Removing oneself from the perfect sunshine of a Brisbane spring day to enter into the mystical surrounds of Brisbane Festival’s stunning Speigeltent would almost have been a difficult experience if one did not know the talent that was appearing inside.
Tia Gostelow is that talent, a Queensland girl; uploading her debut single to JJJ’s unearthed in 2016 and releasing her debut album ‘Thick Skin’ in 2018.
Approaching the stage quietly, she presented her first all-ages audience an awesome show, throwing herself into her music as she moved through her set; ‘Hunger’, ‘Out Of Mind’, ‘Out Of Space’ all peppered with lovely chats and stories in between.
‘Blue Velvet’ caught my attention with its introduction; “I was listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey when I wrote this”, which she obviously was.
It was a pleasure to watch Tia and her band perform in such beautiful surrounds and while her last year spent on stage touring her debut album is coming to an end, seeing her live now only makes me more excited about where she will be heading next.
Sometimes sunshine appears in the perfect Brisbane spring sky, sometimes it appears on a stage in the form of music in a tent.
I’m so glad for Brisbane Festival and so happy I got to experience both types of sunshine on Saturday.