Date: April 24, 2011
Venue: The Powerhouse, Brisbane
Acts: Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side
The amber, dark-golden liquid Ben Corbett nurses between songs appears to be whisky. Or perhaps it’s some rum concoction. Either way, it’s a choice that complements the brooding, burnt-by-love crooner image of his Gentle Ben persona.
Today, Corbett and his Sensitive Side have the luxury of both Live Spark slots, and they seize the opportunity to work through a long list of songs that’s littered with gems from their three albums to date. And the hip-swivelling antics that accompany Beginning of the End, Carpark, The Dogs of Valparaiso and many more are lapped up by an eager Easter Sunday crowd out who not only easily fill the Turbine Room floorspace, but also line the mezzanine level walkway and balconies that overlook the stage.