Amplifier, Perth WA
July 4th, 2017
Supports: Ragdoll and Tempest Rising
It’s a Tuesday night in Perth, the streets are generally quiet in this small city, besides a few people heading home from work or a family dinner in the CBD. However tonight wasn’t your ordinary Tuesday night on the west coast. Murray Street came to life tonight, particularly Amplifier Bar as American Rock outfit Trapt graced the iconic Perth venue for their very first Australian show.
Opening the night were Perth band Ragdoll, who certainly got the night started with their catchy setlist. Local lords and Perth heavyweights Tempest Rising were up next, changing the pace a little and impressing the crowd with a high tempo, non stop set. These dudes killed it. Frontman Vin Trikeriotis’ voice was amazing the whole set and he knew how to get the crowd going. Definitely keep an eye on Tempest Rising, these guys will be the next big thing to come out of the Australian music scene. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’re missing out.
Last but certainly not least was the headliner, Trapt. Frontman Chris Brown had the crowd roaring from the moment he hit the stage. “I know it’s a Tuesday night, but lets treat it like a fucking Friday night!” From then on, the bar was set. Trapt produced a tight set, sounding as good as their records, if not better. The crowd sung along to every song with everyone giving a little extra during their hit song “Echo”. “Writing On The Wall” had every person in the venue on their feet with their hands in the air. VIP Punters were lucky enough to be invited to the gig 2 hours early for a special meet and greet, photos with the band and an intimate performance before the doors opened.
Safe to say Trapt’s first Australian appearance was a success and certainly long overdue.
Review and Photo Gallery by Josh Ludlow. Please credit Wall of Sound and Josh Ludlow if you reuse published photos.
TRAPT – 2017 Australian Tour Dates
Thursday 6th July – Melbourne – Evelyn Hotel
Friday 7th July – Sydney – The Bald Faced Stag
Saturday 8th July – Brisbane – Crowbar