Opening for The Three Tremors
The Chance Theatre
Poughkeepsie, New York
March 1, 2019
Photos & Review by Frank Piercy
My third time at the Chance in as many weeks, You have to love it when you don’t need a GPS to get some place anymore. It’s a Friday night and I am once again off to a Rock Show!
Tonite’s band Du Jour, is The Three Tremors, but more about them a bit later. Read The Three Tremors review here. Starting the night were a couple bands that started off the festivities that night before The Tremors performance.
The first band on the bill is band from this neck of the woods, a three piece outfit called Wading Nine. On guitar and vocals is Eric Sagarin, with Ryan Delmolino on drums and a masked Mike Miller on bass. Definitely a bunch of guys with drive and a unique sound, with influences ranging from Alice In Chains, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Nine Inch Nails to Asking Alexandria and Disturbed. A solid set with their own light set up. These guys are hungry.
Next up was Dyspell, a bit more of a heavy metal band, featuring a dual axe attack, Mario Consolo is your guitar slinging vocalist with Brandon Hawkes hiding in the dark corners of The Chances stage on lead guitar, rounding out the group is Steve DiNardo on bass and Tye Keesler pounding it out on the drums. Drawing their influences from across the board, from the legends of Dio and Iron Maiden to DragonForce and Testament even Yngwie Malmsteen, they brought a classic heavy metal sound to the stage.
Last Pharaoh is a progressive metal band out of the Hudson Valley region, consisting of vocalist Tommy Santangelo, guitarist Ron Toth, bassist Michael James and drummer Ed Shelinsky. Despite some small issues with the sound, these guys brought their A Game to The Chance. Drawing inspiration from bands such as Savatage, Saxon, King Diamond and even Impelliteri (wow Impelliteri) their set was great. It is easy to hear why these guys have a good sized Facebook following.
All three bands are local bands to the NY area; all three bands sounded fantastic and each with their own distinct sounds. Get out and see these bands if you see them coming to your area. In addition to supporting the National Acts, be sure to support your local music scene as well.