by Tiana Feng
Yesterday Charlottetown PEI’s Paper Lions headlined the Rivoli.
Opening up the night was Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen. His on stage set was much less folky than some of his recordings. It actually was a lot of fun and the bandmates had great chemistry with each other. I recognized the violinist from Cai.Ro.
Jordan Klassen- Go To Me
Following was songstress Danielle Duval shifting gears between playing guitar and keyboard while entertaining the crowd with her pop-rock songs.
Danielle Duval- Ambulance
This was my first Paper Lions show. Laura reviewed them for the blog back in September during Harvest Jazz and Blues and highly recommended I see them live. Beginning their set with Don’t Touch that Dial, Paper Lions engaged the audience throughout with songs that were so easily sing-along-able. It reminded me of a Said the Whale show in that sense. I think the decision to give away their albums for free really helped because people knew the words to their songs even before they got to the choruses. They also shouted song names and most people got what they wanted including a rock out version ofStrawberry Man (which you can watch below). Paper Lions felt the love in Toronto. The night ended with the band in the middle of the Rivoli backroom performing Polly Hill accompanied with only an acoustic guitar.
by Tiana Feng