AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter Amy Shark performed to a full house at the Mildura Arts Centre last Wednesday night.
When her concert was announced for Mildura earlier this year, the show sold out in just minutes and her performance did not disappoint those who gathered for it.
The See U Somewhere Australia Tour kicked off in Bunbury, Western Australia, in May and wraps up in Cairns, Queensland, late next month.
Shark, for the audience in Mildura, opened her show with Everybody Rise, before performing crowd favourites All Loved Up and Worst Day of My Life, as well as a tribute to an ex partner in The Idiot.
She also did covers of Mr Brightside and Simply the Best.
What was different about her concert was that Shark often provided details into her inspiration behind the song, sometimes funny, sometimes personal, but always insightful.
Shark acknowledged the audience in Mildura comprised plenty of children, and advised them that her concert contained adult themes and could be intense.
“You are going to learn some words tonight,” she said to a group of four kids seated in the front rows.
“They aren’t all good words, but you are going to learn them anyway in life so you may as well learn them from Aunty Amy.”
In what was show 40 on her tour, Shark said she had been advised not to visit the regional towns and to just focus on the cities, but she was determined to go country.
She said she had never been to Mildura before and that had made her nervous.
“Mildura is a beautiful town and I can’t believe how long it has taken for me to get here,” she said.
“I was a bit nervous that anyone was going to turn up; I thought is anyone even interested?”
The fact the concert sold out in just minutes, and that she had received such support, meant she would be back, she said.
Shark ended her performance with some of her biggest hits including Adore and Love Songs Ain’t For Us, and her final song, I Said Hi.
Earlier in the night musician, singer and songwriter Yorke performed as support for Shark.
Yorke, from Byron Bay but residing in Melbourne now, is best known for having one of her songs, Wake The City, feature on 9-1-1, the American drama television series.