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Ozgoode play good upbeat pop rock

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They can’t all be great shows. Pop rock band Ozgoode stopped by the Slice, May 27 to play for a dozen people. They were pretty loud, but had to be to drown out the obnoxious drunks in the front row.

Ozgoode’s Vanessa Huneault at the Slice, May 27. Photo by Richard Amery
 They had a strong ’80s guitar based power pop sound.

 While Osgoode has a new EP out called “Beginnings” with their former lead singer, Yolanda Campbell, this hour has been a great platform for new lead singer Vanessa Huneault to show off her pipes.

For the second set she sang a lot of new songs, beginning with “Falling Down.”

She wanted to tell the stories about the songs, but the drunks in the front row weren’t having any of it.

Drummer Patrick Phillips held down the beat thrashing away behind the drum kit while guitarist Joseph Pittari held down the rest.

Bassist Tarun Dawar added some pop and funk fuelled bass and played an intricate bass line on “Stranger.”

 The slowed things down for “ Let’s Go and then tackled a cover of  “ House of the Rising Sun.”
 They ended the set with one of their hardest rocking songs “ Shake It Off.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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