It’s been 30 years since Frente released the platinum winning album Marvin the Album. Currently they are touring the album at selected venues around Australia.
We caught them at the Gov in Adelaide, supported by Kate Pomery. This folk singer from Kuarna land, whose latest single “Cardiologist” connected well with the audience. She has an acoustic pop feel which is both fresh and honest.
For tonight’s performance, patrons had the choice of a seated table with food orders or standing, which made for a good sized crowd without being too packed in. Despite the crowd surrounding the band on almost 180 degrees, it still manages to feel intimate and warm.
For this tour, original members of Frente, Simon Austin plays on guitar and backing vocals, with Angie Hart on lead vocals. Hart and Austin are joined by Tamara Murphy on bass guitar, Sophie Koh on keyboards, and Ben Wiesner on drums.
Opening with “Girl”, and “Accidentally Kelly Street”, the crowd were immediately won over and singing along. The band too were clearly enjoying reprising their debut album. Covering “Bizarre Love Triangle” as well as tracks from the second album Shape, they played some 23 tracks, before returning to the stage for a three song encore.
A memorable night for the many Frente fans in the room. Check out the gallery below