Highlights from the astounding alt-soul artist's debut at the Centre in February.
‘Of the many striking aspects of Moses Sumney – his skyscraping height, his hallucinatory, Nina Simone-like dreamscapes, his Rolodex of starry musician friends – most intriguing of all is his voice. A feathery falsetto, often layered to celestial effect, it flutters daintily over lambent guitar and sweeping strings. It’s surely the reason that Sufjan Stevens and James Blake asked him to join them on tour. Or why Beck chose Sumney to appear on his covers compilation, Song Reader; ditto Solange Knowles, for last year’s epic A Seat at the Table.’ wrote The Guardian about Moses Sumney.
The American alt-soul muso did not disappoint when made his debut in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in February. With his exquisite and soaring vocals, surprising wit, commanding stage presence and loop/pedal wizardry, you could hear a pin drop as fans and music-lovers were mesmerised by his every move, culminating in a standing ovation lasting several minutes which saw Sumney side step off-stage humbled, a little shocked and with gratitude.
Photographer Dan Aulsebrook captured some moments from Moses Sumney's live show.
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