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Live Review: Kimbra - Enmore Theatre

21 May 2012 | 11:00 am | Amber Jane McCormick

"Kimbra adores being on stage and while her onstage banter is awkward and frequently punctuated with a self-conscious giggle, it’s these child-like qualities that make her so mesmerising."

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Soulful singer/songwriter Sam Lawrence opened the evening with his mellow, pensive music. While Lawrence may have been relatively unknown, he certainly impressed the audience with his haunting vocals. With the venue starting to fill out, Melbourne singer Daniel Merriweather took to the stage, energising the room with an upbeat, spirited set. Merriweather's natural charm and charisma are most endearing, with his catchy tunes, including Red and Change, proving to be huge crowd pleasers.

Following a short intermission, the beautiful Kimbra appeared on stage dressed in a flower-adorned shawl and metallic silver dress, cutting a stunning figure as she flounced around the stage like an excited butterfly. Opening with the upbeat Limbo, it was apparent that Kimbra adores being on stage and while her onstage banter is awkward and frequently punctuated with a self-conscious giggle, it's these child-like qualities that make her so mesmerising. Continuing on with the catchy Settle Down, Old Flame and Plain Gold Ring, Kimbra worked through the songs of her debut album, Vows, with unwavering energy and this proved to be totally infectious as the audience danced along with glee. Exiting the stage for a quick outfit change, Kimbra reappeared in a dazzling short red dress that made her look like she was covered in roses. As she sang the emotional ballad, Withdraw, Kimbra's talent as a songwriter and vocal range were on full display.

Sam Lawrence then joined her on stage for an intimate looping version of Wandering Limbs before the set drew to an exciting end with a flurry of colourful confetti falling from the ceiling as the final song, Cameo Lover, was performed by this incredible raven-haired lady. Kimbra definitely surpassed all expectations with this show and if this is just the beginning, her future is very bright.