The Little Black Dress: Rock Stars In The Making

January 7, 2012

I titled this post ‘The Little Black Dress: Rock Stars In The Making’, but let’s face it. If you have ever seen The Little Black Dress perform, you know that these guys are already rock stars. They strut around on stage, they dance, they rock out on guitars and bass and drums, they make jokes and they make the crowd feel involved. They always have a lot of fun, which I think makes the crowd have a lot of fun! Everytime that I see them perform, the energy in the room is just fantastic. Everyone is excited and ready to sing and dance and have a great time. I can’t imagine that it’s easy to bring that kind of energy on stage and give it to every single person in the crowd, and yet somehow they do it every show.

The band consists of 5 guys. Dan, who is the frontman, guitar player, songwriter and a super dedicated, talented musician. He loves to engage the crowd, dance around, and be an all around crazy person. There’s no possible way you can’t love this guy. They couldn’t ask for a better frontman. Then there’s Kyle, who plays keys and bass, and I would say is equally as crazy as Dan. Brian plays guitar (a pink one actually, which I think is awesome!) and Damian plays bass. These two may not be quite as crazy on stage, but they are both very talented, and the band wouldn’t be the same without them. Last but not least, there is Lewis on drums, who did not play for the night, and was replaced by an equally talented drummer Alex.

It was Friday January 6th, at Horseshoe Tavern (in Toronto). I’m wearing my little black dress and The Little Black Dress was set to start at 11:45pm. Their set ended up starting just after 12am, since the bands before them went late. Horseshoe suddenly became packed, which of course didn’t surprise me. I believe it was $7 to get in to the show, but I couldn’t tell you for sure because you don’t have to pay to get in when you’re on the guest list. 🙂

They played lots of great songs over the course of the show. This was their set list:

Easy Type, Lovers & Paparazzi are all off of their self titled EP. Four on the Floor and This Town are off of their EP ‘Strut’. Each song that they play makes the crowd sing. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Easy Type, September or Spotlight. If you are in that crowd you will feel the urge to sing and the need to dance.

There are a lot of really awesome bands in the music industry. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and talent to become a real success. Yet there are a lot of artists in the industry who are popular, with millions of screaming fans, but they don’t really have any actual talent. Within a few years (or possibly months) they will disappear, only to be heard of when they go into rehab or randomly end up on Dancing With The Stars. The talented artists work long and hard, and stay around for a very long time, which they deserve for all the long hours and hard work that they do. These talented artists are the ones who care about their fans, because they realize that the only reason they are so successful, is because of their fans, and if they weren’t there they would be nothing.

The Little Black Dress is one of those talented, awesome bands. They work hard and are very good at what they do. They have a very loyal fan base and have a lot of family and friends who come out and support them. What I don’t understand is how they are not already with some huge record label, selling millions of albums all over the world, while touring all over the world. Now you see, I could be selfish and want The Little Black Dress to not become so hugely popular, because I want them to have shows in my area as much as they possibly can. This would be very selfish of me though, and even though I want to come support them at shows as much as I can, I want them to be able to tour the world and have millions of fans all over the world, because they are too good not to be noticed.

If you have never heard of The Little Black Dress, or you have but just never listened to their music, please do so. If you don’t now, you will regret it.

I’m just waiting for that day when The Little Black Dress is headlining at the Air Canada Centre, or some other huge venue, and I can sit there and say I’ve been there since before the world realized how talented they are… 🙂


4 Responses to “The Little Black Dress: Rock Stars In The Making”

  1. Melanie Says:

    Great review! 🙂 I still have to put my pics up at some point lol

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