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Kevin Kane plays laid back set with the Necessities

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Upstairs at Henotic, Feb. 19, the Grapes of Wrath and Leeroy Stagger band member Kevin Kane  put on an enrapturing solo show featuring a lot of laid back solo material. Kevin Kane playing a solo set at Henotic, Feb. 19. Photo by Richard AmeryHis crystal clear tenor voice captivated the crowd who erupted with enthusiasm during a couple of  Grapes of Wrath numbers including ‘Peace of Mind’ and ‘All the Things I Wasn’t’ as well as a couple of choice covers including David Bowie’s ‘Ashes the Ashes’ and the Kinks’ ‘Waterloo Sunset.’ His guitar playing was sedate and impressively tasteful.
 The Necessities. Photo by Richard AmeryAfterwards, the Necessities took the stage with a full band, much to the delight of   a couple exuberant audience members. Having bassist Matt Robinson and a drummer really help flush out the band’s sound. They played  crowd favourites like ‘Mary Magdalene which is powered by an exotic sounding acoustic guitar riff. Vocalist / guitarist Steve Foord’s voice is very similar to Rob Thomas’ voice especially on their song about carnies.

— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor

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