Photos of English rock band Catfish And The Bottlemen + Ludic performing at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC on December 11th, 2019.
Another stellar night of music in our little town of Vancouver.
Starting the night was Vancouver guitar shredder Ayla Tesler-Mabe and brothers Max & Rhett Cunningham, in the form of three-piece band Ludic. A group I recently watched, for the first time, opening for American musician Brittany Howard at the Commodore and was blown away. This night, they delivered an eclectic set meshing jazz and rock and funk and everything in between. Ayla’s prowess on the ax is nothing short of mesmerizing. The young sixteen-year-old loses herself in these effortless riffs that will melt your mind. The group is well rounded and spent their time exploring sultry sounds and soulful vibes.
The four-piece from North Wales showcased their electric, explosive performance style using every inch of that platform space to lose themselves in their music.
Band lead Ryan Evan “Van” McCann was the focal point whipping and jerking his body as an exclamation mark on the pivotal in-song climaxes. It felt visceral and punk’esque, a purity that ensured I couldn’t take my eyes off his delivery.
The lighting for their set was simple but effective. A line of large lights crossed along the back of the stage, adding impactful pulses and intense ambiance accompaniments to each track.
Their set was stupendous and I was left in pure awe. Every time I see this group perform I am left wanting more and more and more.
Come back soon boys, we need Catfish in Vancouver.