I love music! Its part of my life.
Some time 2-3 years ago (or maybe longer) I started falling in love with YouTube independent artists. I believe the first person to spark my attention was Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider. I have shared some of their music before. Due to my vacation week and not sure when I would be home, I had to also postpone getting the tickets to their first ever concert and it was along with Alex Goot (another very awesome independent artist) and a bunch of other great groups.
Last Friday, I finally decided that this was really something I wanted to do and there were still tickets left for last night’s show! My best friend came with me. It was great of her to do so even if she wasn’t as into this as me. I love the atmosphere of these standing concerts where we get to really move around and have fun with the artists on stage, scream and cheer them on with everybody else in the audience and just have a whole lot of fun! I’ve been to concerts like these at Metropolis and Cafe Campus but this one was called La Tulipe and it was a pretty good venue! 🙂
Somehow, I missed part of the first group that went on and didn’t even catch their group name but they did a really good job.
The group we went in that had started playing!
After that we had a local band go on called Perfect Sideline!
There are always treasures to be found in these gigs and this group was mine! They totally rocked it and was fantastic! When they were doing the transition, I went right ahead to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Ah..the wonders of having a smart phone, right? Do things before I forget! SCORE!
Next up, we were joined by King The Kid. A group that I started following when they were another name, Wellington, before one of their team members left. I have been a bit slack on that so I wasn’t as up to date with their music.
King The Kid –> Lead Vocalist
However, this group is energetic and they have great band members. Ricky plays the heck out of those drums for one!
Ricky –> is awesome on the drums and great on guitar!
I will strive to catch up with their music now! 🙂
After that, they were followed by Against the Current. I’ve only followed this group when they do collab videos with other independent artists that I follow on YouTube. They are pretty good as well! The lead singer is a very energetic girl and she teams up with 3 other guys to play the guitar, bass and drums (I think?)
Against the Current
Right when we thought the wait could be no more, FINALLY Kurt and Sam enter the stage and they start.
Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider doing acoustic
The crowd goes even more wild than they were before! They hit it off to heat up the whole crowd and everyone is in love with their on stage appeal and charisma. I can tell you right now! I LOVE THESE GUYS!
I supported their Kickstarter project and I’m waiting patiently for my copy of the CD to arrive in the mail. I hope its soon because all those videos they’ve done on the new music is fantastic and I cannot wait to hear it all! Put it in my car and just drive around singing to their awesomeness!
After waiting and waiting and waiting alongside some great music, I was ready for Alex Goot to finally makes his appearance!
Alex Goot accompanied by another awesome artist Luke Conard on guitar!
This tour is in his name and he is the highlight! He did a lot of originals from his album In the Atmosphere (which I own and put in my MP3 to listen to all the time) and he also did some great covers! My favorite is always his rendition of A Thousand Miles originally by Vanessa Carlton. Love it!
Unfortunately, my best friend had to leave halfway through the final act with Alex Goot but I stayed to enjoy the rest of the show and then ran outside afterwards to get pictures with these talented artists 🙂
King the Kid with their camera!
I didn’t get a picture with them mostly because I was intimidated by the constant crowd around them…I would’ve missed all the public transport to get home. Then guess who walks right out of the doors: PERFECT SIDELINE! The guys who is the keyboard and vocals and their drummer! They were so nice!
Perfect Sideline vocals and drummer
After that, Luke Conard had gotten out front also and I went to get a picture with him. This guy is awesome! Its too bad he didn’t get to sing tonight. He has an amazing voice!
Luke Conard Take#1
Luke Conard Take#2
So much fun! He actually took two shots with me. Very awesome!
Right after, Sam Tsui emerges from the bus and I follow everyone and try to get my chance to get a picture with him. Sam is totally cool!
After that, my final artist that I caught was Kurt Schneider! He’s super nice! I love his music and how creative he is! Love him so much! Plus, he doesn’t sing often but he has an awesome voice as well and plays tons of instruments! 🙂 My inspiration, I tell you!
Kurt Hugo Schneider
By that time, I had wanted to wait for Alex Goot to come out but it was already 11pm and I had to walk to the subway stop which was a good 10 minutes or so away and then catch the bus to get back home!
It was an amazing and fun night! I was so hyped up and it was worth almost losing my voice!
Seriously hope that they perform in Montreal again and if they don’t, in close enough cities that I can go away for the weekend (if it lands on the weekend)! Totally worth it 🙂 Check them out on YouTube if you get a chance! They seriously are amazing artists! 🙂
I might post some of the videos from the performances after I string them together and upload it to YouTube 🙂
Have a great weekend!!