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Major Love bring a major good time to return to Lethbridge

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Major Love exuded major good vibes as they usually do, during their long awaited return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, May 18. If the modern music industry had any sense, or taste, they would be all over Major Love.

 Lead singer Colleen Brown beamed as she strummed her guitar and added extra keyboards. She sang in a compelling voice reminiscent of one of her major influences Heart and more contemporary folk pop bands like Florence and the Machine.


Colleen Brown of Major Love at the Owl Acoustic lounge, May 18. Photo by Richard Amery

 She asked the crowd if they were fans of the band Heart and if they were going to see them in Edmonton. She observed sometimes they play a Heart song but weren’t going to that night, though the Heart influence was apparent, especially in Brown’s voice.


 Instead they began their set with “classic Major Love” from 2018” which had most of the crowd singing along with Brown’s addictive melodies on a couple crowd favourites like ‘ Better With You In It’ and ‘So Good’ which was definitely better than so good.


 Her backing band of Scenic Route to  Alaska guitarist/ vocalist Trevor Mann, drummer/vocalist Shea Connor and bassist Murray Wood added stunning harmonies and took a the audience on a spiky journey of spiky punk tinged pop like  “Making the Most of it” to mournful ballads, mostly from the bands latest album “Love, Laugh, Major Love.”


 The ageless Colleen Brown sang about aging and being a woman in the music business on songs like  “ Same Girl,” The band  played one of me favourites “One Woman,”  about community.


It featured the stunning background vocals of Scenic Route To Alaska and had most of the crowd dancing together in a circle  in front of the stage.


 Multi-instrumentalist Colleen Brown switched to keyboards for a couple slower songs then switched back to her guitar.

 Her band sang a lot of choral style background harmonies throughout.

They wound up a solid set with “Mountain Standard Time which was reminiscent of Hollerado.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 May 2024 13:03 )  
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