Savoy has been hard at work the past 7 months. They gave us a preview of their talent at Red Rocks in September, released the ‘Personal Legend’ EP, and started their ‘Live with Lasers’ tour. I was fortunate enough to catch one of the 3 Colorado shows. I’m really happy I made the decision to see them at their sold out show at the Boulder Theater. It was the perfect venue in terms of space and visuals.
When Savoy first came on blue laser lights lit up the stage. The normal lighting you would see at any show. The opening song didn’t bring any surprises with lasers and the first song was a warm up to get the crowd amped. As soon as the second song hit its first drop lasers attacked the venue. I had never seen anything like it! The lasers had a vast array of colors and they truly were putting on a show dancing around. It was mesmerizing. I hung out in the balcony for the first 30 minutes of the show so I could sit back and enjoy the lasers without distraction and really take it in. The 12 extra subs that they brought definitely did justice to all the “talking up” that was being done about this tour. I knew Savoy wouldn’t disappoint Boulder. The bass could be felt whether you were upstairs or downstairs. There are so many shows I’ve been to where the lasers have been such a disappointment on the floor, but when I went down to the first row the lasers were just as mesmerizing. It’s the first time in a while that I actually wanted to be on the floor and so close to the stage. The further into the set the more I felt drawn to get closer to all the action. Not only were the lasers amazing, but Mike’s drumming talent is another fine addition to the set. He has the ability to keep up flawlessly and contribute to the electronic bass that Savoy is known for. They played most of the ‘Personal Legend’ EP along with the crowd favorites: ‘So Bad (feat. Heather Bright)’, ‘I’m Fine‘, ‘Senator‘, and ‘We are the Sun (feat. Heather Bright)‘. Out of the two times I’ve had the chance to see Savoy, this has been my favorite. The time and passion that went into their production and music shined through. There wasn’t a dull moment and I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait to see what else Savoy has for us this year and get the opportunity to see another live show. Along side being talented, they are also very genuine and friendly people. I felt as if I had met them before. They made connections with everyone who had the opportunity to talk to them and showed everyone a great time at the after parties.
If you get the opportunity to catch a show do yourself a favor and go. To see if Savoy is coming to your area check out their tour dates and make sure to bring your sunglasses! Keep your eyes peeled on twitter after shows to see if you can catch them at any house/after parties.
Don’t forget to catch ‘Personal Legend’ on Savoy’s soundcloud for a free download!