Canadian band Valley performing at Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 23rd 2023 © Jamie Taylor

Live Review: Valley + Devon Cole + Aidan Bissett @ Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver – May 23rd 2023

The Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver, BC, was set ablaze on May 23rd, 2023, as Canadian band Valley took the stage for an unforgettable night of music. But before the main act graced us with their presence, the evening began with the talented Devon Cole, followed by the captivating Aidan Bissett. The crowd eagerly awaited the sonic journey that awaited them, and they were not disappointed.

Devon Cole, with their powerful voice and undeniable stage presence, commanded the attention of every person in the venue. Their charisma and wit shone through as they engaged the audience with lighthearted banter between songs, leaving everyone with a smile on their face. Accompanied by their talented bandmates, Devon Cole’s three-piece ensemble managed to ignite a fire within the crowd, prompting them to rise to their feet and dance along to the infectious beats.

Devon Cole performing in Vancouver, BC on May 23rd 2023 © Jamie Taylor

Next up was Aidan Bissett, who started the set a bit shaky with his voice not quite finding its key. However, as the performance unfolded, his passion and energy became infectious, drawing the audience into his world. Aidan’s stage presence was truly unique, reminiscent of a fusion between the enigmatic Matt Healy of The 1975 and the magnetic Mick Jagger. His movements on stage were a sight to behold, captivating the crowd and amplifying the excitement in the room.

Aidan Bissett performing in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 23rd 2023 © Jamie Taylor

As the anticipation reached its peak, Valley burst onto the stage with an explosion of energy that electrified the atmosphere. Their infectious enthusiasm was palpable, and they wasted no time in setting the venue ablaze with their high-energy performance. What made Valley truly stand out was their ability to seamlessly swap instruments on stage, showcasing their incredible talent and versatility. From drums to keyboards, guitars to vocals, they effortlessly navigated each role, leaving the audience in awe.

Canadian band Valley performing in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 23rd 2023 © Jamie Taylor

The Hollywood Theatre quickly transformed into a bouncing, dancing mob as Valley’s irresistible music filled the air. Their songs resonated with the crowd, who eagerly sang along and danced with abandon. Valley’s contagious energy was impossible to resist, as they poured their hearts out on stage, leaving every soul in the venue captivated by their passion and artistry.

It was evident that Valley possessed something special, a spark that hinted at their future as a prominent force in the music industry. Their performance was not just a concert; it was a revelation of a band destined for greatness. Their ability to connect with the audience on a profound level, combined with their magnetic stage presence, left no doubt that Valley was on a path to becoming a household name.

Karah James of Valley performing in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 23rd 2023 © Jamie Taylor

The concert at Hollywood Theatre was an extraordinary experience. Devon Cole’s powerful vocals, charisma, and ability to get the crowd on their feet were a remarkable start to the evening. Aidan Bissett, despite a shaky beginning, captivated the audience with his unique stage presence and unforgettable movements. And Valley, with their infectious energy and remarkable musical talent, brought the venue to life, creating an atmosphere of pure joy and exhilaration.

As the night came to a close, the echoes of Valley’s music lingered in the hearts of all who attended. It was a night that showcased the power of live music and the indescribable magic that happens when artists pour their souls into their craft. Valley, with their undeniable potential, left an indelible mark on the stage of the Hollywood Theatre, and it won’t be long before their star rises and their music touches the world on a grand scale.

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Photos © Jamie Taylor

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