Gold Coast alt-pop quintet IVEY capped off a line up of pure perfection at their packed out Mid-Autumn Soirée last Wednesday at The Foundry alongside an eclectic mix of local legends The Jensens, Great Sage and Hallie.

Brisbane quartet Hallie opened the show with songwriter Hallie Tait’s seamless blend of passionate, relatable lyrics and great sense of humour – a performance made even better by her incredible live band which features members of Mum’s Tennis Friends, Taine Joso and Sid’s Balcony. Their set included debut single Banana & Honey, latest tune What’s Good as well as some promising new material.

The distinctly different psych-western outfit Great Sage followed, expanding their usual live act adding backing vocals from the angelic Georgie Neilsen (Strange Seed, Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains) and extra percussion from David Versace (First Beige). The band played unreleased material as well as an incredible and expansive rendition of MGMT’s 2007 classic Electric Feel.

Brisbane darlings The Jensens then took to the stage delivering a tight set list. They effortlessly weaved through old favourites like Fears and latest singles Mt. Mura and Coma before giving punters a taste of tracks from their forthcoming debut album. Showcasing versatility as they continue to refine and add to their already remarkable sound, The Jensens proved yet again, why they’re one of this city’s best live acts.

With their usual warm energy and irresistible alt-pop pearls, headliner IVEY closed this incredible night.  A close-nit band who’ve played together for years now, IVEY delivered a polished and engaging live show. The harmonies between lead vocalists Millie Perks and Lachlan McGuffie were particularly impressive, and further lifted the band’s positive and inclusive vibe. Their set included tracks from last year’s sophomore EP Gorgeous and their 2016 treasure Last Week.

At their Mid-Autumn Soirée, IVEY put on an incredible performance and showcased their impeccable taste, bringing together three of Brisbane’s finest live acts for a night that’s definitely on this live music fan’s list of 2019 highlights.

Were you at the gig and want to relive the magic? Or, are you kicking yourself you missed it? Never fear, we’ve curated a Mid-Autumn Soirée playlist to satiate your #FOMO.


Feature Image: IVEY by Sucker Co.
Gig images: Hallie, Great Sage and The Jensens all by Calen Le Couteur.

This review of IVEY’s Mid-Autumn Soirée first appeared on Phoenix Radio’s Emerge program, hosted by Calen Le Couteur and Russell Thompson. Follow Emerge and tune in on Monday nights 7-9PM HERE.