REVIEW: Tkay Maidza a force to be reckoned with

I think it’s fair to say that Tkay Maidza definitely tore the house down last Saturday night at Capitol, Perth for her TKAY tour.

I was lucky enough to make my way out of my crib alongside a couple of friends to see talented Australian singer and rapper Tkay Maidza in the flesh for her ‘TKAY’ tour, primarily to celebrate the recent release of her new self-titled album. After seeing her for the first time at St Jerome’s Laneway festival way back in 2014, Groovin the Moo and at the  M.O.B tour, from gut-instinct I knew this was going to be a good show.

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Photo: Amplifier Capitol Facebook

Doors opened at 7:30 with Midas.Gold getting the party started at 8 and Sable at 9. I arrived at Capitol just after 9pm to catch Sable and thank god I did. The local Perth Triple J Unearthed talent definitely brought life to the crowd. His upbeat tempos and combination of remixed versions of classic hip hop songs including the likes of Jay Z and Kanye (Watch the Throne) and Kendrick Lamar definitely brought a whole other vibe into the room.

As the lights changed along with the set, it was time for Tkay! Anyone in the crowd would probably agree with me in that as soon as  Tkay hit that stage, she did it with a bang, grooving and rapping immaculately Always Been, one of her latest hits from her self-titled album which was followed by the popular Carry On featuring vocals from Killer Mike. The set list included all of her latest hits as well as some old favourites like U-Huh and Switch Lanes. Tkay’s groovy moves and contagious energy brought life to the stage as she moved from either side of the stage occasionally grabbing the eager hands of her front row fans. With her constant bubbly personality and smile the whole concert felt somewhat intimate despite the rather large turnout.

One thing that really stood out for me, was the fact Tkay took the time after her show to hang back, chill, chat and take photos with her fans. This type of meet and greet experience is something I definitely haven’t experienced at a concert. The down to earth nature of this incredible female artist and her appreciation of her fans is a force to be reckoned with.

Those who are keen as a bean to see the tour still have time:

10 Nov, Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

18 Nov, HQ, Adelaide SA

19 Nove, Republic Bar, Hobart TAS

Tkay will also be performing at the iconic Falls Festival this summer across Australia (excluding Perth) and Field Day on January 1, 2017.

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