As the storm rolled in last night the arch doors at Trinity Hall were being pushed shut to contain Jake Nauta’s Brisbane leg of his Reserved tour.
Jake and his band mates took to the stage dripping wet and shoeless, but all the while painted with the smiles so synonymous with Jake’s music.
The melodic chorus’ carried by the crowd were much warmer than the thunder clapping outside. Jake played tracks from his debut album ‘From These Hands’ and recent EP ‘Dawn’. However, the set was sprinkled with a few gems that don’t fall into either category.
Jake has a remarkable knack for writing songs that an audience can participate in. The young crowd helped with chorus’, whistled and clicked when prompted, and perfected nailed the clap in ‘Love Me Too’.
Although the old church is an obscure venue, the fairly lights and candles complimented Jake’s sweet style of music poetically. This was punctuated well by the flashes of lightning seen through the church’s large arch windows.
Jake Nauta concerts always have an inclusive and warm feeling to them, last night was no exception. A fantastically sunny way to spend a stormy evening.
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