In case you haven’t noticed I am sort of a music fan. If I could go to a live show every night I happily would, so any chance I get to go to a show I grab it. I was a huge fan of the show The Sing Off and while I did like the group that won, Street Corner Symphony was my favorite. If you haven’t seen the show or heard of these guys please check out the links, especially if you are a fan of a cappella music.
My partner in crime for most of my live music adventures is Beth and luckily for me she stumbled across a post mentioning that SCS would be coming through Louisville in March. I think her exact text was. “GUESS WHO IS COMING TO LOUISVILLE!!!????” We were so excited because we couldn’t make it to the first concert they did after the finale of the show so we were counting down the days to see them live.
They performed some original tunes, did a couple of acoustic numbers, sang most of the favorites from the show, and then did this amazing version of Shenandoah. Needless to say they did not disappoint. At one point they stepped off the staged and announced that we were too far away and asked us to all stand up and crowd around them while they sang without mics on the dance floor. They laughed when they hit a bobble in the music and had great chemistry with one another. The informal nature of their performance coupled with the flat-out amazing talent that each one of them have made it one of the most entertaining shows I have ever been to. We had the change to meet each guy after the show and they seem very down to earth and grateful for each kind word thrown at them. On the way home we were all talking about how we were still smiling from ear to ear. That is the sign of a good night.
And might I just add that lead singer Jeremy Lister has one of the most amazing voices EVER! He told the audience that he has lost his voice the night before and was still nursing it during our show. You would never have known that he wasn’t at 100%. The first shot is him belting out this long, incredible high note during Creep which was fantastic!
Here is my favorite performance of theirs on the show. I already loved this song for several reasons but this was such a great performance.