Photos by @jenbernardphoto
The energy levels were high at The 27 Club on Saturday night. The show’s sold out crowd was there supporting Ottawa’s own We Were Sharks. I shot them when they were opening up for Silverstein, so I knew I was in for a treat. Their pop punk style with catchy lyrics and strong guitar riffs get the crowd dancing and singing along. Supporting We Were Sharks was Elementals, Kennedy, and PINE.
Kennedy, a hardcore punk band from Montreal, did not disappoint. They kept the crowd on their toes when the lead singer dove into the crowd. PINE, an Ottawa alternative band, was up next. The crowd gathered close to the front of the stage to be mesmerized by the lead vocalist, Darlene Deschamps, with a powerful voice. They played tracks of their most recently released EP “Pillow Talk”. Their mix of melody and mood created an emotional experience for the audience.
When We Were Sharks entered the stage, the crowd was already pumped for a great show. Singer Randy Frobel had a glowing smile when he saw everyone that came out to support them. We Were Sharks just release their newest EP ‘Lost Touch’ and knew that their hometown of Ottawa would be the place to celebrate it’s release. They played a lot of their new tracks but made sure to still play some old fan favourites. Their catchy lyrics has everyone singing along while moshing and dancing. They ended the night with their hit track ‘Bridge Burner’, which has over a million plays on Spotify. You could feel the energy hit a climax when they band performed this song. People began to crowd surf and the mosh pit took it up a notch. The last song they band performed was a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Never Ever”. It was a fun way to end a very memorable night.