Chet Faker made his return to New York a memorable one by selling out three nights at Terminal 5 and a DJ set at Brooklyn’s Outpost, being able to attend the first show was a real treat. With support by XXYYXX for the three shows at Terminal 5, the crowd made sure to show up early on Saturday, April 4th, to experience the set put on by the Orlando native. The soothing and melodic layering by XXYYXX engulfed the audience into the experience by immersing himself with color and lights, giving the crowd the feeling of awe to open off.
After a mesmerizing opening set, Terminal 5 was ready for Chet Faker and the special musical experience, he is known to give in his live shows. Including tracks from both his albums and a few covers, audience members were able to see the talent of the Melbourne native. In the middle of his set, Faker took a moment to thank the crowd and his fans for all of their support by simply stating that without them none of his success would be possible. But the real thank you to the fans came when Faker and his band played a soporific rendition of Van Morrison’s Moondance and then a little later on in the set when he performed the 90s classic, No Digity, and the crowd blew up.
One thing is for sure, both XXYYXX and Chet Faker will not be going anywhere anytime soon, but everyone should try and see them in the smaller venues while they can.
Article by: Nicholas Fallon