Crawling out of bed at 7:30am, downing a litre of coffee and making it to my first lecture with seconds to spare: just my average Monday morning. In fact it carried on being just an average Monday morning until I got an invitation to review a coffee-house performance at the student guild, Natalie Gauci’s performance to be exact.
I’ll be honest, I had never heard the name ‘Natalie Gauci’ before today, so I’m guessing you can imagine the panic I felt after impulsively agreeing to tag along. But after a bit of research with the always helpful Google, I realised that she actually won Australian Idol in 2007… Maybe I do live under a rock after all.
So there I am, sitting in the student guild, listening to one of the winners of Australian Idol, thinking to myself: “She’s pretty good.” Okay, so maybe that was a complete understatement; she was brilliant. Her vocals were beautiful and they really instilled emotion and passion into her music; although, she was also playing the keyboard – which sounded equally as beautiful by the way – which always makes me like an artist. (The keyboard is definitely an under appreciated instrument.) Her performance included uplifting songs such as a cover of ‘Ain’t Nobody’ as well as more emotional songs that I could listen to for hours, such as ‘For the Brave’.
I don’t want to spam you guys with links to her youtube videos, so i’ll just give you one.
(She’s also on Spotify, just saying.)