Felix Riebl 15th April 2022

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Shot Notes

It is not every day you are asked to photograph the end of an empire. The Mojo stage finale on Day 1 at Bluesfest 2022 saw the final gig of Melbourne 6 piece, The Cat Empire. After 8 albums and 20 years of touring including 16 shows at 9 Bluesfests. Felix exploded onto the stage like a coiled spring. His energy was only matched by the audience who made a sound so loud it tickled my eardrums. This last hurrah has been planned since before the big pause so the anticipation was electric. They drew heavily on their debut album whose anthemic tracks had the crowd cheering for more. The dynamism of these musicians ensures the legacy of this cat empire will be many musical kittens.

Four more days of music. Tickets from the Bluesfest website

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