Ace of Wands add fiddle and much more to peppy pop


The Slice also had a big, show, but not quite as many people on Friday, April 19.

Ace of Wands’ Lee Rose. Photo by Richard AmeryMegan Brown playing with Makiisma, April 19 at the Slice. Photo by Richard Amery I missed J Blissette and the Orchard and caught a few songs from Makiisma featuring TJ Waltho on keyboards, Keenan Pezderic on drums and Steve Martin on bass.

Megan Brown, plucking her electric guitar, started of slowly with a jazz tinged alternative rock number and announced they were recording a new album later this year.
 Toronto’s Ace of Wands didn’t get on stage until close to midnight for approximately 20 people, but were well worth the wait, if only to see multi-tasking lead singer Lee Rose stomping on bass pedals, strumming guitar and plucking a bass guitar for the past couple more punk flavoured songs.

But she impressively simultaneously sang and played violin near the end of their show.Ace of Wands at the Slice, April 19. Photo by Richard Amery

The trio, also including guitarist Anna Mernieks and drummer Jody Brumell played a hauntingly beautiful set of indie rock, pop and alternative rock, mostly from their “Lioness” CD.

 The title track stood out in an intense and tight set, which reminded my of Colleen Brown and Major love, thanks to lee‘s vocals.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:32 )