On first were our good friends The Boston Shakers and, despite not being able to fit on the stage, they treated the crowd to a slick and swaggering set of their signature mixture of Rap and Rock. They combine a heavy shred of guitar riffing with the direct and incisive rapping of frontman Alex and certainly got the crowd onside, especially for the rip-roaring ‘Best Things.’ Gaining more than a few fans I’m sure.
Up next were Anavae, a band who I hadn’t heard of before their set but wow did they impress. Their setlist consisted of a moody brand of rock that was contrasted amazingly with the powerful voice of front woman Rebecca. It was a stunning set, especially the new track ‘Afraid’ and the captivating three man drum solo they finished with. I will definitely be keeping track of this trio.
Finally, the LaFontaines took to the stage gloriously to Gala’s ‘Freed from Desire’ and it was clear from the get go that they were who the crowd had come for, mass hysterics and a bombardment of limbs came as soon as the first chord was struck. They played a stellar set, a special mention going to ‘Under the Storm’ and the final track ‘All In’ two tracks filled with groove and attitude, reminding me of a heavier Twenty-One Pilots.
Overall a top night of music from a set of bands I highly recommend giving a listen if you haven’t already.