Live Review: Darren Middleton

Darren Middleton
Geddes Lane Ballroom

The dark alleyway that leads to Geddes Ballroom this evening plays host to Darren Middleton ,a name synonymous with the landscape of iconic Australian music. This evening Darren has gathered together with some of Australia’s finest musical talent to present an evening of intimate and acoustic offerings.

Admittedly nervous Darren holds the audience in the palm of his capable hands with his charm and ability to tell a good story. His way of viewing and translating the world is laid bare for all to hear and its at times raw and emotional, yet always captivating. b

Whether he is singing a new song or re-familiarizing us with something old,Darren is a pleasure to listen to. The audience agree and he is happy to interact with them, its a casual evening.
His set list is a lengthy one this evening, but with the help of Sahara Beck, Kelly Lane and the charismatic Davey Lane he memorizes the audience with ‘ Lost and Running’ Just Let Me Go’ and ‘ In the End’. Davey Lane joining him for the memorable Crowded House number ‘ Distant Sun’ towards the end of the evening.

The gig in the intimate ballroom this evening has been casual, a little like inviting your best mate over for a drink and a tale.

Words and images by Amanda Lee Starkey