Down a side street, through a car park and down a flight of stairs. This is the convoluted entrance to Adelaide’s newest live music venue, but the smell of fresh paint that greeted the Pirie & Co. Social Club’s debut crowd only fed the air of excitement, and all in the name of Elizabeth Rose.
The night opened with Sydney duo Fishing, who played a solid set to an audience still semi-distracted by their freshly renovated environment (we don’t get many new things in Adelaide). SAFIA took to the stage soon after, and a more soulful electronic act surely does not exist.
The room quickly filled out as Rose took to the stage, and despite having to restart Ready due to some difficulties with her equipment, her performance was energetic, and her delivery completely flawless.
The visuals she had designed for this tour didn’t add as much to the show as I think she may have hoped (only being a relatively small projection onto the back of the stage), but her ambition was clear in wanting an immersive and captivating live show. It’s only a matter of time before she starts booking bigger venues where she can fully reach her potential.
But for now, if you get the chance to see an Elizabeth Rose show, go and witness a performer who is obviously born for the stage. She’s on the verge of reaching the next level of her career and it’s an exciting thing to see.