The Cadillac Three @ The Electric Ballroom, London by Amy Westney
After several tours London is used to the southern country rock sound of The Cadillac Three. This time it saw the trio take to the stage for their largest show in the capital yet! Playing to a sold out crowd at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, I had no doubt they would deliver a flawless performance.
One of my favourite things seeing these guys live is how happy they always are! Smiles all round from each of them from the moment they step out on that stage to the moment the lights come back up and it’s time for everyone to leave. Between they intricate pedal steel twang from Colby, the perfectly timed artistic drumming from Neil and the gravelly, pitch-perfect vocals from Jaren, this band can do no wrong. Every performance they give is full of energy and pure born-with-it talent.
This tour even saw them previewing some new material though it was clear with the audience reaction that hits like ‘White Lightening’, ‘The South’ and ‘Tennessee Mojo’ will never get old. I think I am almost getting in to double digits with the amount of times I have seen these guys play yet I never tire of watching them in their element.
The fact they are only a three piece band also never fails to amaze me. These guys sound like there are at least 5 outstanding musicians on that stage yet they way they interlace with each other creates such a huge sound it’s pretty awesome to be witness to something like that. I hope there will never come a day that I take their sound for granted because they are, in my opinion, one of the most talented bands in this industry. Their writing is also second to none and hearing what they had on offer from their new tracks… I can’t wait to get my hands on the new album when it is released.
With the crowds growing each time the boys fly over it seems to me that it won’t be long before they are selling out arenas. Maybe they will even grace C2C? Last year we had the bro-country theme of the weekend, this year is looking a little more traditional… Next year could play to the strengths of these southern country rock boys?