Kate Miller-Heidke opened or Ben Folds Five at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on Wednesday September 18
Review and photos by Danielle Boise
With an angelic voice, Australian pop songstress Kate Miller-Heidke opened or Ben Folds Five at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on Wednesday September 18, making her debut appearance in Atlanta to a roaring crowd of new fans as she sang in a sweet and gentle tenor voice that won the audience over with her operatic ways.
Miller-Heidke was accompanied on stage with only a guitar and her voice as the crowd fell under her spell. Having toured with Ben Folds previously, this was the first time that Miller-Heidke had toured with the entire band and loved every second of it. It’s safe to say that Kate Miller-Heidke’s voice and sweet temperament that she will be around for a while. For more information on Kate Miller-Heidke, visit www.katemillerheidke.com.
It was special treat in Atlanta Tuesday night, as Ben Folds Five returned to Atlanta after a 13 year hiatus on the same day that they released their latest album, The Sound of The Life of The Mind, to a nearly sold out show with of eagerly awaited fans. “Atlanta has always been a second home to us” declared Ben Folds as the band Ben Folds Five entered the Tabernacle stage in complete darkness and kicked off their set with “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later,” before Folds said “Here’s some old shit” as he went right into “Theme from Dr. Pyser.”
“Jackson Cannery” was up next, followed by “Selfless, Cold and Composed,” “Erase Me,” an “Atlanta, 2012 Y’all [Elephant in the Room] an originally improvised song for their cancellation at Chastain Park Amphitheatre earlier in the summer. Up next was “Uncle Walter” followed by “Alice Childress,” “Sky High,” “Battle of Who Could Care Less,” “Mess,” “The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind,” “Landed,” “Emaline,” “Do It Anyway,” “Brick,” “Philosophy,” “Kate,” “Army” and they rounded out their regular set with “Song for the Dumped” before they came back out on stage for their Encore set, which included “Narcolepsy,” “Underground” and ended the night with “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces.”
Ben Folds Five put on simply gracious and humble show, as they were just happy to be on stage, surrounded by their fans. For more information Ben Folds Five or to see where they will be performing next on their tour, visit www.benfoldsfive.com.
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