|The Heavy @ Webster Hall 06/12/2013|
Before the show started, fans were buzzing with excitement over the UK band. The Heavy brought together a diverse crowd of older generation rockers who looked like they were around for Beatlemania, moms who looked like they were there by themselves, a guy dressed like the Blues Brothers (sunglasses and all), teenagers, and men in business suits. All of these people, despite the plain age differences, were brought together this one night for their love of the Heavy. Many were singing songs from the Heavy’s catalog while waiting for them to come on stage and the magic that occurred when those same songs were being sung by their creators was truly something to experience in person.
The famed “How You Like Me Now” was introduced to ear-piercing cheers from the audience. It had everyone jumping and dancing, waving their arms along with Swaby, and those in the front row who were close enough to bump fists with the lead singer. The Heavy surged through their set with a paramount sense of urgency. There was never to be a dull moment from the second they stepped on stage and there wasn’t. Their musicianship and cohesiveness as a band was on point throughout their entire set. It seemed like the Heavy had everlasting amounts of energy in them from start to finish. Whatever they’re drinking, let’s hope they never stop.
The Heavy is Chris Ellul, Spencer Page, Kelvin Swaby, Daniel Taylor.