LIVE REVIEW: Jaguar Jonze – The Tivoli

Whenever an artist begins their journey they always dream of the venue they want to play the most one day, and for Jaguar Jonze that venue was The Tivoli. The Brisbane based singer-songwriter got to finally live out that dream over the weekend with an exclusive headline show for the venue’s socially distanced ‘Open Season’ program. 

With local newcomers Flamingo Blonde opening the night’s proceedings, Jaguar Jonze and her team decided to do something a little different and have a second support act who weren’t actually there physically. Live-streamed from Korea, Wedance sat there eating pizza and interacting with the crowd while watching a special pre-filmed performance they recorded on a farm. It was chaotic and brilliant set that had you immediately falling in love with a band you hadn’t previously heard of, and simultaneously itching to see them live IRL. This was a very innovative concept as a way to break border restrictions and allow an international act play to a new audience, which may be something that needs to be done more frequently while we are stuck in these trying times. 

With an array of electrifying strobe lights and flashy images on a huge LED screen, Jaguar Jonze took to the stage in front of a packed out theatre for the show she always dreamed of. Opening with the punchy ‘DEADALIVE’ she didn’t waste any time and jumped straight into the angsty ‘Rabbit Hole’. For recent single ‘MURDER’ she whipped out the flute and had everyone in awe of the different levels of her talent. From belting out the lyrics, to running across the stage, to playing guitar and playing the flute, it seemed like there was no stopping her from giving the audience her absolute all over the entirety of the hour show. Fan favourites like ‘Rising Sun’, her cover of Britney Spears ‘Toxic’ and ‘Kill Me With Your Love’ highlighted the second half of the show with big singalong’s from the crowd. 

Excitingly and gushingly thanking the crowd for turning up to the show she made her gratitude known as she individually thanked all of the people who made the show possible logistically, as well as all of the people who help support her from her mother for letting her live at home still, to the random guy who lets her band rehearse for free under his house. 

The energy of the show was exceptionally strong and joyous, as you could feel how much this show meant to her. And on top of that the production was exceptional and really captured her strong creative vision with this project. 

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Photos by Zac Montgomery