Artist: Filthy Rebel
Venue:The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
By: Lou Raimondi
I first saw hard rockin’ Filthy Rebel at the 120 Tavern in Marietta, Georgia a couple of months ago when they opened for Kickin’ Valentina. The Atlanta based band had tremendous stage presence and sounded great. This band definitely catches your attention. I was surprised to find out later that was the first time they played out together.
Fast forward a few months and I caught them at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The first time I saw them I was impressed with their energy and was expecting another high energy show. It appeared that with a few months of playing together they found another gear.
Lead Singer Jeffrey Dean has a powerful voice that doesn’t get lost in the high energy sound of the band. He interacts with the audience and keeps them engaged. This guy was born to be a lead singer in a rock band. Bass Player Johnny Drogo isn’t your typical hang in the back, lay low type of bass player. He moves around the stage like Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but is still able to lay down the grooves and keeps time for the band. Guitarist Chris Nichols is an outstanding guitarist who compliments, rather than overpowers the rest of the band. Keeping the beat is the high energy drumming of Steven Taylor.
Filthy Rebel threw a little bit of everything at the crowd. The set was mostly comprised of their high energy original songs like “So Over You” and “Get Some”, but they also threw in the ballad “You”and did an excellent job on a Beastie Boy medley of (You Gotta) FIght For Your RIght (To Party) and “No Sleep Til Brooklyn”.
I think it’s a pretty safe bet this band is on it’s way to big things. I’m looking forward to their album release in a few months and catching them again soon.
For more info on the band visit
www.filthyrebel.com or www.facebook.com/filthyrebel2014.
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