Bigelf hit the stage at Bogarts in Cincinnati this past weekend opening for progressive-rock legends in the making, Porcupine Tree. Bigelf, who's beginning was in the 1990's, have had the fortunate luck to travel all across the globe, performing their music - which is inspired by a vintage sound, and playing along with some of the biggest names in Progressive Rock including acts such as Dream Theater.
Saturday's show, was nothing less but an exceptional demonstration of vintage prog rock and a dark circus that had just rolled into town to take over. Which is precisely what Bigelf is about to do - take over. All while raising the bar setting a new standard in music writing.
They prove that originality, tone, song writing, and showmanship are what will set any band apart from
another. Damon Fox, lead singer for the band, talked about how music should not just be listened to, but also seen and experienced. Clearly, this is a formula all of their own and one they have it mastered.
The show itself was exciting, energetic, and one-of-a-kind. It's the kind of show that leaves you wanting more and makes you wonder what else they are capable of. Clearly they have a way of making an impression on people as there were fans from California, who flew to North Carolina to see them and then drove to Cincinnati to see them again before flying home. Obviously they must be doing something right!
The night ended with the band hanging with the fans at their merch booth signing autographs, taking pictures and chatting it up. This fan-friendly band not only knows how to write great material, but knows how to give themselves a long career by thanking those who make it possible - the fans.
For more information on Bigelf including tour dates and how you can get your hands on their latest release, Cheat the Gallows, visit www.bigelf.com.
Read an album review and listen to a podcast interview with the band as well on BackstageMusician.Com (on or after May 4th, 2010).
Photographs by: Wayne Dennon Photography