Picture yourself in a room, listening to music. You hear this fantabulous song and you can’t put your finger on it; you just know it’s good music. Saturday at Uncle Slayton’s, sounds reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and Tom Petty filled the halls of Uncle Slayton’s as The Trews pugged in and rocked out. Playing to a full house, the Canadian rock band ripped chords that, for a moment sounded like Jimmy Paige was on stage. As The Trews started another song, Tom Petty could be playing right next to Colin.
The band played ‘Hope and Ruin’, the hit title track of their latest album and the crowd went crazy. A special treat for the live show came when Colin sang the last verse an octave higher-a great ending! Guitarist John-Angus and brother of Colin offered supporting vocals along with bass player Jack Syperek, a very close friend of the brothers MacDonald. Drummer Sean Dalton kept the guys on task with clean cymbals and an on time snare. If there was a mistake in the show, they did not let the audience see it. To witness a very good and professional rock n’ roll band is a piece of cake, to witness The Trews is icing on said cake.
The Trews, originally from Nova Scotia are in America in support of Hope and Ruin, their fourth full length offering. The guys have developed a following here in America, with fans driving in from Chicago to see the show here in Louisville. The two remaining shows for The Trews in residency at Uncle Slayton’s are 12/3 and 12/10. The shows are 18+, so come on out and laugh!
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