Burning Bright, a four-piece powerhouse that’s known around Charlotte’s local music scene for their amazing musical talent and stage-theatrics, threw down an amazing performance at the Rusty Rudder , in Cornelius.
The amazingly-talented, Marcus Ireland, Burning Bright’s lead vocalist and guitarist, lit the flame for Burning Bright’s two-set earth pounder, with his spot-on lyrics, and his theatrical stage presence. This, of course, was complimented by Travis Howell’s and Michael Lanigan's face melting guitar licks, which were backed by the solidness of Mark Clendenin’s earth pounding drum beats.
Burning Bright did an excellent job utilizing the group’s combined, amazing talent by arranging and delivering an extremely challenging, yet entertaining, repertoire. This included hits from The Gin Blossoms; The Who; Sublime; The Black Keys—and this just barely scratches the surface, folks—seriously!
That’s not the best part..! Burning Bright wowed The Rudder’s enthused audience with a few of their own originals. This included the groups’ world-acclaimed hit “New Day,” from their album: “Beautiful Mess”, which was recorded at Reflection Sound Studios in Charlotte, and produced by Bruce Irvine. The Grammy-worthiness of this hit was very crowd apparent and reaction-based. Marcus Ireland went on to mention that “New Day’s You-Tube video has over 16 thousand clicks, and we’re pretty proud of that..!” That’s no surprise!
In summary, the crowd’s reaction made it very apparent that Burning Bright’s Rusty Rudder performance was amazingly successful, and it’s safe to say that they could be highly recommended for any music venue or mainstream opener, within Charlotte’s aggressive music scene.