The Workers Club played host to indie-folk duo Winterbourne on Saturday night, with boys James Draper and Jordan Brady adding third member and good friend, Josh Rea to the gig, for their ‘My Perfect Sundae’ tour.
Geelong was the third stop for the boys, as they set off on their tour along the east coast of Australia, and is the first time they are touring as a trio. It is safe to say, the fans following the boys since their beginnings were not disappointed with the new addition of talented pianist and cellist Rea.
The ‘My Perfect Sundae’ tour is the last tour for Winterbourne before they start working heavily on their debut album, hopefully being released sometime this year.
For the crowd at Worker’s Club, the boys used this gig to showcase several songs that will appear on the upcoming album, as well as pleasing ears with hits from their previous two EP’s, performing songs like ‘Our Love’s a Lie’, ‘But I Do’ and ‘My Perfect Sunday’.
Two songs in, majority of the crowd were on their feet, dancing away and enjoying the vibe that the trio were creating with their indie-folk sounds.
There was a little setback during the show, when mid song the boys realised their guitars were slightly out of tune and simply did not want to play an out of tune song for the crowd. The guys didn’t let this bother them though, and used the opportunity to connect with the crowd and joke around with them, each member blaming the other for the mishap, causing outbursts of laughter in the crowd.
After this came a beautiful performance of ‘Shape’ which had the front row swaying their ciders in tune with the music. After the applause for the song, Draper told the story of how the original title of the song was going to be ‘Shape of You’, but the label did not think the title would work, and he then joked that it’s now working well for Ed Sheeran, again sending the crowd into fits of laughter.
It was at this point that Draper asked if there were any requests from the crowd, and those that knew them all too well yelled for boys to play ‘Steady My Bones’. A few songs later, they did just that, and it became the most sung-along song of the night.
The show was done and dusted just before 11.30pm; the trio thanked everyone for coming to see them, for the support they were given and invited everyone to come up and say hello at the bar when they were done, ending the night and leaving the crowd on a high for the rest of their evening.
Where: Workers Club
When: Saturday February 4
Reviewed by Molly Slater