Levitating Elements – Part 1
Band of Missfits
Convenients, 20 Nov 2021
Being my first visit to the Convenients grab and go store I made a purchase at the counter and stepped through the swinging doors into the rabbit warren venue. The stage area is cosy, and with a bar full of cocktail delights, cheerful in the extreme.
Kicking off with the rock photographer’s theme song, Radioheads “Creep”, with the Band of Missfits playing as a three piece I knew I was in the right place. Bassist Lee Matheson taking the duties of vocals on and leading a sublime version.
Being called in at the relative last-minute Band of Missfit’s stepped up, and with “Creep” finishing up lead singer and guitarist Kym Redmond, stepped in to join her band on stage.
Kym flexed her vocal muscles, being amongst the ever-growing band of powerful female rock vocalists Perth has on offer, and fired up with the EP title track “Higher Passage”. Guitarist Jake Bignell was in fine form with dazzling solo’s and ripping riffs. Paul Smith on drums laid down a solid sound. Another six original songs followed (“We Rush”, “Shot Down”, “Nothing At All”, “”Starvation”, “Crickets”, “Oceans”) with their legendary version of “Joellen” being given a run.
Finishing the set with “Empty Valley” and to rapturous applause the Band of Missfits certainly warmed up the growing flock of early birds.