Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lissie @ The Opera House

Lissie @ The Opera House
Monday, January 24, 2011
Opening Group: The Bahamas

___So my day started with a quick chat with the security gaurd of the event at the Opera House. It turns out that the original opener, Dylan Leblanc, wasn't able to cross the boarder so Lissie and the guys were out looking for another act to open. They showed up around 5:30P.M. and my friend and I gave her this stuffed tiger we found at the dollar store and she loved it! :P She was sick and wasn't able to chat very long, especially because it was freezing cold outside. All in all, upon first impression she seems like a great person, willing to stand outside in the cold to talk to fans. A+ Lissie!

___Filling in for Dylan was The Bahamas, they took the stage shortly after playing a set on the George Stroumboulopoulos show. Considering they’re a local act that came on such short notice I was thoroughly impressed with what they had to offer! They had great stage presence and knew what to do to please the crowd. They were great! Check out their Myspace, click here.

___As soon as The Bahamas finished their set, Lissie's crew began setting up the stage for her performance. A crew member even put the tiger we got her on the drum set, so cool! The lights went off and thecrowed was rattled! She came to the stage and started her set with “Wedding Bells”, a personal favourite of mine. It was absolutely beautiful, and completely breathtaking. Throughout her show I felt like she was sharing pieces of her life with me. Her performance was so heart hitting and personal; I felt like we were good friends and she was sharing songs she had written, songs that I could relate to on incredible levels. She was amazing, the end. I can go on forever on how incredible she was, but you have to see it for yourself. Lissie is someone to look out for in 2011!

Download Lissie's Daytrotter edition of "Wedding Bells", click here!

Check out video footage of Lissie playing "Bully" from The Opera House.

Conclusion: I regret not putting her album “Catching a Tiger” on my top 10 albums of the year, because it deserved it 100%! You have to go see her live if you like this album, she's phenomenal.


  1. Wish I could of went!!!! Great review and video!

  2. I wish I'd been there too!! Amazing that her music hit you on so many levels.