Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Show review from

Hey guys, stumbled across this review on the weekend... its pretty cool.. These guys, get something like 50,000+ hits a week.. But yeh, check it out..
ps, studi pics to come soon. very funny, trust me

Red Ink
w/ MojoRising, Dead Actos Club
Saturday, December 13 2008 @ Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy
by marc

Anyway, Red Ink bounded forth a short while later and my night finally looked up. To say that this is one of Melbourne’s hottest unsinged bands is an understatement, and I am yet to leave a show of theirs disappointed. There is a genuineness to their pop-rock that is wholly endearing; unlike the previous band, no pretensions whatsoever can be detected. Lead singer John Jakubenko bounces around the stage without a hint of self-consciousness, his tenor range soaring all the while. With all his entertaining movements and emotive top notes, Jakubenko is surely is one of the more accomplished performers I’ve seen for less than fifty dollars. If I had but one minor complaint, it would be that I’d like to see his hands away from the synthesizer more often, leaving him free to move. A minor concern though. As a unit, Red Ink look truly comfortable and cohesive as they deliver their set with the right mix of precision and looseness. The band’s newer songs are less hook-oriented and slightly more challenging, giving their set, which is otherwise full of ever-so-catchy tunes like Love on a Park Bench and An Elaborate Plan to Run Away, a fuller, more complete feel. Watching the lads simply enjoy putting on a show is something that makes it near impossible for the audience to have anything less than a memorable experience at a Red Ink show. This surely is one band to keep your eyes on.

1 comment:

  1. cool review.... makes me angry i missed that gig.
    Hey u guys are playing this sat at the ding dong right? cause its on the triple j website, but not anywhere else?? wtf?