Jeff Martin @ The Grace Emily, September ’08

The Tea Party were an amazing band in their day.

Tonight, many years since they disbanded, Jeff Martin proved he can hold a crowd in the palm of his hand with only an acoustic guitar and a handful of beautifully constructed songs.

A sold out crowd at the Grace witnessed him secure his place in the heart of many Australians as he played songs from his solo record, Exile And The Kingdom, plus new numbers from his outfit with the Armada and also a host of older Tea Party favourites, mixing things up with a nod to fellow Canadians Arcade Fire by adding a couple of verses of their track Rebellion into the mix for good measure.