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Harlequin rocks the hits at Casino Lethbridge

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There was a lot of things happening on Thursday, April 18, all of them vastly different.
Canadian classic rockers Harlequin returned to Lethbridge to play Casino Lethbridge, April 18 for a crowd who sat resolutely in their seats, though they applauded appreciatively as the band worked their way through a rock solid set of obscure songs, new songs and well known hits like  “Thinking of You,” “Innocence,” and ”Superstitious Feeling” with which they wound down their show.Harlequin’s Derrick Gottfried and George Belanger. Photo by Richard Amery

I arrived for the tail end of their set, in which they were playing a few catchy obscurities.

 Lead singer George Belanger was a charismatic frontman as always, air guitaring in time to guitarist Derrick Gottfried’s solos. Gottfried was  happy to share his blues rock side, so he played lots of tasty solos.

 They ended their set with  a slower paced rarity called “Mystery” from their greatest hits album followed by a solid cover of the Rolling Stones’ ”Gimmie Shelter,” but were called back  for an encore.

They played a brand new, gritty slide blues powered number called “Mud In Your Face,” which got a lot of people cheering and even a couple dancing.
“I’m looking forward to recording that one,” Belanger enthused.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:12 )  
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