Headpins with Lee Aaron and Toronto at On line casino Rama – Orillia, Ontario – January 28, 2023


Entrance lady Rosa Laricchiuta enjoys the second at On line casino Rama. (PHOTO: Sue Sadzak Hebert)

Canadian traditional rock band Headpins, together with Lee Aaron and Toronto carried out at On line casino Rama just lately. The theme for the night was Entrance Girls of Rock. Though a lot of the acts (except Lee Aaron) should not from the unique lineup, that definitely didn’t take away from the wonderful present carried out that night.

Main off the present was Toronto with frontwoman Michelle Truman. A incredible singer, with numerous power and enthusiasm. Her vocals had been robust and intonation on level. She engaged the viewers with ease and conveyed the traditional rock songs effortlessly. The musicianship from the band was strong, though possibly a contact laid again with the stage efficiency. Drummer Barry Connors had a little bit of a hick-up on the finish along with his gear, however that was rapidly rectified. They carried out a 9-song set listing, together with Get It On Credit score, Even The Rating, Barracade, and naturally the viewers favourite Your Daddy Don’t Know.

The present lineup for Toronto is Michelle Truman (vocals), Jim Gilmour (Keyboards), Steve Shelski (guitar), Barry Connors (drums), Carmela Lengthy (backup vocals), and Tom Lewis (bass).

Subsequent up was the metallic queen Lee Aaron. It’s all the time a deal with to see her carry out! Sure a bit older and wiser, however the ardour she places into her efficiency is actually admirable. Her vocals in all actually have actually held up through the years. I’ve seen traditional acts which can be a bit cringy with the decline of their vocal talents, however Lee has stood as much as the check of time. Her backup band consists of her husband John Cody on drums, bassist Dave Reimer and guitarist Sean Kelly. All incredible musicians in their very own proper. Guitarist Sean Kelly is a really well-known and sought-after guitarist, who shreds by means of the riffs and solos with aptitude and ease. Apart from Lee, he had an amazing stage presence.

Lee spoke about how the tune Metallic Queen got here to fruition. In her offended teenage years, rebelling in opposition to her dad and mom, the tune was created. In fact, this tune made the set listing, together with different favorites like Some Women Do, Hearth and Gasoline alongside together with her self-professed favourite tune 21. This tune was just lately written (inside the final couple of years). It slowed the set all the way down to an acoustic type. The tune was beautiful and heartfelt. Ending their set was the ever-popular Whatcha Do To My Physique. This tune had the group singing loudly.

Final, however definitely, not least Headpins took over the stage. Entrance lady, Rosa Laricchiuta, was incredible! She represented a really related vocal vary to a few of the previous members. Fourth within the roster of singers for the band, she held the bar up excessive.  Her different gig is with the Trans Siberian Orchestra, so when you have by no means heard her sing, her competence will not be even remotely questionable. Her vocals had been robust and stuffed with vary, her management was unmeasurable and the tone was bang on. She engaged with each the viewers and band members with ease and in a enjoyable means. Her demeanor was personable and likable.

At the beginning of their set, the band was plagued with some suggestions, however that was rapidly rectified. The band was like a well-oiled machine, very tight and the person members all carried out very effectively. You would definitely inform every musician inside the band has honed their craft. The general sound was massive and daring, tight, and a real pleasure to witness. This was no basement band, that’s for certain. They carried out an 8-song set listing, together with songs similar to Don’t MatterFolks and Flip it Loud. There was no shock the fan favourite was Dancin.

The present lineup for the Headpins is Rosa Laricchiuta (vocals), Ab Bryant (bass),  Bernie Aubin (drums), Anthony Dellacroce (guitar), and Alfie Galpin (guitar/keyboards)

The night was a enjoyable time, reminiscing about days passed by. Triggering recollections of when occasions had been easier. An important escape with a incredible lineup.

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