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Live Review: Julia Jacklin, Gabriella Cohen, Jess Locke

29 November 2016 | 3:06 pm | Jenny Nguyen

"Jacklin... captured the hearts and attention of all in the room."

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The support acts adequately warmed up the locals with their own brand of folky-rock that was similar to that of the headline act. Jess Locke opened the night with just an electric guitar and her voice. She performed a short half-hour set before thanking the audience and handing over to Gabriella Cohen, who took to the stage with her backing band featuring an impressive woodwind section.

As part of her Don't Let The Kids Win album tour, Julia Jacklin revealed that this was only her second time performing in Adelaide and the Blue Mountains native drew in a full house for a Wednesday night.

Jacklin launched straight into her opening song, Hay Plain, before greeting the audience and introducing her band members. It was nice to hear her mention Adelaide within the lyrics, which sort of sent the crowd a little wild. As the night unfolded, Jacklin delved deep into the inspiration behind her songs, revealing she's a compelling storyteller. Jacklin, who performed her album in its entirety, captured the hearts and attention of all in the room. Everyone stood still like stunned mullets, only briefly breaking silence to respectfully applaud. Jacklin introduced her aunt, who travelled from Broken Hill to see her perform, to the room. This was also the moment for another Adelaide shout-out, this time Jacklin disclosing her song LA Dream was written and inspired by a road trip between Adelaide and Melbourne. Performing a couple of songs solo before inviting her band back onstage for the album's title track as her final song. You could hear a pin drop as Jacklin politely finished her set. Thunderous applause followed.

The official final song was an encore of Same Airport, Different Man, which was, in fact, the only song she had left up her sleeve.

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