Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sixpence None The Richer - Live at Revelation Generation (Aug. 30, 2008)

In 1999, Sixpence None The Richer was one of the biggest bands around. Their song “Kiss Me” catapulted them into the spotlight as the song made its way to the top of the charts along with appearing in the film She’s All That. That was all they needed to become household names among music fans everywhere. Even until now, you can still hear that famous guitar intro to Kiss Me leading up to Leigh Nash’s unique vocals that open the song. You don’t hear much of them these days, especially since they parted ways a few years ago. Well if you haven’t heard, they’re back together. After Leigh tried going the solo route with her album Blue on Blue, Sixpence is together again and touring as we speak. This past weekend they made their way to NJ. Curious at what the band was up to these days, I decided to check them out since I haven’t heard from them in a while. The venue they played was called Revelation Generation, which is a Christian music festival. What’s ironic is that “Rev Gen” is specifically a “Christian” event, and I know the members of Sixpence have mentioned while they are Christians, they’ve been against labeling themselves a “Christian band” and being lumped into the Christian music industry. So it was kind of funny walking to the stage to get ready for the show and passing tons of Christian merchandise, otherwise known as “Jesus Junk”. Well when the time came for the band to finally come on stage, the audience welcomed them with a huge applause. They went through a set that included some songs off their latest album, some from Leigh’s solo album, and obviously fan favorites such as There She Goes and Kiss Me. They really gave the fans their money’s worth as they sounded just as good live, if not better, than how they do on the radio. After hearing Leigh’s vocals soar through the crowd in each song, I say she still remains as one of the best female vocalists out there. I have never been a huge fan of the band, but after hearing them perform live, I came out with a better appreciation of their sound and am looking forward to their future projects.

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