Small numbers but rave reviews
DESPITE the low attendance rate, the Festival of Small Halls was a raging success.
Starboard Cannons got the show on the road with a range of great tunes but it was the duo’s banter that helped create a more relaxed, homely atmosphere.
They were aided by the Paragon Theatre’s outstanding acoustics, which both Starboard Cannons and Canadian Adam Brown raved about during their hour-long sets.
While Starboard Cannons, from Mullumbimby in northern New South Wales, set a jovial mood with their banter and boppy tunes, Brown drove the night home with a number of powerful songs.
Much of Brown’s set list was written about a lost love so the lyrics had an emotional edge but even then the Canadian managed to leave the crowd demanding an encore (which he delivered and completely owned).
Those that were at the event offered only positive feedback and most hung around for a chat or photo with the performers.
HEADLINE ACT: Canadian Adam Brown at the Paragon.