April 18th I had an amazing night with talented musicians…what a concept right? Guys that will have your head bopping for days with soulful pop bluesy dance tracks with a pinch of smile! I couldn’t have had more of a great night attending the Andy Grammer headline show featuring Parachute whom I was privileged enough to get to sit down with 2/5ths of the band. Nate and Alex sat down with me backstage for an interview that you can see right here later this week!
The night kicked off with Andrew Ripp! New artist I had not yet heard of, but he was fantastic! Vocals so powerful he could sing directly to the audience no mic needed. As sweet as a treat his set was, the reason for attending this event was to witness Parachute in the flesh! Stand out live track was “White Dress” for sure. I actually think it sounds even better live than the record which is always pleasant.
Parachute had us on our feet from start to finish. Rhythmic soul feel to a funky fresh pop set would be the best way to explain their live show.
Highlight: The guys did a cover of the oldies tune “Give Me Some Lovin” followed by “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” which called for the crowd to chant “Hey Hey Hey”.
The fan base of the band along with Andy Grammer had a one word description “diverse”. I’m pretty sure I caught more than one person doing the dougie with a two-step. Would I go see them live again? You betcha!
Side note for Grammer fans…Yes! He kicked off with “Keep Your Head Up”. He did a few new songs’ that will be on his new album. One called “Crazy Beautiful” and another called “Kamakazie” which is still in my head! Lyrics included “Imma Imma Ka Imma Kamakazie”. Dare I call it a pop dance track with some piano rifts? It had a smooth breakdown with a stand out line “I will go down in a blaze of love”. In my opinion it was definitely single worthy.
All and all it was a great night! Thank you to Parachute for letting True Exclusives hang!
Interested in seeing Parachute live? The next time you can catch them in your area along side Andy Grammer is…
05/02 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, PA
05/03 Madison Theater Covington, KY
05/16 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
05/17 The Fonda Los Angeles, CA
We will keep you updated on more dates right here on True Exclusives, but for more information on Parachute you can visit www.weareparachute.com, Follow them @Parachute, and check out their acoustic version of their latest single “Heart’s Go Crazy” below:
Don’t forget to come back later this week to check out my interview with Parachute!