You can count on Elderbrook

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You can count on Elderbrook

One of the UK's pre-eminent vocal house artists strutted his stuff at 170 Russell.

Elderbrook has it down pat by this stage.

He sounded like the full package when he released his first EP back in 2015, featuring the excellent How Many Times.

Seasoned producers Andhim instantly identified the potential for his smooth and powerful vocal refrains to ignite deep house tracks, and Elderbrook – who originally started out in an indie-folk band – has followed that general template to exceptional success.

His comfort in entertaining the packed crowd on Russell Street was immediately on display, after the excellent Kinder got everyone thoroughly warmed up.

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His presence was energetic, visual effects restrained, his instrumentation as emphatic as possible (it is tricky to be a commanding vocalist, producer and percussionist simultaneously), and his vocals pitch-perfect.

He sounded impressively similar to his recordings throughout, no mean feat for an artist praised for his flawless style. Towards the end he purposely let loose with a few belting refrains and the audience left with the full Elderbrook live experience.

It was a crowd-pleasing, endearing set featuring his extensive oeuvre of successful collaborations, typical of an artist who arguably epitomises the previous decade’s vogue genre.

He ended with one of the standout tracks of 2018 – Cola – so far his career-defining hit. We reckon the next time he plays Melbourne, he’ll have another to match it.

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