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  • Bert Sampson

Pizzas Delivered

Secret shows are a rare and special beast. If anyone remembers the MySpace secret shows you'll understand. Last night, The Pizzas (AKA Ball Park Music) took to the stage at Brisbane's iconic venue The Zoo.

A sold out crowd were in early to catch opening act Asha Jefferies. Backed by a band that sound as sublime as they look, Jefferies performed a pitch perfect set of familiar tunes, Dizzy and Dance Floor, as well as revealing a new track that she is recording with Sam Cromack of BPM. It's just a hint of what's to come but the excitement for an entire album of Asha Jefferies is building.

To absolutely no one's surprise Ball Park Music were/are in fact The Pizzas and when they took to the stage the crowd exploded. Opening with the lead track of the new album, Weirder and Weirder, Manny the band had the audience in the palm of their hand. This is a band in fine form and they were obviously enjoying playing a small venue with an overly enthusiastic audience.

Tony Supreme (AKA Sam Cromack) kept The Pizzas schtick rolling, much to the crowd's amusement for the majority of the set. The bulk of songs on the set list were plucked from their two most recent records. I counted five from Weirder and Weirder alone. Sunscreen, Stars in My Eyes, Weirder and Weirder, The Present Moment and the opener Manny. Crowd favourites Cherub, Exactly Who You Are and Everything is Shit were met with predictable enthusiasm.

My sense is the three song encore was reserved for this night only. The band reach way back to their first EP and surprised us with Black Skies, followed by The Kinks, All Day And All Of The Night before closing it out with IFLY.

This is a band in fine form and they are in a mood for having fun. There is nothing quite like seeing a band of this calibre in an intimate venue. The Pizzas were hot, fresh and spicy af.


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