Timberwolf 'Hold You Up Tour'

Timberwolf 'Hold You Up Tour'

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On the night of Saturday, the 15th of July Figaro took to the iconic live music venue that is The Workers Club, to catch Timberwolf on his Melbourne leg of the ‘Hold You Up’ tour.

Born in the suburbs of Adelaide, Timberwolf is the musical alias of the indie/alternative artist that is Chris Panousakis. Figaro took to the Birkenstock suburb of Fitzroy to The Workers Club on Saturday (15th) to catch Timberwolf’s show that night, with friendly faces at the door and opening acts like Darcy Fox and BATTS, the vibes for the evening were strong and we were already looking good for a swell night. Timberwolf was accompanied on stage by bandmate (and missus) Bree Tranter where the two performed an intimate show of a guitar, keyboard and the occasional cheeky flute. While playing songs we know and love we were excited to hear some new tunes from Timberwolf’s future project of a full-length debut album (that he assured us is finished) and played love songs where the two on stage shot each other glances throughout the set (getting Figaro a little teary too). When playing his popular single ‘Washed Out’, the audience were not shy to sing-a-long. Just like at The Hills Are Alive earlier this year, the packed out room at The Workers Club audience took off like a choir and Timberwolf rode out the song in a falsetto that was both gentle and powerful at once. Timberwolf surprised the audience with what we can only say was a bewitching rendition of Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’. Mentionable moments cross between when talented bandmate Bree took a break of battling between pedals on the keys to rip out a flute melody during the song and Timberwolf’s undeniably powerful voice switched to sing so tenderly in falsetto, that you began to question what this guy couldn’t do.

While a bit of stress shadowed over the artist as a few technical difficulties sparked during the night, this show was nothing other than affirmation of Timberwolf’s talents as a musician. Technical difficulties or not, dear Timberwolf, when everyone in the room looks around them for somewhere to put down their drinks or try to awkwardly hold them against their chests to applause the performance, you very well know it was an applause that was deserving. What can we take from this? Well, the debut album is done and we’re just waiting on the release later this year, and dammit Timberwolf we’re shaking in our boots with excitement.

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