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Live Review: Steve Poltz - The Fly Trap

14 May 2012 | 5:21 pm | Jayde Ferguson

He has a way of capturing an audience that draws you in and holds you there in a trance like state, only breaking for moments of extreme laughter.

If you didn't think there were enough hours in the night to see a live band, solo act, comedy show, and storyteller – think again, because with Steve Poltz all of this is rolled into the one performance. The man behind one of the highest-ranked Billboard top100 hits (You Were Meant for Me) is back to bring to the stage his unique brand of humor, high energy and the heartfelt songs he is well renowned for.

Opening up with Conversations With The Moon, Poltz had the full room hypnotized within minutes. You Ain't Ready was the first taste of his quirky moments and the set was rocked-up for House Back before introducing his new album. Recorded in Perth with The Sleepy Jackson's Malcolm Clark, Poltz tells the crowd in his best Aussie accent how the album title, Noineen Noiny Noin was born and its connection with his first visit to Australia. Wet For You will have you in tears of laughter, Trash gives another perspective of Cash's Folsom Prison Blues, and Sewing Machine will astound you. Each song tells a story, incorporating playful imagery as his words twist and turn hooking you in with such electricity.

With Steve Poltz, you can't help but be intrigued. He has a way of capturing an audience that draws you in and holds you there in a trance like state, only breaking for moments of extreme laughter. As anyone can attest, nothing compares to seeing him live. It's clear he aims to connect with everyone and most certainly hasn't failed. Catch Poltz at his last Perth show at The Bird this Sunday night if you know what's good for you.