The phenomenon of rock singers/bands performing in an acoustic manner was termed unplugged, thus giving birth to one of MTV's most followed programs.
Then there came such rock stars who cover pop or ballads and make their own version acoustic rock style. My favorite on such is Soundgarden's Chris Cornell.
In these performances we see the versatility that in spite of the often loud and intense performance there's a soothing voice and melody coming from our rock heroes. It is when the beasts lay their backs.
|A laid back Kevin Roy during his GAP set at IMusix Place|
I must say, they are kind of laid back during these performances, but I must also say that the comfort is in screaming out loud and intensifying the mood no matter how calm and mellow people might assume acoustica must be.
That defines acoustic rock from the usual acoustic performances.
One local duo exceeds my expectation on such performances. And every single time I watch them, the experience just gets better.
They are GAP, short for Guilty Acoustic Pleasures. Kevin Roy of Pinoy rock and roll band RAZORBACK teams up with virtuoso guitarist Kess Cheng to give us a one of a kind acoustic performance.
Among their covers my favorites are Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Bill Withers' Ain't No Sunshine.
Another very special thing about their performance is the way they connect with the audience. Kevin Roy's charisma and powerful voice enthralls audiences, that after a set or two, everyone seems to want more.
Catch them this Friday, June 27 2014 at IMusix Place. See you all!
|promotional poster for IMusix Place show|