Saturday, November 10th, 2012
The show on November 10th at Nuemo’s was a night of pure Rock-N-Roll. The line up was James Redfern; Tommy Simmons; Ben Union and Eclectic Approach. This was one of the most incredible shows I had ever seen. The bands were phenomenal, and the energy in the building was electrifying. There wasn’t enough room to move throughout the sea of people in the crowd.
James Redfern also known as “Big James” was amazing. James has an amazing voice, and his band has a vast array of instruments, including a keyboard and saxophone, which gives this band a very unique and remarkable sound. The saxophone solos were mind- blowing. They defiantly knew how to put on an exceptional show.
Tommy Simmons sounds like a mix between John Mayer and Dave Matthews band. His vocals were staggering. He was infectious — like many other people I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage. His words are filled with passion — you could tell that he loved what he was doing.
Ben Union filled the house. As soon as they got on stage the crowd went wild. Just when I thought that the show couldn’t get any better Ben did his famous dive off the second story balcony into the crowd. The crowd caught him and then heaved him up — moving him over their heads back up to the stage. It demonstrated these boys know how to put on a mind-blowing show. After their performance people were buzzing about Ben Union saying, “Wow, they put on a real rock-n-roll show.”
Eclectic Approach was the last band to perform, and even though it was nearing 2:00 am they had the crowd mesmerized — dancing and singing to every word of their songs. They kept their intensity going throughout the entire performance. This was a night to remember, and I hope that any one who hasn’t seen these bands play live gets that opportunity because it was unbelievable.