Spirited Isaiah connects with communities

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Isaiah Firebrace performing at the Broome Civic Centre.
Camera IconIsaiah Firebrace performing at the Broome Civic Centre. Credit: Carly Laden

Patrons at the Broome Civic Centre were taken on an intimate journey and enjoyed some groovy music along the way when Isaiah Firebrace ventured to the town.

In a special one-night-only performance on September 24, the former The X Factor winner and Eurovision Song Contest finalist performed a varied catalogue of songs and talked about the special moments in his life.

Audience members sang along with each of his covers, which included Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You and Bruno Mars’ Finesse, and marvelled at his vocals during his rousing performances of his new single, Spirit, and Don’t Come Easy, the song he performed in front of millions of people during Eurovision in 2017.

After the show, which was Firebrace’s last stop in WA, he said he felt like the audience enjoyed the show as much as he enjoyed performing.

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“I had such a good time and it was awesome to see everyone really getting into it and enjoying themselves,” he said. “I’ve performed in big stadiums and little shows like this one but both equally mean the same thing to me.”

After the Broome performance, Firebrace travelled around the Kimberley and performed intimate shows at Fitzroy Crossing and Bidyadanga before returning to the east coast.

“The shows out in the remote communities were more about me talking to the people out there about my journey and giving people some inspiration,” Firebrace said.

“I don’t get to go out into the communities very often, so it was very exciting to get out there and share my story and spread my message of following your spirit.”

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