Live Review: Beabadoobee, Brisbane 11/09/22

(Image credit: Matthew Baker)

WHERE: The Tivoli, Meanjin/Brisbane QLD
WHEN: Sunday September 11th, 2022
REVIEW: Ellie Robinson

The Tivoli is a beautiful theatre, stately and regal with its art deco aesthetic, tiered standing platforms and bar staff clad in suits – a fitting castle for Gen Z’s indie-pop queen, Beabadoobee (aka Beatrice Laus), whose Brisbane show rounded out her first-ever tour of Australia. That it even went ahead is commendable: early on in her set, Laus admitted to the crowd that she’d been walloped by a gnarly cold. But we honestly couldn’t tell – not only did Laus power through the night with impressive energy, she absolutely stunned with her vocal prowess.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…