The Reason Acoustic Performance a Huge Success!
Wow, what an evening that was May 5, 2012 at the Coach and Lantern Pub. Dock Holliday opened the show with 8 orginial songs, some old from the 2010 Levi EP including Johnny 18 and Wakin Up, and some new favourites of ours including Morning Sesh, Lover’s Lane and The Parade. Some of these songs were played for the first time, and some of them we have not played together in a long time or have ever played together for that matter. We can’t even explain how thrilling it was to play in front of so many family and friends of ours and the guys from The Reason. The response we received was phenominal and we can’t express how greatful we are to have the opportunity to be a part of this special night.
The Reason’s Performance Recap
After a 20 minute intermission, The Reason took the stage at the upstairs Coach and were spot on all evening. The show consisted of acoustic renditions of the entire album “Fool” which has been a great success for the band. The audience was also treated to acoustic versions of some new tracks that will be appearing on the new record the band is set to begin recording in Vancouver B.C two weeks from the event. The band also played a few cover songs including Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Brilliant Disguise”. The band had recorded a version of Brilliant Disguise on a EP they released a few years back, and since Brad is also a massive Springsteen fan, they invited him to the stage to perform their version of the song with them.
Stay tuned on The Reason’s Youtube channel for footage of their performance. They recorded audio and video and will be releasing the event in the next couple of weeks. For the fans who made it out last night, The Reason ended the night by thanking everyone for coming out and being part of this special night, then ended off with The Longest Highway Home that had all 60 attendees singing along. The band received a well deserved round of applause and standing ovation.
Another Thank You Note
We cannot even explain how important being a part of this show was for us. We have played a lot of gigs, but this event was exactly what Dock Holliday is all about, and why we love making music.
First off, thank you to The Reason for choosing us to open up the night. We can’t wait for the footage from the show and the new record. Second, the Coach and Lantern, you guys are all the best, thank you for hosting this event. Last but not least, to our friends and family who came out and spent the night with us and The Reason, thank you!