It may have started out as a normal Tuesday (Jan 8) evening for some. But, by the end of the two encores and a full 2-hour concert, our hearts were full for we had rocked out to some of the best classic rock sounds out there!
The first gig of 2019 was nothing short of awesome!
Held at The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators brought forth ripples of emotions and undercurrents of colours and tones that coursed through the veins as much as it enveloped our hearts with euphoria.
From “The Call Of The Wild” to “Anastasia”, it was just phenomenal to see this band on stage.
The thrilling riffs, brilliant rhythm, and vocal prowess compiled in a moment after moment of epic showmanship and energy were just mind-blowing.
For instance, I was particularly riveted with Myles Kennedy’s vocal range. The high notes in “Starlight” were just… Wow!
Of the riffs and guitar solos, the masterful playing by Slash, Todd Kerns and Frank Sidoris left me wanting more. My favourite was the set of riffs during ‘Anastasia’. Slash’s filigree was just so good.
Of the drumming, the rhythmic percussion by Brent Fitz especially during “My Antidote” struck me like jolts of electricity.
Perhaps the most interesting visual aesthetic that caught my eye that night was how Sidoris looked like the poster boy for a great hair commercial. There were moments where his hair flew back, the wind from the stage fan catching it at the right time and all I could think of was – “Oh wow! That’s a good shot right there!”
Visual aesthetics aside, indeed what was exceptionally astounding about the entire gig was the level of energy that the band had. It was two hours of non-stop sounds and classics from not just their recent album “Living The Dream” but also their previous two albums “Apocalyptic Love” and “World On Fire”. In addition, we were also treated to favourite hits from Guns N’ Roses and Slash, as well as Velvet Revolver’s “Fall To Pieces”.
In fact, the setlist even included the first live performance of ‘Read Between The Lines’ from their Living The Dream album – a head-banging and rhythmic piece with dark tones and colours. It was such a treat…
It was no wonder that the audiences were hyped and singing out to many if not all of their songs!
Fans of all ages were there, though many were in their twenties to forties. I even spotted a young kid, perhaps no older than 12, with his dad.
The saying “Parenting done right” comes to mind. After all, good music knows no limits.
“Singapore. Would you please make some noise for the one, the only… Slash!” said Kennedy during the encores and the crowd went wild.
“I wanna hear you scream…” shouted Kennedy again during “Anastasia”, bringing the euphoria levels up by several notches.
It was wild. It was mad. And it was epic.
There was a mesmerising nostalgia to the sounds that night that were epic! Unforgettable even!
Like Starlight in our eyes…
The Call Of The Wild certainly brought the house (and everyone in it) down that night! Me included!
- The Call Of The Wild
- Standing In The Sun
- Back From Cali (Slash cover)
- My Antidote
- Serve You Right
- Read Between The Lines
- Fall To Pieces (Velvet Revolver cover)
- We’re All Gonna Die (Slash cover)
- Doctor Alibi (Slash cover)
- Too Far Gone
- Mind Your Manners
- Driving Rain
- Wicked Stone
- Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses cover)
- The Great Pretender
- By The Sword (Slash cover)
- Starlight (Slash cover)
- You’re a Lie
- World On Fire
- Shadow Life