It was evident throughout the show that Dempsey is genuinely grateful we still turn up in numbers to experience his music, mindful that this gig fell in competition to the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier and a few other gigs around town. But when you get this kind of quality performance, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

The Backstories is a series of shows developed for the Adelaide Festival by Annette Shun Wah and William Yang from CAAP to explore the Asian-Australian experience, in this case featuring Moya Dodd’s story. The performance elegantly presents Dodd’s family history in a way that engages the audience, exploring her passions and relating the tale of her success.