Combine the Victorious at the Rio Theatre

We just had a wonderful performance at the Rio Theatre here in Vancouver this past Thursday night. We were invited to perform the release party for Katrin Bowen's comedy "Random Acts of Romance". While it was a little different to be following a movie as an opening act, it turned into a very enjoyable experience! Combine the Victorious performed for the first time since 2007 as a five piece. Another first was Leigh Grant, the original drummer from 90's alt rock band Pure, joined us to complete our sound. With Juice on Guitar, Misty on Bass, Leigh on Drums, me on keys and running Ableton, Isabelle even picked up a little keyboard for one new song:  we never sounded better. The set was succinct and powerful, very dance oriented and quite satisfying. Here are a few photos taken from Chuk Foto's instagram page. More will surface before the weekend's out I'm sure, but I really wanted to share some today, it was such a good night1




We played a lot of new material for this show. The set list was:
Hardly Spoken
Crumbling Hearts
Overtime
Stop Bringing Me Down
Smoke and Choke
Brotherhood
Glasgow

After Combine the Victorious performed Sex With Strangers came up to offer us all more of their new material from their forthcoming sixth release! It was a great sounding, fun night, with a lovely reception for the audience, and quite a funny movie to get everyone's night started! Thanks again to KAtrin Bowen for inviting us to perform, and extra thanks to the excellent people of the Rio Theatre for another good show in our home town! Cheers! Next show is coming up really soon. We're playing Nov 24th as part of VALT (Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week) at the Centre for Digital Media. Our pals Sex With Strangers will also be on that bill as well! See you there.

Mark


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