REVIEW: Narly, Dex & Boy Graduate’s Touching Road Tour (Melbourne)

Narly, Dex and Boy Graduate have kicked off the first leg of their debut national tour in style at Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel.

The Dayones crew kickstarted their Touching Road national tour on Friday with an all-ages show in Melbourne. The venue was buzzing early with loyal fans, as VIP ticket holders mingled with the main acts while also experiencing soundcheck before the doors opened to the public.

Dayones HQ celebrating with the Melbourne crowd (Image: William Patston Photography)

Kid-G kicked off the show with a short, confident and punchy set that got the crowds attention, performing two original songs along with a dope remix of Allday’s So Good, before Connor Blake took to the stage.

Kid-G during his first ever gig (Image: William Patston Photography)

Connor Blake was a natural on stage, looking comfortable with a fluent and coherent set, as his vocal performance never differed from how he sounds on his records. The highlight of his performance was the vibe-heavy, feel-good track Super Calm that is yet to be released. Blake got the crowd involved and warmed up for the main acts perfectly, in what was a flawless set.

Connor Blake during his set (Image: William Patston Photography)

Boy Graduate was the first of the headline acts to play and boy did he bring the JUICE. Boy Grad was energetic and entertaining from start to finish, keeping the crowd engaged and moving throughout his set. He could truly make any song sound hyped live, with a genuine talent for performing, Boy Grad is a natural entertainer and it was a pleasure to see him do his thing on stage. Also, as a side-note, his vocal performance was seriously impressive live, hitting every note.

If Boy Graduate ever has a gig in your city, make sure you’re there.

Boy Graduate performing live at The Evelyn Hotel (Image: OnARoll Photography)

Dex followed Boy Graduates efforts, coming on with a magnetic aura and colossal stage presence that can’t be taught. Performing tracks such as Viewbank and No Biggie, Dex had the whole venue vibing with him during his set. What was perhaps the most impressive aspect of his set, however, was the chemistry he shared with his DJ Dom Cork. The two bounced off each other well and did everything they could to give the fans a performance to remember. The live drums were also a welcomed inclusion to his set.

After watching this performance, it’s safe to say that Dex is one of Australia’s brightest young talents. SKRT SKRT.

Dex vibing with the crowd (Image: William Patston Photography)

Closing out the show was the headliner, Narly. His unique style translated extremely well into a live show, with his flips of Big Jet Plane and Thinkin Bout You receiving the biggest reception from the audience. Narly also announced that a new song, Lost Boys II, will be coming out soon, before proceeding to play it. We can confirm that the song was incredible live and we can’t wait to hear it once it’s released.

The show finished on a huge high with Narly’s performance of Lost Boys II. Once the majority of the crowd dispersed, the VIP ticket holders once again got to hang out with the artists, playing games, asking questions and taking snaps.

Narly closing out the show (Image: William Patston Photography)

The show was a huge success, and every performer brought something unique to the show. If the Touching Road tour is coming to a city near you, I suggest you go check out some of the best young talent in the country.

You can catch the Touching Road tour in your city HERE


22/1 – Babushka, Perth (18+) 

23/1 – YMCA HQ Complex, Perth (U18)

29/1 – Milk Factory, Brisbane (lic/AA)

04/2 – 107 Projects, Sydney (lic/AA) 

04/2 – Valve bar, Sydney (18+)

+ more dates to be added…


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