Nova Scotia born Jon Bryant was at the Commodore Ballroom on Wednesday, opening for UK indie rockers Gomez. Bryant, who now calls Vancouver home, performed tracks from his most recent album, Twenty Something, as well as tracks from his previous outings.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary as a group, UK indie rock innovators Gomez return to North America for their first tour of the continent in six years. On 17 dates throughout the month of June, the Brit quintet will perform their highly influential, Mercury Prize-winning debut, Bring It On, in its entirety plus select favorites spanning the band’s career including “See The World,” “How We Operate” and more.
Already a smash success in Europe, the sold-out concerts earned raves. The Guardian said “the audience response is so ecstatic…it’s clear their songwriting really stands up.” And, The Scottish Sun agreed, “There’s something special about seeing one of your favorite bands play one of your favorite albums…in full. It was perfect.”
“There’s something magical about ‘Bring It On’… something very special about anything you might do before you care what the world might think of you,” says Tom Gray. “It is a genuine thrill to share it with people again.”
Gomez is Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly Peacock (drums), and Ian Ball (vocals, guitar, harmonica).