'As the supporting act for internationally acclaimed Twelve Foot Ninja we did not know what to expect from our home town. We were blown away by the near full house of 800+ hands that errupted in applause as we took to the stage for our opening track. These moments are the ones you never forget as a performer/artist' that will stay with you for the rest of your life - Morgan-Leigh Brown (Lead Vocalist)

HEAVY MUSIC MAGAZINE's Bailey Graham reviewed the performance:

'Acolyte were first to take to the stage to warm applause from the crowd. Progressive riffs and melodies of an almost oriental nature enveloped the venue, only to be perfectly complimented by the serene, yet powerful vocals of frontwoman Morgan-Leigh Brown. Having truly created a sound that is progressive in structure, yet completely devoid of any similarity to any other progressive act that comes to kind, Acolyte definitely proved to not only myself, but the entire crowd that they are one band in particular that we all need to keep an eye on, as I see big things for Acolyte in the future'...

THE MUSIC.COM.AU's Jonty Czuchwicki reviewed the performance:

'Openers Acolyte did a great job of winning over the crowd and proving their worth. The Melbourne band, fronted by Morgan-Leigh Brown, merge elements of contemporary hard rock with some progressive fusion, and even leant into a few heavier moments throughout their 45-minute set. Guitarist Pete Borzeta typically opened a song with some playful noodling, building those notes into a passage over which bass, drums and some hearty keyboard chords developed, giving way for Brown's vocals to pervade through the mix with obvious influences of soul music and opera that blended well thanks to her powerful voice. Chris Cameron also stood out on the drums using unique patterns and fills while chopping and changing quickly between different styles and varied beats'...


Friday, 2nd September 2016
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, 3rd September 2016
The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

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