Six60, Coterie @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 20/4/2022

It may not have been a capacity crowd that assembled at Thebarton Theatre to see Six60 and Coterie but they made plenty of noise of a capacity crowd. Adelaide was treated to seeing a band of this calibre play in more intimate surrounds considering the size and magnitude of their shows in hometown New Zealand and overseas. I have no doubt in time that we’ll be saying something like “do you remember seeing Six60 play The Thebbie?” when they have taken the world by storm.

Coterie played a stellar set of tunes including their new one Killing It Off and promised to return to Adelaide to play at Jive on July 30. Hailing from Perth the Fisher brothers Tyler, Joshua, Brandford and Conrad definitely looked right at home on the big stage and won over plenty of new fans complementing Six60 well.

The crowd seemed quite excitable once the countdown clock started before Six60 took the stage. Wow! Boy did the crowd go off when the band took to the stage to play Don’t Forget Your Roots followed by Vibes. Singer Matiu Walters spoke of the energy in the room and how it had been a long time between drinks going as far to encourage the crowd to keep the energy levels up for the entire show. The crowd danced and sung all the songs word for word and the band were clearly swept up in the energy from the crowd and full of smiles. Their set was loaded and book ended with hits including the likes of Please Don’t Go and Rolling Stone which got the arms waving.

The production was top shelf with lights and projections combined with some top notch tunes made for an awesome concert going experience. Rivers, Closer and Don’t Give Up kept those good time vibes going. Lost (off their debut what’s referred to as the Gold album) was fantastic and when the house lights were turned right down and the crowd flick their mobile phone lights on it may for quite the moment. Only To Be and the Drax Project cover Catching Feelings followed before the unusual move to bring out a couch on the stage. A couch? That’s right!

A couch was brought out to take the crowd back to when they were starting out in the beginning playing music as mates “on a shitty couch, in a shitty house, on a shitty street” as singer Matiu Walters commented. The next few, brought back a couple notches, had an acoustic leaning with Green Bottles, Someone To Be Around (which doesn’t get played all that often) and Forever. Coterie came back to join Six60 on Raining which was another awesome moment. Matiu asked the crowd to round up their energy as the main set finished with Long Gone, White Lines and All She Wrote.

Returning for an encore which elevated their performance to another level with two monster hits in Never Enough and The Greatest to cap off a great night.

Live Review By Rob Lyon