TOTAL SCORE: 8.2[starreviewmulti id=3 tpl=20]
Who: The Beauties – CAPACOA/ Paquin artist showcase
Where: The Rivoli, Toronto ON
When: January 25th, 2013
Crowd: Half of the industry types filed out before the set to catch some rest for the last day of the annual CAPACOA conference. Â However, the fans weren’t going anywhere and once the band started no one left.Â Â The industry types who stuck around seemed pleasantly surprised by the crowd reaction as people finally started to loosen up, creating a make shift dance floor that lasted until the end of the set.
Style: Rock n Roll meets real Country.
Technicalities: TheÂ Rivloli always sounds good with Lorne Hounsell at the helm.Â Â Â The lights seemed to kick it up a notch as the set progressed.Â Â Â Finally, Derek Downham is undeniably one of the best drummers in Toronto.
Memorable Moment:Â Â This one is obvious as the band invited fellow Canuck legendÂ Barney Bentall of “Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts” to play his well known classic “Come Back To Me”.Â Â Â “Did we just see Barney Bentall and Fred Penner on the same stage tonight?” announced Downham to the crowd followed by scattered applause.
Memorable Song: Definitely “Play with Fire”, The Beauties did this early Stones cover fine justice with Downham leading on vocals.
Image/Sex Appeal: Very down to earth Toronto boys with an alt-Country look and an Urban feel.
Comments:Â The Beauties and it’s members have been a staple on the Toronto music scene for years.Â You can catch them almost every Sunday at The Dakota Tavern.
Review and Photos By: Darrell J Shelley