Going to live shows may be one of my most favorite things to do in my free time. Getting to see the entire package of what you love to listen to always leaves me with a great feeling and being able to catch The Joy Formidable the other night here in Philadelphia was truly fantastic.
This Welsh trio has been steadily gaining a secure and loyal fan base since they came onto the scene over 4 years ago. I remember seeing them a couple of years ago, only knowing a handful of their songs, at a local venue that could only hold a couple hundred max. Last night, I was able to see the group pack out a much bigger location with a much larger and more diverse audience. It was something really special.
I’ve said this is in the past but, Ritzy Bryan is one bad ass female and is definitely one of the main reasons why I’m so allured. From smashing on the life-size gong, to thrashing out chords and ripping out her own guitar strings, this woman knows how to keep the crowd’s attention. If I can leave you all with one word of advice it’s to never pass on seeing these guys live if they’re ever in your neck of the woods.
Revisit one of my most favorite and solid overseas acts and stay tuned, they’re coming out with new music soon.
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