Aaaahhh yes! What a performance Vancouver was treated to last night as Vermont rockers “Grace Potter & The Nocturnals” returned to BC to play what was their first sell out gig outside of the United States.
Michelle and I, along with a good few hundred other fans were enthralled by an energetic and dead-set-sexy musical display put on by the beautiful Grace Potter and her quartet of backing band members, as they made their way through a fantastic playlist that drew on their catalogue of albums (including their current self-titled offering) and included a number of covers of acts such as “Heart” and “Jefferson Airplane”.
Including a good mixture of acoustic and electric numbers and concluding with the crowd favourite “Paris (Ooh La La)”, the night’s setlist looked something like this:
A Vimeo fan (Skot Nelson) edited together this great video from a selection of songs from last night’s performance:
As is usually the case, fan shot videos (usually using iPhones etc) are never great quality, especially in the audio department, so to compensate on this occasion (although the video above is fantastic) I want to share with you a clip of Grace and the band performing the track “Medicine” on Leno about a week ago.
A couple of things I want you to take away from this good quality clip that should give you a better understanding of what we witnessed last night:
- Just how sizzlingly sexy Grace is as she works a good portion of the stage.
- How much of a “cool cat” the drummer, Matt Burr, is and
- How good the sound is that this 5-piece band put out. Awesome.
And if that’s not enough, since I’m on a bit of a roll, here’s a video of the track “Medicine” which Grace Potter & The Nocturnals churned out for Shore104FM last Summer.
I have no idea if we’ll ever see these guys down in Australia in the future, so I’m beyond stoked that I was able to catch their performance, my second time seeing them in concert, last night. To close off, here’s some pics that I captured of the performance.