Review & Photography By: Matthew Bamber
Stunning sounds from the UK touched down in Toronto on March 3rd for a performance by Scottish-based band Honeyblood. The show was held at The Silver Dollar Room which created a great environment for the band’s sound to resonate with all attendees of the show. The venue offers a booth/dancefloor/stage setup that accommodates for many people to choose how they wish to experience the concert.
UK band 2:54 was the opener for Honeyblood and rocked the house with a full band set-up.
Normally Honeyblood is made up of Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale on vocals/guitar and Cat Myers on drums. However, at this show it was a solo performance by Stina with just her breathtaking vocals and guitar.
Ordinarily as a duo, Honeyblood still packs a punch in terms of the depth that resonates from their music. Stina creates very strong vocals and guitar melodies that make enough of a statement. Cat Myers then tailors the sound of her drums accordingly to produce well put together tracks.
Even though it was Stina flying solo, she still had the crowd captivated by her simplistic set-up. With it being her first time in Canada, she was very confident as she took the stage. No complaints were heard though, as it almost gave her more room to put everything into the songs, without the crowd being distracted by Myers’ drums. It was a soft hearted performance, but the way that Stina delivered her vocals allowed the lyric meanings to crescendo through the crowd. She presented her lyrics uniquely as she sped up certain sentences within songs to sound almost like conversation, only to flow back into the melody pattern of the song.
Honeyblood is currently on tour across Canada and the U.S, with Cat Myers returning to the performances for the remaining dates. Check out their music at this link http://honeyblood.co.uk/ and keep an eye out for their return to Toronto.