Slouching into Old Bar after the day had taken more than it gave I settled in to see Jimmy Tait. Jimmy Tait is a four piece Melbourne band daintily led by their lead singer, Sarah who has a Courtney Love voice with a touch of sweet added to it. When eyes were closed you could envision Hole, with the simple chords and basic melodies that were so iconic of 90's rock . The music was sometimes repetitive, but seemed to fit in quite nicely with my attitudes of the day. The band talk minimally letting the music be the main voice of the night and though this brought on the feeling that they were nonchalant and boarding on cool it was hard to gage a band that displayed no notable personality traits.
Jessica Rabeiro and The Bone Collectors were the complete opposite hushing the pre-set noise with Jessica singing an acoustic song about her life, with a tune of a slave cotton picker and the heart of a country ballad. We were silenced wanting and waiting to see where her story would take us. Her band gave off the same presence, a sound that transported you to a sumer afternoon sitting under a tree, tapping ones foot!!!!
There was that moment where early departure was necessary, their sound was like caffeine at 11PM it woke me up enough so I found it hard to sleep and any more ingestion would have me up all night.... Old Bar turned out to be a rather sunny ending to a rather dreary day.