After an amazing run of shows in Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Denmark and Albany, Evergone travelled north for the next leg of their tour of Western Australia.
First stop was the Provincial Hotel, Geraldton, a full house and a show to remember! The band's trademark banter and storytelling charmed the crowd while their spread of classic covers and originals had everyone up and dancing. It's always special playing in a new town and the love from the audience, coupled with the amazing hospitality and support from Kieren and John at the Provincial has the boys excited to return to Gero again, sooner rather than later. Huge thanks to all involved!
The boys spent the following day exploring Monkey Mia before making their way to Onslow for the next show of the tour at the Beadon Bay Hotel, and the theme of memorable nights continued in fine form. Thanks largely to the 'Airport Crew' the party was soon in full swing. The dancing and banter filled the 3 hour set, ultimately leading to an hour long encore! 4 hours of good times put the boys match fitness to the test and is proof to the health benefits of eating blueberries and drinking smoothies.Massive love and thanks to Rory at The Beadon Bay Hotel for his support and hospitality. We can't wait to come back.
The following morning it was back on the road headed for Karratha and the next show at The Tambrey Tavern. Amazing hospitality from venues was becoming the theme of the tour and Eric, Quinn and their staff kept this trend going strong! A more chilled and relaxed atmosphere on a beautiful Pilbara evening was a nice change of pace after two nights of partying, but as always the Rock Quiz and CD giveaways got the banter and interaction going, and the Dampier crew ensured another fun night was had by all. Big thanks to Eric for having us.
The next night was spent taking in the beauty of 80 mile beach before the long drive to the northernmost stop, Broome.
Two shows the famous Matso's brewery. We all love a Matso's beer so there was a bit of added excitement ahead of the weekends events. They didn't disappoint. A beautifully chilled and intimate atmosphere saw the warm Kimberly air filled with audience singalongs, more banter, more rockquiz, and more good memories made. The kids, intrigued by the mysterious box of shakers at the front of stage, took the initiative, jumping up onstage and proving that you can never have too much percussion.
It was a fitting way to cap off an amazing maiden trip into the remote beauty of Australia's north west. The love and support shown by all along the way was humbling and very deeply appreciated. Such a vast and sparsely populated part of the world is always going to come with challenges for any band, but the rewards of this trip were worth all the hard work, the fuel burnt, and the roads driven.
Thank you to all our new friends, and we'll see you all again soon.
Much love, Evergone