Live Review - Jeremy Costa - Red Bar, Glebe

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Red Bar in Glebe has been the setting for many a blossoming musical talent, and this was certainly the case for up-and-comer Jeremy Costa, who delighted a passionate crowd with a surprise pop-up performance on April 12th.  

The night got off to a gorgeous start with an outstanding warm-up act in Simon Kinny-Lewis, who set the scene for an intimate evening with a short but memorable set. A wizard on the strings, Kinny-Lewis looks to be a real talent to watch, possessing a beautiful command of melody and outstanding technical ability.

Costa followed soon after, starting off his set with an acoustic performance of two of his most prominent songs, ‘In The Mess’ and ‘Come Along,’ which kept a beautiful sense of intimacy to the building crowd. Things clicked up a gear when he brought on his band to deliver his retro rock style, with ‘Break It Down’ and ‘Love is All I Have’ getting some of the crowd up on their feet.  

Costa clearly was in his element, often engaging in banter with the crowd and relishing in the enjoyment of live performance. Such was the case when he delivered his new single ‘No More’ and fan-favourite ‘Broken’ to close out the set, which brought a delightful end to the proceedings.

In truth, despite already playing at venues like the Sydney Opera House and the Enmore Theatre, Costa still looks to always be improving as a live performer, no matter the crowd. Considering 2019 is slated to be a big year for the singer-songwriter, all I can say is, bring on more shows like this!