6 October, The Landsdowne

Friday night at The Lansdowne with Citizen Kay, while not packed out, delivered in energy, warmth and charisma.

Performing tracks from his surprise debut record Belly Of The Beast including hot single These Kicks, Citizen Kay was filled with sprightly stage presence and awesome power, despite the room being less than full. Inviting support act and friend Mondecreen onstage for vocal support, the show was inclusive and a sense of unity.

Speaking honestly of his recent regional tour with Illy, the artist then made mention of the situation in our Indigenous communities, imploring further conversation and the role it has played in his music.

If we can take one thing away from the night, is that Citizen Kay gives 110%. Interacting beautifully with the audience and quietly represent Canberra with pride. The show was smooth, intelligent and presented with a youthful charisma. As the first show of his headline tour, Citizen Kay showed no nervousness, just pure excitement at the next stage of his promising career.