Chet Faker was in a celebratory mood Wednesday night at Club Nokia in downtown LA.
Exactly one year ago to the day, the Aussie electro-funk artist released his debut full-length Built on Glass, which led to his meteoric rise and subsequent sold out shows across the world.
The second of two shows at Club Nokia, Faker gave fans more than the brief taste they got at Coachella as he played more than an hour to a packed house.
Fans in the balcony were out of their seats as he went through his hits, from “Drop the Game” to “Gold,” with a few covers mixed in between.
Chet Faker did an astonishing cover of Van Morrison’s “Moondance,” and it had a distinctly Chet Faker feel to it. A few songs later came his version of “No Diggity,” which is how a lot of people first discovered the Aussie.
Alternating between the turntables and singing, Faker donned the same style beanie that he rocked in the hot desert this past weekend (only this one was black instead of white). About halfway through the set he ditched it, much to the delight of the young LA hotties, who screamed at every break in the music.
Chet Faker was one of many at Coachella who got billed with most people knowing only one or two songs. If his Club Nokia crowd is any indication, he could be the artist of that type that enjoys the most staying power.
Words: Mark E. Ortega
Photography courtesy of Goldenvoice