After their tour around Europe, The Heavy crossed the pond from their native lands of England and came back to California to put our aching blues-soul addictions at ease since their last appearance at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Now, they are here in what they said was their "Favorite city to play in" of course…Los Angeles. With the bands unbelievably casual and humble attitudes they took the reins to start the evening in the best way possible, with their music!
As The Heavy walk onto the stage and prepare to unleash their crowd pleasing hits like Short Change Hero, Sixteen, What Makes A Good Man, Big Bad Wolf and none other than How You Like Me Now? it took only a matter of minutes before they had their loyal fans singing along to these hits as the intoxicating aroma of whiskey filled the jam-packed Fonda. Of course, the smell coming from the spilled drinks the audience dropped once they caught sight of the band, but who wouldn’t blame them, right?
The English heartthrobs began their set at The Fonda Theatre after playing an exclusive acoustic concert for 10 lucky aficionados at Amoeba. Although their break before playing the Fonda wasn’t long at all, this show was one for the books. And if you missed it because you couldn’t call off work, well you might be lucky enough to see them! That is of course if you don’t mind traveling throughout the U.S. or possibly even England.
The bands excitement was felt down to the very last near passed-out person that night. Lead singer Kevin Swaby’s vocals were as great live or even better then hearing them through your earphones. What many really enjoyed, as many Angelinos joined together for this epic night, was the genuine experience everyone felt as they heard the choirs voices backing Dan Taylor’s guitar to the blasting saxophones and Chris Ellul’s beating drums.
By all means this was a performance you should have witnessed after the bands high rise to recognition for providing exceptional music is being constantly recognized and used in various films, TV shows and that one KIA commercial everyone subconsciously sings along too. There is no doubt about it that The Heavy know how to get the party started and as all good things must come to an end, they also know how to close in the utmost remarkable way, leaving you feeling heavily grateful for having been there!
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