Photos: Tiffany Shum
By: Kat Harlton
This past Wednesday Toronto was hit with a massive snowstorm, coincidentally making it the perfect night for The Reklaws‘ “Winter’s A Beach” tour to roll into The Mod Club.
Opening the night was Toronto’s own country trio East Adelaide. This was my first chance catching them live, and they didn’t disappoint. A highlight moment was watching the audience sing along to their single “You Don’t Get To Love Me“.
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There was a noticeable vibe in the room for Jade Eagleson who had a big 2018. Obvious highlights were “Got Your Name On It” and “Count The Ways” but he also did a really fun cover of Shania Twain‘s “Any Man Of Mine“, which I loved.
Before I get into The Reklaws performance, I actually want to give props to their stage/tech setup. They had pre-recorded video playing between all the sets, that featured a captain looking dude (I’m sure he had a name, but I don’t know what it is). Think a mix between Captain Obvious from Hotels.com and the Captain Morgan character. Anyway, they had him on screen helping the audience count down to stage time, and doing a karaoke style sing along. It was actually a lot of fun to watch, kept the audience entertained, and in all my years of going to shows, I’ve never seen anything like it. Definitely something more artists should look into.
I can honestly say with all of my experience, that The Reklaws put on one of the best shows I’ve been too. They were high energy from the moment they hit the stage, and it didn’t drop. I don’t know if artists notice this, but for people like me, the level of energy is very noticeable and makes a huge difference to the atmosphere and experience of a show. The Reklaws and the audience just fed off that energy for the rest of the night, and it was awesome. They performed their hits “Long Live The Night“, “Hometown Kids” and “Feels Like That“, but they also did a pretty wicked set of covers that included A Star Is Born‘s “Shallow“, Rihanna‘s “Umbrella“, “Stacey’s Mom” “All These Things That I’ve Done” and many more. It was super fun, and the audience was pretty much just having a massive dance party by this point.
To sum up, it was a super fun night and I forgot about the snowstorm outside so I’d say the “Winter’s A Beach” tour was a hit.
Special thanks to Live Nation for media access.