That was not the case though for opening bands Sir Sly and Colony House. The two young, but talented, bands took the stage before Kongos on their North American Tour, and really, it felt as though we had three main acts with three distinct sounds.
I knew of Colony House from their single, “Silhouettes,” but really their entire collection of work is great, and their live performance is personable and warm.
Band members Caleb Chapman, Will Chapman and Scott Mills have great on stage chemistry, and they moved on stage with ease.
In return, Sir Sly came on stage with just as much energy, only they channeled it into an edgier sound. The band came on strong and performed a great set list that included “Gold” and “You Haunt Me,” two of the band’s most popular songs.
What stood out in both performances was the band’s collaboration with each other and Kongos. During both sets, band members from the other bands would jump on stage to help out during a song.
It’s great to see bands connect and interact with one another while on tour, and when members “band-hop” it makes it all the more fun for the audience.
Both bands were very attentive to their audience, something a lot of acts tend to neglect. To sum up the night, not one band was superior to the next as both Colony House and Sir Sly killed it on stage with their own style and charisma.
Make sure to check out F & F Presents interview of Sir Sly and Kongos coming soon.