TWO years ago indie pop singer/songwriter Amy Shark (32) was performing to adoring crowds at Midland Oval.
Now after taking over the airwaves by storm with her catchy brand of pop the Queensland-based singer is performing to sold out crowds across the globe.
It has been a massive few years for the diminutive Shark, born Amy Louise Billings, who has done the hard yards and weathered the knockbacks to make a name for herself in the business.
After touring North America and Europe Shark was clearly grateful to be back on home soil as she kicked off her Australian tour at the Fremantle Arts Centre overnight.
Shark kicked her 90-minute set off with Blood Brothers from her debut EP Night Thinker followed by I Got You.
Next up was Psycho which features Blink 182s Mark Hoppus from her debut studio album Love Monster.
Shark told the audience she felt she could tell us anything and we’d still love her…we waited for the confession. It never came. Shark jumped straight into Mess Her Up and even messed up the stage a bit by theatrically knocking over the microphone.
Clearly Shark’s meaningful lyrics resonate with her sea of fans who swooned and swayed as she played The Idiot, dedicated to her ex-boyfriend, then Weekends, Spits on Girls and Leave Us Alone.
An attempt by a crowd member to start a Baby Shark singalong thankfully didn’t catch on. Might have more luck in the schoolyard mate. A year ago. A cover of Teenage Dirtbag did get the crowd singing.
Shark’s self-deprecating humour was evident as she recounted how a fan in Berlin approached her for a photograph whilst telling her that she wasn’t his favourite Aussie singer, that claim to fame laid with Sia. She’s happy with second favourite. For now.
Shark saved the best for last finishing off her set with her biggest songs to date, Adore and I Said Hi.
A fitting end for the singer who spent the better part of a decade making music and getting knockbacks before breaking through in 2017.
In a full circle moment Love Monster and her success of 2018, has become a statement on those who said she’d never make it.
Amy Shark performs again to a sold out crowd Saturday night at the Fremantle Performing Arts Centre.