Lee Kernaghan performed at
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night (14/10/15) to a sold
out crowd with support acts Christie Lamb and The Wolfe Brothers. Although
playing individual sets, the support acts remained a part of Lee’s entire show.
The Wolfe Brothers and Christie had their moments to shine during Lee’s show
and that’s what made it so special.
CMC’s 2015 New OZ Artist,
Christie Lamb played a 3 song set to open. What I Love About Love, I Wish You
Were A Cowboy and the title track to her latest album “All She Wrote”.
Christie’s set was tight and polished, she didn’t miss a beat and her flawless
vocals soared. When she first came out on stage I automatically thought, “She’s
such a shining light”. Christie was accompanied by Jonathon English on guitar
and background vocals. ( Fun fact: He’s the son of Jon English, Australian
Singer Songwriter, musician and actor) Jonathon also joined Lee, The Wolfe
Brothers and Christie throughout the show as well.
The Wolfe Brothers had great
interaction with the crowd, their song “The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory”
proving to be the crowd favourite after explaining how the song came to be. One
of the brothers (Tom) had met the perfect girl, thought they would marry, have
kids and live happily ever after and sadly it wasn’t meant to be, hence the
title of the song! The boys from Tasmania sounded great acoustically and their
vocals and musicianship had some great moments to shine.
Lee then joined The Wolfe
Brothers, a little unexpectedly being that we are used to the “Main” Act to
come out alone (With their own band). But no, Lee unassumingly joins the band
for his first set with songs from his own catalogue. The Wolfe Brothers backing
Lee as if they had been his “band” members all along. Lee’s classic Australian
anthem “The Outback Club” had the Aussie country crowd singing along to every
“He's a member of the outback
club He don't back down and he don't give up He's living in the land he loves
Born and raised he's a member of the outback club”
The second half of Lee’s show
included songs from his most brilliant work to date, the “Spirit Of The Anzacs”
album. (Lee was granted unique access to the Australian War Memorial archive,
’SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS’ is inspired by the letters of these diggers to their
Lee told us the
story behind each song he played with images shown on the big screen relating
to it. It was an emotional experience and I don’t think I was the only one
wiping tears from my face, listening to stories about those who enlisted and
their families. The battles. The sacrifices. The courage. Lee
captured the spirit of each story and you could feel the respect he had for our
Christie Lamb shows us she’s a
star again when she sings the heart wrenching “Song For Grace”, showing us a
tender side and vunerability to her beautiful vocals. It was lovely that Lee
allowed Christie to have her “Moment”.
“I was a girl of
thirteen when my brothers went off to the war Martin and Robert and Jack, and
as I wave from the door, I thought who in the world could have brothers as
handsome as they Three Australian Light Horsemen I see their proud figures
Lee’s “Spirit Of
The Anzacs” ballad is breathtaking, joined by The Wolfe Brothers, Christie and
Jon. A tribute to those who have given their lives, those who have served, and
those that still today step bravely into the unknown to serve our country.
“The Songs And Stories Concert”
showcases some of Australia’s best country music talent, and it leaves you with
an overwhelming sense of pride for our war heroes and what it means to be
Australian. Check out the remainder of tour dates :