The Foldback Media BBQ Sessions 3 was a sell-out event at the Deckchair Cinema as part of the Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF).

Local singer-songwriter Rachel Rachel and her percussionist Tor Trethowan commenced with a slew of originals for the rapidly growing audience. Both seasoned professionals and fresh from supporting Jimmy Barnes at the Darwin Ski Club the previous day.

Comedian MCs Danielle Andrews & Amy Hetherington were also there to keep the event glued together with witty one-liners, boundless banter and in-depth interviews of artists.

After Rachel Rachel and Tor Trethowan’s sublime opening, the setting sun brought on the much anticipated First Nations band East Journey from North East Arnhem Land. Rock and reggae reverberated around the high cliffs surrounding the cinema, the band’s sound massaged perfectly by the GigTek sound crew led by the experienced Daniel Lade.

East Journey has a habit of getting people off their seats and moving their feet and they bought it in buckets this night, with a romping set polished off with a very fine take on Yothu Yindi’s ‘Treaty’ as an encore. Breathtaking.