This excerpt taken from amateur footage shows Archie Roach sharing a story with his audience at a live show at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on 28 November 2007.
Increasingly people film concerts on mobile devices and post them online and we've come to expect the varying quality of these recordings. Which makes this amateur footage something of a surprise. Both the vision and sound is remarkably good and does well in capturing Archie as the raconteur that he is.
From the appreciative laughter and hushed tones of the audience it's obvious that people come to hear Archie speak just as much as to hear him sing. It's a great example of both Archie's sense of humour and his big heart - the story about seeing photos of his grandmother and great grandmother is very touching and a special thing to share with the audience.