Mount Holly Stuns Crowd at MilkBoy Philly

Photography by Derek Brad

When Rock On Philly interviewed Mount Holly ahead of their performance at MilkBoy Philly this past Friday, December 11th, lead vocalist Jameson Burt said that he was most looking forward to “the freshness of surprising people, hopefully in a good way.” That mission was definitely accomplished by the end of the night.

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Mount Holly perform at MilkBoy, Philadelphia

MilkBoy Philly was packed with people awaiting to hear material that has yet to be released from Mount Holly’s upcoming album. As soon as the first note hit, the audience was assured that this band could rock – Burt’s soulful, bluesy vocals come deep within his diaphragm. Guitarist Nick Perri complemented Burt’s soul beautifully. Perri is a true virtuoso on the guitar, but never brandishes his talent with overzealous playing. His true talent shines when he carries a bluesy riff that supplements the rest of the band’s efforts. Bassist Deanna Passarella and drummer John Bach fit into this groove perfectly, and you can witness the chemistry that both Burt and Perri raved about in our interview.

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Mount Holly perform at MilkBoy, Philadelphia

Playing off of each other’s cues, the members knew how to bring out the best in each other and jam. The band was rocking so hard, in fact, that a screw came off of John Bach’s drum set. After a brief hiatus and mad search for a screwdriver, Mount Holly was back to commanding the crowd with no other issues for the remainder of the night. Some highlights included Perri getting off the stage at one point and meandering through the large crowd, never missing a riff in his solo; and friends of the band (including Walt Lafty, Perri’s former bandmate in Silvertide) joining them for their last song of the night. Following the show, the energy in the small venue was filled with good vibes and excitement.

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Mount Holly perform at MilkBoy, Philadelphia

With nothing officially released yet, fans now have to wait until their debut album finally drops sometime next year. But, for those lucky to have witnessed Mount Holly live, our memories of the great live music on Friday night will just have to do for now.

And for those who missed their show (or, just want to relive the magic!) we have some photos for you to enjoy below!

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