Crowded House kick off summer season of Eden Sessions

the image is of Neil Finn musician on stage at the Eden Sessions; he is wearing a bright orange corduroy jacket, deep purple trousers, a white and red shirt. He is holding a guitar and singing into a microphone.
Picture: Ben Foster; Crowded House frontman Neil Finn on stage at Eden Sessions

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Crowded House kicked off a summer season of Eden Sessionsand they certainly brought the (sunny) weather with them! 

The iconic Australasian rock-band, Crowded House, commenced a star-studded summer of live concerts taking place at the Eden Project, amongst the backdrop of its iconic biomes this Wednesday.

They wowed a packed crowd performing new releases from their latest album ‘Gravity Stairs’ alongside decade-spanning hits like ‘Four Seasons in One Day’, ‘Distant Sun’ and of course ‘Weather With You’ with passion and precision.

Kickstarting the first night of their UK tour in style, delivering a show that was both nostalgic and fresh, they led the audience in a chorus of acapella voices for their 1991 hit ‘Fall At Your Feet’, with frontman Neil Finn observing the audience had “brought your voices”. 

The band seemed to revel in the Cornish charm of the event, detailing how they began their day in St Austell Bay swimming at Carlyon Bay and daring the zip wire experience over the Eden Project; even joining in with a crowd-initiated ‘Oggy Oggy’ chant.

The chemistry on stage between the band members was palpable, and was echoed with the  humorous and light hearted interactions with their adoring audience who delighted in whistling, dancing and laughing throughout their two-hour set. 

Eden Project’s biomes illuminated for Crowded House performance on first night of Eden Sessions 2024. Credit: Ben Foster

The evening began with a supporting set from Neil Finn’s son, Liam, a lone multi-instrumentalist creating anthemic sounds with a loop pedal, and hyping up the crowd when ending on a punk rock high.

There was communal anticipation within the people that gathered ready for the headline act, with one audience member, Chrissie – who was donning a glitter and diamante top hat – telling CHAOS Radio: “There’s a kind of festival-y feeling here [with] us all on the hillside and the group’s about to come on. We’re all getting revved up for it.” 

For others in the crowd, it made them feel nostalgic, with Kath from St Dennis telling us that Crowded House’s music conjured up memories of “the beach, finishing exams and having a really good summer.” Reflecting on Crowded House making the Eden Sessions line-up, she added: “It’s a very good choice that Eden have made.” 

As the light left a starry sky, and the biomes illuminated with colour, Crowded House finished their encore with the crowd singing back ‘Better Be Home Soon’; and as families and friends then began to make their way home, smiles were exchanged all round.

Frontman Neil Finn, seemed to share the uplifting sentiment from the evening in his final goodbye, “you’ve been a glorious audience…what a special play to play!”

This was the first in an impressive Eden Sessions line-up for 2024 that includes:

• Saturday June 15, Fatboy Slim plus special guest Charlie Boon

• Wednesday June 19, Paolo Nutini

• Saturday June 29, Suede and Manic Street Preachers

• Tuesday July 2, The National plus special guests This Is The Kit

• Wednesday July 3, Rick Astley plus special guests The Lightning Seeds

• Friday July 5, Tom Grennan

• Saturday July 13, JLS plus special guest Tinchy Stryder

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