On Wednesday night over 400 guests enjoyed a dynamic Nova’s Red Room with OneRepublic at the iconic The Espy in St Kilda. It was a big change for the band who had just three nights prior played to a sell out crowd at the NRL Grand Final in Sydney.
The multi-platinum hit makers performed 10 songs including their biggest hits as well as their two latest singles Wanted and Rescue Me, and engaged with the crowed between songs to provide insight into the stories behind some of their biggest hits.
Hosted by Nova 100 morning announcers Matt Tilley and Troy Ellis, OneRepublic kicked off the night with their hit Stop and Stare, followed by Something I Need, Love Runs Out and Rescue Me. After discussing the hit single he wrote for Beyoncé, Halo, lead vocalist Ryan Tedder impressed the crowd with his vocals on the hit before being joined on stage by talented singer Thandi Phoenix.
The crowd sang along as OneRepublic continued their high energy performance with Sucker, Lose Myself, the multi-platinum smash hit Apologise and concluded the set with Counting Stars.
The Red Room guest list included Neighbours’ stars Sharon Johal, Jemma Donovan, Ben Hall and Zima Anderson. Smoothfm’s More Music Breakfast Show news journalist Jennifer Hansen, who was celebrating her birthday, was joined by husband Alan Fletcher (aka Dr Karl), with guests also including Nova 100 afternoon announcer Mel Tracina, tennis great and Postcards reporter Sam Groth and his wife Britt, The Voice’s 2019 contestant Jazmin Varlet and actress and Big Brother alumna Tahan Lew.
Nova has just announced a new Nova Red Room coming to Melbourne on January 4 – Lewis Capaldi who will play a special Red Room show during his Australian sold out tour.