"Dreamfest 2013" is going strong this weekend outdoors at Louie G's Pizzeria in Fife, Wa. in the greater Seattle area. A grand stage was built for this event in just two days welcoming all ages to help support over 280,000 child burn victims in the US through donations and raffles. The second to last band to perform in the 13 band concert series on day one, Saturday, was Mechanism.
At 10:15pm, Mechanism started their setlist with “Them”. They introduced a major component last night showing that they are fearless in taking risks. Every song performed was a remix version of the songs incorporated in “Shadows and Dust”, their unreleased album.
Ryan Renfield, the lead singer, had powerhouse vocals that made the stage quake. He kept up his believable concert through the entire set. It was remarkable to watch him light up the crowd song after song.
Tony Delisio delivered another powerhouse performance on the lead guitar causing fans to uproar in disheveled screams of passion and admiration. They reached out with their arms high up in the air and their fingers stretched out in futile attempt to touch his guitar.
Bobby D’Angelo killed it on bass. His technical skills were stellar and consistent throughout the concert. This consistency is what made Mechanism dominate the stage during yesterday’s concert series. Watching Bobby move around the stage was a hypnotic blend of poetry and grace with the edge and willfulness of a true rock champion.
“Equinox” was quite a surprise with newcomer to the band, Manny Rojas on keyboards. He had only four rehearsals before the night’s performance. He had incredible tenacity and poured his passion and rage into his music. It was the first time a keyboard was confused for an electric guitar by a mass amount of concert-goers familiar with Mechanism’s metal/rock. In “Equinox”, Manny’s solo reigns as one of the best instrumental solos in the Pacific Northwest.
Tearing it up on the drums was Daryl Williams. He held strong and tight through the set using the might of the gods in this epic concert. He never strayed off beat, and was seamless in his delivery. Daryl hammered hard on the drums to give the audience exactly what they wanted: More music from Mechanism.
Mechanism pushes boundaries, slides past fear, and takes risk as a band united as one. They took a risk at Louie G's under the stars on Sat. night. They delivered an edge to their music, by adding a keyboardist after just four rehearsals to perform in their concert, and, as always, it has paid off.
The band has expanded their show schedule and fan base beyond Seattle, to include: Washington State; Oregon; California; Idaho; and British Columbia.
Louie Galarza, the owner of Louie G’s Pizzeria is also is the mind behind “Mental Itch Records [MIR]”. Mechanism is on the label having signed with MIR in June of this year. Their album in the making is titled "Shadows and Dust". Mark your calendar as it is to be released this November for purchase on iTunes and mechanismweb.com.
Indulge yourselves in metal/rock heaven and see Mechanism live in concert in the greater Seattle area. They will surprise you with eclectic mixes of vocals and instruments that keep you on your feet. Mechanism is an edgy, fun, exciting and tangible band; they are here to stay.