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Review: San Cisco at Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, Friday 30 June 2017

No one-trick ponies here.

San Cisco returned to WA for their The Water album tour and showed the local audience how they have matured musically since recording their latest album.

San Cisco might be associated with bright and sunny festival pop vibes but on a cold winter’s night in Margaret River there was a warm energy throughout the crowd.

The night started with the super energised local punk girls Boat Show, they will be featuring at BIGSOUND in Brisbane later this year and will no doubt impress crowds with their high intensity stage performance. Thelma Plum impressed with her beautiful emotion packed vocals in the following set which was in great contrast to the pace and mood of Boat Show.

It may have been the cold weather or the late start to the gig but it seemed San Cisco went through their set rather quickly to warm up. Popular single Slo-Mo brought the warmth back to the crowd. Hey, Did I Do You Wrong? had the whole crowd in full voice. Crowd pleasers from earlier albums were well received, but to most fans’ surprise the classic Awkward was not performed.

It was apparent that San Cisco have matured in their performances with a slower take on many tracks, especially from the new album. There were still elements of the cheeky rascal inside frontman Jordi Davieson during tracks like B-Side.

Guitarist Josh Biondillo impressesed not only with lead guitars but also with synths. Drummer, Scarlett Stevens was fantastic also. Sadly the night ended too soon with a crowd in full voice singing Fred Astaire.

Two things we learnt: 1. San Cisco are not one trick ponies and 2. Settlers Tavern in Margaret River should stay open later and let the artists perform for longer.

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