Elijah Woods and Jamie Fine kick off the night with a high energy show with the support from their hometown. The dynamic duo had a powerful show featuring a strong cover of Kanye West’s Gold Digger and songs off their latest EP titled 8:47.
The duo’s ability to engage with the crowd and involve them in every song was a hit. They fired up the crowd right for the performance of their hit single Ain’t Easy, which was launched from the show The Launch. Woods and Fine are definitely going places and making Ottawa proud!
Next up was headliners Marianas Trench on their Suspending Gravity tour. Only 15 days after the release of their newest album Phantoms, the dedicated audience did not fail to know all the words.
The theme of this tour is a masquerade, which was reflected upon their glittery costumes and album genre.
The band opened the show with the first track off their latest album, followed by hit tracks Only the Lonely Survive and Echoes of You. They incorporated a perfect balance of new songs to show off their newest album like I Knew You When, a couple popular songs like Pop 101 and the classic oldies like All to Myself to satisfy every kind of fan in the audience.
Lead singer Josh Ramsay was quick to involve himself directly with the audience by jumping off stage to sing two songs while travelling around the audience, making sure to include every section. Every member of the band including Matt Webb on guitar, Mike Ayley on bass and Ian Casselman on drums made sure to engage and interact with the audience as much as possible while shredding their instruments in each intricate song.
Marianas Trench is known for their unique style of music. Their ability to create such intricate songs with a new original theme for every album and live show is something truly special. As the show comes to an end, Ramsay sings a solo version of One Love followed by the return of the band to sing the last mind blowing song The Killing Kind off their newest album. Marianas Trench is definitely a spectacular show you won’t want to miss!