World famous 5 piece Weber Brothers act presented their indulgent full band sound during another SOLD out mystical performance at Toronto's warm & friendly Dakota Tavern on Nov. 30th. Fans were lined up down the block early to guarantee that perfect seat to witness the one-of-a-kind genius. They reved us up to be ready for a night of explosive bluesy rockabilly sounds when they let us know they were So Glad to See You & shared 1 of my fave songs Geraldine.
The energy starting out, was Mostly Stable as they shared quite a few songs not yet recorded, how cool is that? I had no Doubt or Worry that this was the calm before the storm & sure enough, they whipped us into shape Black & Blue, making you Think Again for sitting so far back in the depths of the bar where I was. The crowds swelled instantly, swallowing the dance floor & surrounded the small stage blocking the audience's view, as all you could see were eyeballs of Rico, Emily, Ryan & Sam. As always these rockers Risk It All with no Excuses giving us a fan freakintastic sample of their true essence. Ryan's work out on the stand-up bass left the audience awe-inspired. They sure know how to Shake It Up while making Love Come To Get You. Also, Ryan's amatory vocals caught the attention of every gal there as he perfected I'll Be Your Santa Baby. Blitzkrieg Baby was another ditty that drove the legions of fans into a frenzy but, no Bar Brawl here at Dakota, as it's like being in your own living room amongst family, plenty of good times if only the Walls Could Talk.
Are We In Love? WB paid Ode to Leon & reminded each of us, Yes, You Are Mine & for us to Count on Spring. Before you knew it, the night was over & I was with the audience, chanting more, we want more!! Encores kept the room throbbin' with 2 more hits including songs from their latest album Patches with their typical Christmas flavor. There are bands for which Rock n Roll is a lifestyle & then there are bands for which it is life. The Baddest Band in the Land delivered as promised, leaving us with another epic life-changing memory persuading your moods with their magical musical prescription of happiness, powering you up full of spunk allowing your soul to go from surviving to thriving, all in all, a true blinder.
ALL WORDS HIGHLIGHTED BOLD are songs by The Weber Brothers & an album mentioned of Emily Burgess's.
ALL PHOTOS taken & submitted by Deb Draper Volunteer Photojournalist in her 5th year with The Wire Megazine www.thewiremegazine.com now celebrating 30 years in on the music scene in Toronto & all over Ontario.