LIVE: Chet Faker

Chet Faker bared his smooth-crooning electro-soul to the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015, with Marcus Marr opening.

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Chet Faker headlined the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Originally hailing from Australia, the smooth voiced musician has risen to worldwide prominence over the last two years.
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DJ/producer Marcus Marr opened the packed-to-the-gills show.
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Faker, who real name is Nicholas James Murphy, achieved success in his homeland in 2012, when he won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Independent Single/EP at the Australian Independent Records Awards.
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Since then, it's only been onward and upward: His cover of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" was featured in a 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Beck's.
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His debut album, "Built On Glass," debuted at No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts.
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Three singles from that album landed in the top 10 of Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2014 chart, including the No. 1 spot for "Talk Is Cheap."
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Fans have definitely taken a liking to his smooth, soulful voice set to electro textures and poppy melodies.
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The singer/songwriter kicked off the Dec. 29 show with "Bend," followed by "Melt," and "Release Your Problems."
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He plowed through his whole catalog, performing renditions of songs like "Love and Feeling," "I'm Into You," "Cigarettes and Chocolate," "Blush," "1998," "Gold," "Dead Body," and "Cigarettes & Loneliness."
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Faker also performed his Blackstreet "No Diggity" cover, as well as a cover of Jeff Buckley's "I Want Someone Badly." His encore ended the show with "To Me" and "Talk Is Cheap."
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Chet Faker performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Marcus Marr is a DJ/producer known for his work on DFA Records.
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One of his latest singles, "Brown Sauce," earned rave reviews from blogs like Pitchfork.
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Marcus Marr performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Marcus Marr performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Marcus Marr performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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Marcus Marr performs at the Observatory North Park on Dec. 29, 2015.
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