Posted On 25 Apr 2018
Last night (April 24th), LA’s El Rey Theatre hosted not one, not two, but three musical acts for a solid night of danceable and uplifting music. Baby Raptors, Bryce Vine and Timeflies have been on the Too Much To Dream Tour together since March 21st in Atlanta, GA and will be wrapping it all up tomorrow (April 26th) in Dallas, TX.
Early concert goers were treated to a brief but energetic set by the Brooklyn electro-pop four-piece Baby Raptors. Their lead singer and front-woman, Tora Fisher’s incredibly defined abs (a la 90’s Gwen Stefani) were a sight to see. Her powerhouse pipes filled the venue and truly got the party started. Together with her band-mates and producers, Party Supplies, John Young and Evan Marien, they have collaborated on recent projects to create a retro synth wave future electro pop sound.
Check out more about Baby Raptors here: www.babyraptors.com.
Next up was the New York-born but LA-based rapper Bryce Vine who has been making quite a bit of noise lately with his newest single, “Drew Barrymore.” The video for the song stars Christian Serratos of The Walking Dead and Taylor Swift has even highlighted it in her Favorite Songs playlists. (Watch “Drew Barrymore” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kudi8OtMu9s)
Right away, the entire crowd was singing along with Bryce and waving their hands in the air. He performed songs off his EPs, “Lazy Fair,” “Night Circus” and a few newer tracks off his forthcoming as yet untitled album. Tracks like “Sunflower Seeds,” “Los Angeles, “Glamorama,” “Bang Bang” and closer “Sour Patch Kids” were particular favorites of the crowd. Despite “Drew Barrymore” being relatively new, most people knew the words to that track already.
Backed by his long-time DJ and frequent trumpeter, Skizz Marquee, the two musicians seemed genuinely happy throughout the set. Vine joyfully bounced around the stage and even handed his mic over to lucky audience members in the front row occasionally to sing the chorus of his songs.
Check out www.brycevine.com to learn more Bryce Vine and his upcoming new music via Warner Brothers.
Finally it was time for Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick better known as Timeflies to take the stage. Since 2010, they have built a diehard following, amassing fan growth online and have sold over 150,000 albums and 800,000 singles, combined with 175 million video views and 261 million Spotify streams worldwide.
Last night, the pop duo delighted fans with some of their older favorites as well as songs off their recently released EP “To Dream,” including the set opener “Be Easy.” In fact before they even appeared on stage, 8 young girls were seen first singing the uplifting and catchy chorus of the song.
The guests didn’t stop there. Timeflies also later welcomed singer Kira Kosarin to join them for their well-known duet “Raincoat.” Other tracks heard throughout the set were “Monsters,” “I Choose You,” “Once In A While,” “Under The Sea/Ride” and many more. For each number, the crowd was dancing up a storm and it was hard at times to even find a spot to stand and watch the show! Their joyful energy was contagious and it certainly spread throughout the venue last night.
One highlight of the show was when Timeflies came to the front of the stage and did a smooth mashup of a few chart-topping songs including Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You,” Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me.”
When asked about making their latest EP, Timeflies explains: “It was all this idea of ‘too much to dream,’ with the first EP being “Too Much,” and the second one being “To Dream,” so it was kind of a cohesive album spread across this entire time span. So, we were really excited about putting that together, and obviously we’ve been working at this for well over a year now. So to see this release date coming has been unbelievable.”
Follow Timeflies here: www.timefliesmusic.com