No stranger to the festival circuit, this was not The Temper Trap’s first rodeo – they’ve performed here previously at the inaugural Wanderland festival in 2013, with an abundance of fans anticipating their return.
They certainly didn’t disappoint this time around. A 4-piece unit, hailing from Australia but now based in London, they blasted into the international scene with their hit song, “Sweet Disposition,” which happens to be one of my favorite songs, and of course, was played last.
Dougy Mandagi’s distinctive falsetto voice has an ethereal quality, that sets them apart with their latest album taking them out of the shadow of their first hit song.
There were a few touching moments during their set, where the connection with the fans and the artist was palpable, especially during the song “Trembling Hands,” a moving experience for many in attendance.
The rest of the rock band is made up of Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, who is entertaining to watch as he often sways to the rhythm of the beat,
Toby Dundas on drums, and Joseph Greer on keyboards and guitar.
They all performed with the stage presence you’d expect from seasoned professionals, hitting all the marks musically. Dougy even jumped down to the front barricade on more then one occasion to directly interact with the crowd.
Special thanks going out to the folks at Karpos Multimedia, a job well done indeed as usual…