X Ambassadors – Casino NB – 11/18/16

Posted: 19th November 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Up tonight at Casino NB was a band I didn’t know much about going in, really only having heard a single song, but by the look of the parking lot and the very full Molson Canadian Centre I was alone in that unfamiliarity. A decidedly younger crowd was in attendance this evening, lots of youngsters accompanied by their Moms, teens, and ranging into the much older. I wasn’t sure what exactly I was in for.

X Ambassadors is an rock band from New York that consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin. Their most familiar tunes include songs like “Jungle”, “Renegades”, and arguably their biggest single “Unsteady” off of the band’s debut album, VHS, released in June of 2015.

X Ambassadors - Casino NB - 11/18/16 ~ Refrain Photography

X Ambassadors – Casino NB – 11/18/16 ~ Refrain Photography

Sam Harris doesn’t sit still, pretty much ever, throughout the entire performance. Rotating through just holding a mic, to a bass, to a guitar and even chiming in on the saxophone. He was interactive, which you all know I love, talked with the crowd, told stories, led the crowd in interactive sing-a-longs. He thoroughly looks like he’s enjoying every minute and passes that on to the crowd.

The keys were definitely a thing that stood out for me as well, manned by the very talented Casey Harris. A couple of solos created on songs which created phenomenal introductions to songs like Unsteady. There was a “bounce” to the show that Harris kept going throughout the night accompanied by drummer Adam Levin, you just couldn’t help but nod your head to their music.

Strong vocals, crowd interactivity, powerful musicianship, needless to say I was pleasantly surprised with the X Ambassadors and their live show. They entertain you from beginning to end and leave you wanting more, what more can you ask for?

X Ambassadors - Casino NB - 11/18/16 ~ Refrain Photography

X Ambassadors – Casino NB – 11/18/16 ~ Refrain Photography

 

Another night of great music and entertainment at the Molson Canadian Centre, I’d definitely recommend tuning in to this band and getting out to see their live performance. Thanks to Casino NB, X Ambassadors and PPRL.