Photography by Rachel Barrish
Rock On Philly’s concert event, Bands and Bites, has made a return this summer as a series of shows on the Plaza at Table 31. The first of three events was held this past Tuesday, July 9th, and featured 3 performances.
The featured house band, Kand-D, kicked off the evening with a funky, soulful performance. A seven-piece act, they provided a fun and full sound to the audience.
The first competing musician of the night was Alec Stewart, a singer-songwriter utilizing just his voice and acoustic guitar. His folk style and straightforward lyrics blended together seamlessly for a beautiful sound.
Next to take the stage was 3 Shades of Blue, a young Christian rock group with a lot to offer. Influenced by acts such as Switchfoot, Coldplay, and Imagine Dragons, you can hear all of those styles in their raspy yet polished sound.
Victoria Watts ended the evening with a set of her solo work, aided by a backing band. Part indie rock, part singer-songwriter, and part folk-lyricist, Watts put on a powerful performance. She even helped the crowd get into a dancing mood with her cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.
The three bands played to a nice sized crowd under sunny skies out on the plaza. The polls are currently open to vote for your favorite performer; the winner will receive a slot in Rock On Philly’s Bands and Bites Showcase Finale event in November. Head on over to our homepage and vote on the poll in the bottom right-hand corner.
If you didn’t make it out to the first Summer Series show, you have two more chances! Bands and Bites will be at the Plaza at the Comcast Center on July 23rd and August 27th. The events are FREE and open to the public, and offer some wonderful happy hour specials from Table 31.