I was one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a ticket to The Band Perry’s sold out show at Prospector’s Grille and Saloon last night in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Can I just say how excited I am that I got to be a part of the audience last night at this concert?! It was such an AMAZING show and The Band Perry nailed it with their performance last night!
Being that it’s close to Christmas, there were red and green lights above the stage to set the scene and I also noticed several of the instruments even had bows on them. So cute and their stage was perfect for the siblings to rock the show. Kimberly, Neil and Reid managed to pack in a killer set list with only one hour of stage time. They opened the show with their hit ‘Better Dig Two’ followed by ‘Chainsaw’ and one of my all-time favorites ‘You Lie’. Kimberly was great with interacting with the audience and I was definitely a fan of the metallic silver jacket she was rocking along with her brother Neil. Kimberly’s vocals were phenomenal throughout the show proving she is a talented performer and vocalist. They sounded even better in person throughout each and every song. The trio also performed one of my favorite love songs (and also one of the first love songs the band had recorded) ‘All Your Life’, which was one of the first songs that made me connect with The Band Perry and start listening to their music.
Aside from rocking their tried and true major label hits, the band also debuted some new music for us in the audience. You may have heard of their latest release, ‘Comeback Kid’, which after hearing them perform last night, have decided to make my anthem for the year 2017. We also got to hear this great uplifting new song, which I think should be their next release, called ‘In It Together’. As the band pointed out, in light of recent events in society, this song had great lyrics remind us all that we are all in it together and what happens to one of us happens to all of us. The sound and feel for this song is very upbeat and definitely a feel-good song to bring people together.
The Band Perry faced some controversy in the country music industry recently due to the change in labels and the usual debate of country vs. pop music. I hope people who love The Band Perry truly understand is this trio is an amazing and diverse group who can perform both country and more ‘pop’ sounding music as well. They had success with ‘If I Die Young’ in both the country and pop radio showing their ability to appeal to more than just the country crowd. Further showing their pop ability, The Band Perry did one of my favorite things and sang a fantastic old and new hits mash-up including Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Sexyback’, Eurythmic’s ‘Sweet Dreams’, and Gnarl’s Barkley’s ‘Crazy’. Kimberly, Neil, and Reid had such an amazing and entertaining performance of this mash-up getting the crowd involved and feeling the energy from the band.
To close out the show, we learned that Kimberly is a huge Freddie Mercury fan and we got to hear The Band Perry’s take on Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ as well as some all around booty shaking from the audience and Kimberly who was shaking her money maker as well. The encore song was the perfectly titled end to their show of their song ‘Done’. And since this was their last performance for 2016, it couldn’t have been a more perfectly chosen song. Overall this show, while only an hour, was packed with the vocal and musical talent of all three members of The Band Perry. Their set list was perfect and I haven’t had this much fun at a concert in awhile! Special thanks to Philly’s Country station 92.5 WXTU who helped to make this all possible and to make this night even more special, the ticket sales are going to charity! What an amazing show to end out 2016!
Don’t forget to check out The Band Perry’s music on iTunes…perfect idea for any last minute Christmas gifts too!
Love and All Things Country
P.S. I did Periscope part of ‘Comeback Kid’ on my twitter @fitfunjen203
Check out The Band Perry’s video of my favorite song ‘You Lie’