Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

April 9, 2014

Troubadour- Los Angeles, CA


            The Sydney, Australian, up and coming Indie artists, Boy & Bear have been taking over the nation with their melodic harmonies, head-bobbing rhythms and folk-rock grooves. Boy & Bear brought their UK/CAN and US tour to an end to a sold out Los Angeles, CA crowd on April 9, 2014 at the legendary Troubadour. Having 90% of their UK/Canada and US tour being SOLD OUT,  it was a given that their show would be something fans could not miss out on and probably their only chance to see the band, at such an intimate, small venue.

          Boy & Bear (4)  At around 10, to a packed venue, the lights finally dimmed and the chatter  ceased; intro music played for a couple minutes and the fans’ bodies started swaying. One by one the members of Boy & Bear walked on stage, moving along with their intro track. They took their rightful spots on stage and went right into their 16 song set with Three Headed Woman.          

            The energy throughout the show remained rather constant, no one going too crazy, but everyone just swaying and singing along to the calming tunes. There were hardly any breaks in the set, but several songs in, singer, Dave Hosking, stopped after the cheers and spoke with the audience.

“This is the last peak of the tour and it’s an absolute pleasure to end it in Los Angeles at such an iconic venue. So thank you so much for hanging out with us.”

            With cheers filling the room, the band went right back into the groove of things. The band continued to please the crowd, mixing up the set with songs from their two albums, playing 7 songs from their first album, Moonfire and 9 songs from their most recent album, Harlequin Dream. Songs of the night included, Feeding Line; Southern Sun; A Moments Grace; Harlequin Dream; Old Town Blues and more.

            Boy & Bear are going to embark on their Australian tour on April 13 and will conclude on May 31, 2014. If you are in Australia and are in the mood for some good ol’ Indie, folk-rock with a bunch of great guys, be sure to buy your tickets while you still have a chance!

Review by: Nicole Lemberg