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Dear Rouge get all ages dancing

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A good crowd ready and willing to dance enjoyed an all ages show  at the Gate with Vancouver synth rock duo Dear Rouge and local pop band Stars from Streetlights, June 9.Danielle McTaggart of Dear Rouge playing the Gate, June 9. Photo by Richard Amery

 Whole I missed Stars From Streetlights, they had the all ages audience properly warmed up for husband and wife Duo Danielle and Drew McTaggart.

 They were backed by a  drummer as well as a keyboardist/ bassist.
 They played peppy, upbeat, synthesizer driven dance filled pop music.

As Danielle McTaggart alternated between playing her own synth, and bouncing all over the stage belting out her lyrics.

 She jumped into the middle of the audience, mic cord stretched across the  stage, and sang with her many fans.
I couldn’t hear much of her lyrics over the synths and drums, but they put on a hot, sweaty, energetic show for a crowd eager to dance and cheer in front of the stage.

Drew McTaggart of Dear Rouge. Photo by Richard Amery They played mostly  original dance pop music filled with plenty of hooks, heaps of big beats and a whole lot of groove, but also gave Blondie’s  ’80s hit “ Call Me” the dance rock treatment.

 They played  the music from their major label debut CD “Black To Gold”  as well as dug back into their back catalogue to “ go old school” for a few older tunes for which they got the audience to “go old school and put your hands in the air.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:13 )  
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