The Pearson Lakes Art Center welcomed the New Frontier Touring Showcase to its Lauritsen Performing Arts Theatre stage last Wednesday night.
Opening the show was Quiet Life. The publicity photo showed five members of the group. However only three performed at PLAC. Frankly, three was enough as I had to wear ear plugs throughout their performance. They had the instruments so loud it was hard to hear their vocals. They were anything but quiet.
Sean, Ryan and Thor were accomplished musicians who incorporated their folksy style well.
Dressed like they were ready to attend a baseball game, they appeared to enjoy performing and displaying their musical skills but in a low-key manner. The guitars, drums and harmonica blended well; as did their vocals. The drummer did a nice job of mixing the sounds his drum kit could produce.
After the intermission, Nicholas David took over the stage. He was accompanied by drummer Mike and guitarist Greg T. Hall.
I very much enjoyed Hall's rendition of a cute song called "Cool."
David has a wonderful voice, as I am sure most people knew from his appearances on "The Voice." He plays the keyboards well and commanded the audience's attention like the pro he is.
I really liked his touching rendition of "You Are So Beautiful" done in memory of Miss Eileen. Instead of keyboards, he played the guitar on that number.
The trio of musicians harmonized well on vocal numbers and appeared to be pleasing the people in the seats very much.
Wonder who the New Frontier Touring Showcase will bring on its next tour? I admit I was very disappointed that Roscoe Bandana wasn't here as was previously scheduled. Maybe next time. Nicholas David was a very talented substitution in that lineup.