Supporting the magnificent one-man-band Mr Percival, The Little Stevies played an intimate gig at Sydney's Raval on Friday night to celebrate the launch of their new single and to play tracks off their forthcoming album Attention Shoppers.
It was quite the entertaining set, with the band usually holding a ukulele, an acoustic guitar and a bass - and every now and then, a little bit of harmonica was added to the pile. A cover of "Sweet Disposition" was thrown in for good measure, while single "Kill It" saw a little disco flavour added into their acoustic feel; a unique, toe-tapping track to say the least. The Little Stevies create music which is catchy, entertaining and heartfelt all at the same time. I couldn't recommend them enough! Their set closed up with "Dink You".
An acapella version of The Beatles' "Blackbird" saw Mr Percival take to the stage, utilising two mics and just about nothing else. It was a taste of what was to come - music mixed with humour and fantastic crowd interaction. A cover of "Let's Stay Together" was a rousing success, as was "Ain't No Sunshine". "Love is Everything" was a soulful track; one of his original numbers to make an appearance. Proof there should be more of that sort of thing throughout his routine.
While Percival and The Little Stevies may have appeared an odd pair on paper, in reality this was a great mix of live music - talented musicians with something to say, and some great tunes for the crowd in enjoy. You can't ask much more from a Friday night than that... - Larry Heath