To be honest, I went in blind with this group, or so I thought. However, that was not the case with everyone else in the crowd, so when several people asked if I knew who they were and my reply was no, I recieved quite the earful.
Independent band Like A Storm from New Zealand is currently on tour with Saving Abel and
was there to open Friday night. 'With a song in the U.S. Rock Top 40, you would think I would know who they were, but as I stood in the audience I was clueless. I found myself pleasantly surprised as soon as they started to play. They were amazing, an absolutely phenomenal group; having a fluent dynamic on stage, along with an energetic presence to set the tone. Full of life and passion for music, they put on a praise worthy performance.
Brothers Matt, Chris and Kent Brooks quite obviously have an amazing musical chemistry, along with drummer Jesse Shelley bringing it from the kit, the electricity surging through them on stage was evident. Blasting out songs with upbeat rhythms and edgy, dark guitar riffs, combined with
their three vocal styles, gave them a texture of sounds and melodies that anyone could get into.
Adding to their unique tone, lead vocalist Chris also plays the didgeridoo which gives them an
interesting quality not easily forgotten.
I enjoyed their entire set list, bobbing along to the beat, but it wasn’t until the first few riffs of their final song ‘Love the Way You Hate Me’ that I realized I had heard this band several times just within the last few days. The local radio station had been playing them quite often and I had turned it up almost every time.
I may have entered in the dark, but have seen the light and left a huge fan. If you haven’t already check these boys out!! You’re sure to love them instantly.