Performing some unique takes on well-known songs, local musician Isaac Scholz certainly made his presence known to a lively audience at the Family Hotel.

Supported by James Vanderhel (Tempermore) on drums, Isaac utilised his powerful voice to deliver a range of covers from the genres of rock, country and blues.

Isaac and James shared some outstanding musical chemistry, and the pair’s ability to improvise their way through certain songs demonstrated their natural gifts for music. In turn, it added a distinctly original edge to their set.

It was a pleasing change to heart some live drums added to an acoustic set, as it provided a more cohesive rhythm section to the performance, and gave some of the songs the driving touch they needed to enhance their sound.

Isaac’s voice was comparable to artists such as Keith Urban, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Barnes, and these comparisons serve as a testament to his ability to fill an entire venue with his engaging, dynamic vocals.

Well known in Dubbo’s music scene, Isaac is starting to make an impact in Bathurst, and with performances like these, he surely will strike a chord with audiences who love “ballsy-sounding” acoustic music.

SAM’S PICKS
– Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
– Somebody Like You (Keith Urban)
– Flame Trees (Cold Chisel)
– Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
– Boys of Summer (Don Henley)