LIVE REVIEW: Didirri – Woolly Mammoth

It’s no secret that intimacy is so powerful and Didirri has always comfortably lived in that world of vulnerability through his music. His live shows are a very emotional and transparent journey through the stories behind his intricate lyrics and smooth harmonies. Following the release of his debut EP ‘Measurements’ and a massive string of shows accompanying Vance Joy on his arena tour, Didirri is finally back on the road playing to his die-hard fans. Packing out the Woolly Mammoth in Brisbane on the first weekend of the tour, his three piece band soothingly introduced him with the opening riff of ‘Breathe’. As he looked out into the sweaty packed room he candidly asked “How are you all?” before continuing into ‘Song Of Clay’. 

One thing I’ve always loved about Didirri’s live shows is just how candidly honest he is with his storytelling. There’s no filter on what can come out of his mouth at any given point and he’s just super honest, real and quirkily funny. As he introduces ‘Bird Sounds’ he explains how his girlfriend does the best magpie impression and how this song was inspired by falling in love with the imperfections and quirks of someone after having your heart broken. As the crowd cooed over his romantic spiel he quirky cautioned them before he played ‘Blind You’. “If you’ve had a few too many beers tonight, don’t go calling your ex after this one”. His smooth storytelling along with his beautiful harmonies will have you absolutely captivated with him as soon as he opens his mouth to sing. With the pace of music being quite down tempo it’s quite easy to get bored or to get antsy but throughout this hour show you couldn’t be more fixated on him. 

The McDonalds drive thru inspired ‘Worth The Wait’, The Monkees cover ‘Randy Scouse Git’ and the female empowering ‘Formaldehyde’ followed. Before he finished the show he took a moment to talk about mental health and being there for someone during hard times which had the whole venue in silent appreciation. But then as he closed the show with ‘Jude’ and ‘I Can’t Get Last Night Out Of My Head’ they were singing along loudly and proudly as he just stood there with a massive smile from ear to ear. This intimate and relaxed show captured just how much he has grown in the past year and with more new music expected soon it’s going to be exciting to see where he goes from here. 

Check out the full gallery captured by Tam Cam Images HERE;

Photos by Tam Schilling

MEASUREMENTS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 

Sunday November 4 – The Evelyn, Melbourne (U18)

Thursday November 8 – Mojos Bar, Fremantle

Friday November 9 – The Rosemount, Perth

Saturday November 10 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne *SOLD OUT* 

Sunday November 11 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Thursday November 15 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney

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