Last night I left my camera at home for a ladies night out, and what better way to spend it than with hot women and rock and roll? REVOLVER kicked off their Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock tour
with their first stop at Ziggy’s by the Sea in Wilmington, North Carolina. Sick Puppies, headlining
the tour, put on quite the show. This group easily became one of my top bands you MUST see live.
First off, Emma is an absolutely remarkable bassist. Her skill and passion with the instrument is mind-blowing. She doesn’t simply play, she completely manipulates the bass in such a natural
way, it is as if it’s part of her. She has a relationship with it. Her technique is far beyond the average and her performance is pure heart and soul.
Kicking off with ‘Die to Save You’, they played several other favorites. The entire concert hall was echoing with the voices of enthusiastic fans singing every word back to them, fists in the air. Headbanging to the setlist, you couldn’t help but notice the pounding coming from the drums.
Mark, though the quietest member onstage, was throwing out killer beats and making plenty of noise with his innate ability and instrument.
Shimon’s energetic stage presence added extra electricity to an already pumped crowd, making it a non stop party from start to end. He had the crew screaming and jumping, one of my favorite
parts of the show, even adding a community feel by instructing us to grab hold of each other’s shoulders for support while bouncing. His vocal range was just as impressive on stage as it is on the recording and the harmonies between him and Emma were flawless.
The whole floor was raging, everyone having the time of their lives. Sick Puppies, singing and playing with such dedication to their music and appreciation to those who support them, truly set the example for any young group trying to make it somewhere in the industry. They illustrate boldly and entirely that you have to believe in yourself, never forget where you come from and always remember those who have supported you. They are truly an admirable band and hands down one of the best live groups I have seen so far.
Written by: Shannon Rae