Well Its been 7 years since Roberts last solo album and its
a remarkable record, so it was fitting the album launch was
a remarkable gig. Ive seen Robert play so many times over
the years and this was one of the best.
He remarked a few songs in how the band was on fire
and indeed it was.
Joined on stage by his wife Karin Baumler, Luke McDonald
and Scott Bromiley from the John Steel Singers and
Chris ONeill on drums, they played loads of songs from
the new album, a few Go-Between Classics and a few
earlier solo songs. Robert was in fine form, getting loud
cheers from the audience as he sung those classic Robert
"I'm not the joker I'm the sheriff of this town "
And so much hilarity when he sang "I love Myself"
So many highlights, the beautiful "Clouds", the angst of "Cleaning
the pool for you" or the pop brilliance of "Head full of Steam"
and of course the totally hammed up "Danger in the Past"
But the real highlights were the new songs from Songs To Play
Especially the opening track "Learn to burn", these songs are
some of the best Robert has ever written.
A Brilliant gig and even better was my position front and center
so I could take some of the best gig shots I've ever taken