Waifs continue to wow

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The Waifs certainly rocked Broome.
Camera IconThe Waifs certainly rocked Broome. Credit: Carly Laden

Broome’s love for The Waifs was certainly not lost when the folk-rock band stopped by The Roebuck Bay Hotel on Saturday, June 15.

In the last stop of their regional WA tour, The Waifs performed a varied selection of songs from their large discography to a sell-out crowd.

Performances ranged from classics Bridal Train and London Still to more recent hits like Done and Dusted and Take It In.

Audience members were quick to catch the dancing bug as they grooved and sang along to every song.

Having spent 27 years on the road touring, it was clear the band members were comfortable with each other, feeding off each other’s energy and chatting on-stage between songs.

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But no matter how consumed they became in the music, as soon as a song ended their focus was instantly back on the crowd, with Donna Simpson even sharing memories of working at Roebuck Bay Hotel and an embarrassing moment just hours before the show.

The audience was also treated to a special rendition of Paul Kelly & The Messengers classic From Little Things Big Things Grow, accompanied by Alan Pigram and support act The Gray Brothers.

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