The long weekend just passed was a busy time for all, with the outrageous amount of festivals, Fringe shenanigans and general happenings going on; well and truly proving to us why SA is dubbed The Festival State. Luckily for us, Saturday night at The Exeter provided the prefect place to escape the madness, as our ear-holes absorbed the chilled out melodies and all round good vibes exuding from Jesse Davidson and support acts Delia Obst and Brokers.
As always, The Exeter provided punters with a hip and cosy atmosphere, surrounded by band posters, plants and the setting to match. With a crowd full of people close to Jesse's age, it was obvious that the 18-year-old has a ton of support behind him, and were well and truly out in force.
First to hit the stage was local Adel-lady Delia Obst, who filled the beer garden with her beautiful voice and folky tunes. With an acoustic sound and delicate vocals, we were taken away to some kind of dreamy, happy place. A perfect start to the evening.
Next up were Brokers, another local act who have been doing some great things around the Aussie music scene of late. We were immediately drawn into their electronica, chilled out sound, made up of a female vocalist, drummer, guitarist and keys/production man. With a voice similar to the likes of Kimbra, the vocalist sent many tingles up my spine and right through to my hand holding a half full glass of wine. With an abundance of layering and acoustics, their sound could be compared to the Midnight Juggernauts or Tame Impala; beginning with an intergalactic, electronic sound that morphed into a a jazzy fusion. All round, an awesome set from an awesome Adelaide band.
Last but not least, the man of the moment Jesse Davidson, stepped into the spotlight. With back-up from the Brokers brothers, Davidson wooed the audience with his husky vocals and laid back electronic sounds. Playing all the favourites from his Ocean EP as well as his recently released song Laika; the standout of the set would have to be his title track Ocean, which was beautifully executed through percussion, vocals and guitar. We had a chat to Jesse's dad, who told us he found it difficult to listen to the song as it represents his family life through such raw and honest lyrics, but is too good of a tune not to get around. Just before the end of the set, Davidson's drummer performed an amazing trumpet solo, adding to the jazz vibes from earlier in the evening; before Davidson and the band finished off the set with a bang.
To read our interview with Jesse Davidson, check it out here!