The Wild Romantics were back in town on Friday night supporting Martin Harley on the first leg of his short Western Canada tour. The band, which according to their website “emanate a 1970’s glamorous bohemia meets whiskey guzzling trailer park sensation that is completely unparalleled” hail from Ladysmith BC and now call Vancouver home. They are fronted by high school friends Evan Miller and Aleisha Kalina.
For tonight’s show Aleisha and Evan left the band at home and performed as a duet, and even without the backup their combination of folk, country and rock n roll was a delight,
The couple have a great dynamic on stage, joking, flirting, and displaying a great chemistry which adds to the intimacy of their performance.
Their voices, and vocal harmonies were ideal for the small venue and their interaction with audience was easy, making the show feel like a good group of friends just hanging out.
We were treated to a couple of tracks that had not been played live before – San Francisco, and their new single Fell the Lightening. Also the energetic Burn ‘Em Down, and the phenomenal ballad Every Single Summer.
If you get the chance to check them out jump at it. The band next show is scheduled to be in Port Renfrew in June, at the Tall Tree Music Festival,
Gallery of my favourites below: