Review – Matt Gresham returns to roots for homecoming show at Leisure Inn

Matt Gresham blew the locals away on Friday Night at Bar Indigo. Picture: Sam Peters.
Ryan Edmond supported the show. Picture: Sam Peters.
Matt Gresham blew the locals away on Friday Night at Bar Indigo. Picture: Sam Peters. Ryan Edmond supported the show. Picture: Sam Peters.

LOCAL Rockingham singer songwriter Matt Gresham returned to his roots for his homecoming show at the Leisure Inn’s Bar Indigo on July 20.

The night began with more local talent as Ryan Edmond slotted in as the support act.

Playing originals along with some classic covers he was well received by the crowd and the perfect warm-up for Gresham’s return show.

Entering the stage, Gresham received a very warm welcome from the punters as they buzzed with anticipation of what was to come.

Starting with the song ‘Home’ from his latest album – with its film clip shot at nearby Lake Walyungup and other spots around Rockingham – was the perfect way to open the set.

Keeping with that theme he strummed out his classic, stripped back acoustic tunes – reminiscent of his shows in the early years of his career and satisfying his loyal fans.

Covers including ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘No Woman No Cry’ had the crowd dancing on their feet.

Forever popular Gresham originals ‘Gracetown’ along with a little help from support act Edmonds on trumpet for ‘Lioness’ was the highlight of the night.

Gresham’s new album ‘Who Am I Now’ is set for release on August 17.

He plays Scarborough’s Indi Bar on July 27.