CityFolk, Festivals, Gigs, Ottawa Revue, Show Reviews, Spotlight, The Revue — September 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Ottawa Folkfest: Dear Rouge, It Was Nice Meeting You

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I am a concert addict. I have been averaging around 130 live performances a year once you factor in all the concerts and festivals I go to. Sometimes it surprises me how many bands I see for the first time each year but I am usually at least familiar with their music before seeing them.

This year on Thursday night I was not familiar with either of the bands playing. I took a quick listen to about a 30 second clip of each band to see which I thought might suit my taste better and decided on Dear Rouge. The nice thing about festivals is you can always move to another stage if you don’t like your first choice. Well there was no worry about that! It is fairly common for me to discover new bands that I like at festivals, that is why I enjoy them so much. Usually it’s more the music that impresses me from bands I don’t know. They’re often younger bands who may still be evolving their stage presence. Dear Rouge took the stage and immediately grabbed our ears and eyes and took us on a high energyride. Rarely have a seen such a young band with such an energetic and confident stage presence. It was simply a joy to watch.

Dear Rouge, it was great to meet you, and I’m looking forward to our next meeting!

Although concert photography doesn’t always do energetic shows justice, I think in this case it does. Take a look for yourself and check out Dear Rouge when you’re done.

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