Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023
It was a big challenge for solo player Liam Griffin to replicate a three-man band, but with the assistance of technology, he achieved a similar sound. Opening with The Door, from the 1997 album Freakshow, he had the audience onside. This followed with other crowd favourites, such as Emotion Sickness and Anthem for the Year 2000. Overall it was an enjoyable look at Silverchair’s legacy, it is definitely recommended for Silverchair fans!Glam Adelaide, Feb 25 2023
Silverchair are arguably one of the most successful Australian bands of all time. The stats speak for themselves: 21 ARIA Wins from 49 nominations, five albums all of which debuted at No 1 and over 10 million global record sales, and that’s just scraping the surface.
Armed with his electric and acoustic guitars, stomp box and a few custom made band tracks, Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter, Liam Griffin, presents his show titled “Wait ‘til Tomorrow: A Tribute to Silverchair.” A pared-back, raw and intimate solo performance, Liam leads a nostalgic journey that captures the emotional and lyrical intricacies of Silverchair’s extensive material from all stages of the trio’s career, from the grunge-laden riffs and emotional turmoil of albums ‘Frogstomp’, ‘Freak Show’, ‘Neon Ballroom’, and ‘Diorama’, to the vibrant progressive pop of Silverchair’s final record, ‘Young Modern’, before they announced an indefinite hiatus.
The show includes the hit gems: Tomorrow, Freak, Without You, Ana’s Song (Open Fire), Reflections of a Sound, and Straight Lines as well as some of the in-between, and after learning the news that Silverchair would never reform, Liam’s tribute is likely to be one of the only ways to hear these songs played live again.