'Melbourne's Acolyte come on to (literally) much fanfare and proceed to beguile The Workers Club crowd with their lavish take on progressive rock. Apparently drummer Chris Cameron sprained the ankle on his kicking leg that day and vocalist Morgan-Leigh Brown is suffering a case of tonsillitis this night. Much kudos to both of them for soldiering on through these ailments, but none in the crowd would have guessed and both nail their performances with great aplomb. The lucid lines of keysman David Van Pelt remind one of an Animals-era Rick Wright (from Pink Floyd) and add so much colour, wash and vitality to an already broad palette of sound. This band is at a similar stage to where Figures are: just about ready to explode. In fact, both sound and perform like they are now in need of stadiums to play in.'
Following the release of single's and video's for 'Perceptions' and 'The Message'; The release of anticipated album 'Shades of Black' to a SOLD OUT 'Evelyn Hotel' crowd; Completing 2 headlining East Coast tours; Winning over industry and punters as main support for National hero's 'Twelve Foot Ninja' across Australia in August, and receiving nominations for 'Best Heavy Album' & 'Best Live Performance' at 2016's 'Oz Independent Music Awards' and 'The Age Victorian Music Awards'... ACOLYTE ARE BACK at the helm of 2 massive shows!