If you haven’t yet listened to the band Lydia, I suggest you start today. I’ll admit I was a bit late to the game, only listening to them for the first time a few weeks back after I saw them announce their tour with Moose Blood, but after I heard ‘Hospital’ from their 2008 Album Illuminate I was immediately hooked.
Lydia, which is usually a 3-piece band (Leighton Antelman – lead vocals, Matt Keller – keyboard, and Justin Camacho – guitar) decided to branch out this tour bringing along some extra elements (Shawn Strader – bass guitar and Evan Chapman – drums) which really helped bring the studio sound to the stage. Exemplifying their indie style and producing a live sound that matched their album unlike any other band I’ve seen before.
With this being Moose Blood‘s tour I’d find it rude not to comment on the amazing job they did as well under their circumstances, with lead vocalist, Eddy Brewerton, announcing after their third song that he currently has a bad case of laryngitis. Despite this, what many would consider a ‘tour canceling’ issue, Eddy only sees as a small bump in the road, singing the majority of the songs and then turning the microphone to the crowd for help when a quick breather is needed. The rest of Moose Blood is comprised of Mark E. Osbourne – lead guitar, Kyle Todd – bass and the newest member who joined in 2017, Lee Munday – drums.
With this only being the 8th show of tour many of you have the opportunity to catch a show, and I highly suggest you do. You can find a list of the remaining shows as well as purchase tickets at http://www.lydiaband.com/
Also, be sure to check out the photos from the evening as well as her pick on the song that got Kaelin hooked on Lydia in the first place below.
Photos and review by Kaelin Darcy.