Ryan Ferguson followed The Blackout Party. I have only seen Ryan once before, maybe a year ago? at the House of Blues. That was an acoustic set and I really liked it. This time, he had a full band who, as I understand it, are going to be his permanent band and they sounded good. The acoustic stuff translated fine to full on pop songs. There's something to be said for songs that are familiar and recognizable though I had only heard them once before.
Here they are performing "Suddenly". I love this song, kinda reminds me of an updated "Happy Together". My camera didn't quite pick up the sound mix which was better in the venue, but you get the idea.
Ryan Ferguson has been signed to Better Looking Records, who also represent The Electric Soft Parade and Goldrush.
It was nice to see a ton of people out last night. Greg Laswell and Anya Marina were there, as were Ryan's former No Knife bandmates. Otis from Reeve Oliver was there, Sean from Firethorn, Dag and David from Two Word Name, Peter from Roxy Jones and Troy Johnson and Scott Richison among others. Needless to say, I probably had a little too much fun for a Monday night.
Part 2 will be posted soon...