Clio Cadence with Dead Girls Academy at The Whisky – Live Review
Clio Cadence with Dead Girls Academy
Alive In Barcelona, Outsideoutside, The Whisky, August 18, 2019
The hotly anticipated tour package of Dead Girls Academy, Alive In Barcelona and Clio Cadence trekked their way to the world famous Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip. On their final date of The Cruel Summer Tour Extravaganza, this threesome of talent concluded it all with a bang.
Headliners Dead Girls Academy sent the room spinning, featuring the wickedly charismatic vocalist Michael Orlando and the kick ass shredding of lead guitarist Craig Pirtle, formerly of L.A.’s own Black Velvet infamy.
Alive In Barcelona (formerly known as The Persevering Promise) made their first ever Hollywood appearance, thrilling the audience with songs from their recently unveiled Self-Titled release on Smart Punk Records. Alive In Barcelona unleashed their tunes with an absolutely explosive amount of passion, highlight of the set being Zombies, featuring a special guest appearance from Zachary of Dead Girls Academy.
Also on the bill for the final date of the tour was Outsideoutside, revamped as the superbly heartfelt trip hop project of Matt McNulty (aka Matt Kali). With a little help from friends including female co-vocalist Tali, Outsideoutside presents a show that is compelling and inspired. They made a whole lot of new fans on that crazy and magical night.
And this now brings us to the one and only Clio Cadence, who launched the evening into supersonic gear with a gloriously memorable show – delivering the kind of star making performance The Whisky is so renowned for. Formerly the lead vocalist of the late great pop rocking Love Past Blue, Ms. Clio Cadence is now in hard rocking chanteuse mode, and what a stunning presentation this captivating entertainer delivered to the early Whisky arrivals. Sweet and sassy and ready to enrapture an entire music industry, Clio Cadence and her exhilarating band delivered thrilling songs such as Psychopathic Love and You Should See Me In A Crown (a brilliant Billie Eilish cover that Clio renders all her own).
Ms. Cadence is an absolute joy to watch, as she really knows how to work the stage and take the audience on the rock and roll journey of a lifetime. With a solo career about to take flight and a collaborative recording with Michael Orlando of Dead Girls Academy on the way, Clio Cadence is certainly headed into the stratosphere of success. Be sure to catch into the magic and intrigue of Clio Cadence the next time she shows up to rock and rage in your town!
(Review by Ken Morton – Photos by Jack Lue)