brassy, symphonic chords of ‘Lujon’ by Henry Mancini. With some light blows of a trombone they then seamlessly slid into the show with the laidback, glossy tune ‘For the Record’.
The collective also treated fans to some new tracks like their latest single ‘Make a Move’ and Sponge Cake album hit ‘Ali D’.
Winston himself turned heads during the set as he weaved throughout the crowd before crowdsurfing back to the stage without missing a beat.
Their soulful, hip-hop stylings came together with the work of more elements than an audience member could even begin to identify. Winston brought to the stage those signature silky vocals, Bustlip brought the beats, The Bone was on trombone, Bik Julio was on bass guitar, Dool was on keyboards and Mi-K added an extra set of strings.
After an hour of non-stop tunes, the band finished the set with their electronic funk collab with Cosmo’s Midnight, ‘Get to Know’. Finally, the band ended on a high with fan favourite track ‘Be about You’.
If you didn’t get a chance to be apart of the Baked Goods action, you can still catch them live at this years Splendour in the Grass on Friday July 19.