‘Lone Wolf’ Josh Pyke plays for a sold out crowd at Zierholz
Australian indie superstar Josh Pyke performed at the University of Canberra on Saturday night. Hundreds packed into Zierholz to see the final show of Pyke’s sold out Lone Wolf tour. 22/03/2014
Lone Wolf has been one of Pyke’s most extensive tours to date. His run of twelve shows across the country has seen him performing songs from his four albums Feeding the Wolves, Only Sparrows, Memories & Dust and The Beginning and the End of Everything. Pyke has been touring as a ‘one man band’, playing his hits completely stripped back and acoustic.
A solo tour is a contrast to his 2013 Beginning and End of Everything shows. This did not seem to matter to Pyke, who seemed in his element holding the stage for two hours.
Standout performances included his beautiful rearrangements of White Lines Dancing and Lines On Palms. Pyke also played his cover of The Jezabels’ hit Endless Summer which rose to popularity after it was first aired on Triple J’s Like A Version segment in 2012.
This opportunity to see new life put into old favourites was clearly a big hit with the fans.
“This show has proven how talented he really is. He really pulled it all off on his own with the skilled use of a loop pedal,” said concert-goer Erin McIntyre.
It was Alex MacFarlane’s first time seeing Josh Pyke and he was impressed with how down to earth the singer is.
“He kept encouraging a singalong and was able to engage the crowd really well,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting him to come out afterwards and spend an hour meeting the fans and taking pictures, it was a good way to end a gig.”
The staff at Zierholz and UC Live! were clearly prepared for the crowds on the night. Adequate security personnel, bar staff and event organisers ensured that one could seamlessly make their way from the doors, through to the bar and then to the stage area without any problems or long waits.
Text by Brooke Mayfield.