Those 10 unique tracks, 21st Century Love Songs if you will, are there to reengage us, get us out once more into dark, dimly lit venues, to experience the joy of live music and remind us just what we’d been missing for the last 18 months.
A Sisters show is heavy on the darkness and embraces the mood and vibe of the ominous music that has been a firm favourite of the army of fans they have commanded for the last 4 decades
Whilst Wilson’s stint on ‘The Voice’ will have done his and the band’s publicity machine no harm whatsoever, the proof in the pudding is the strength of the songs and on latest album ‘Duck’, they have the in spades.
No Styx show would be complete with Tommy taking center stage to perform “Renegade” with its lush vocal harmonies and the powerful new ballad “Sound the Alarm,” which was written pre-pandemic and foretells what we all were all going to face in 2020. Todd Sucherman told me in a previous interview that when he first heard the song, “I damn near burst into tears because the lyrics were so in tune with what is happening now.” It was quite an emotional moment to hear Tommy sing it live.
If music is art and art is designed to trigger discussion then they win hands down as myself and my esteemed ‘gig-wife’ Krishan remained enthralled, bemused, intrigued and more throughout their frenetic set. Full marks for impact as I definitely want another go!
‘Sammy Swing Easy’ which has Mick Jagger written all over it and the change in style and approach, as well as Jon shifting his vocal range and delivery around with ease proves that this will be a band to watch out for when they drop a full length album.
Missing the gig experience – TICK Missing the atmosphere – TICK Missing the live show full stop – TICK Want an experience to take you back to an immersive, live feeling ? – HELL YES ! This was the first time I’d heard of Melody VR and the first time I’d tried to immerse myself […]
Encore comes at you with “No Sanctuary”, “Empire” and “Eyes of a Stranger” again if Tate had a little brother it would probably be Todd. But to be real here, I think Queensrÿche has managed to keep pushing forward in times of separation. We see it all the time when bands split, their famous vocalist leaves now what? You could call it quits, but to find a replacement, and start brewing your own ideas and just bring your sound more current is what was needed in the QR camp, I think most fans will agree with this.
It’s hard not to get yourself sucked in into their sound, as classic cuts like “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Lazy Days, Crazy Nights” are presented in the flesh