Cannons Enchanted Wonderbus With Ethereal Set Thoughts+Photos: Cannons at Wonderbus 8/26/22
“…The sun had set as we made our way back over to the White Claw Stage to await the next band. Cannons from Los Angeles, California, was up next. I had viewed some of their music videos in the week leading up to the show. I was intrigued and anticipating a marvelous set from the band. They did not disappoint. The LA trio consists of Michelle Joy on Vocals, Guitarist Ryan Clapham, Paul Davis on Bass, and Keys and drummer Ben Hilzinger with their ethereal brand of synth-pop.
The band comes on stage and begins playing their song “Shadows” with Joy making her entrance a few moments later. She has a subtle yet seductive, almost dreamy voice that is both sweet and intense. She dances across the stage and interacts heavily with the crowd throughout the set. The entire crowd sways to the entrancing tones coming through the speakers. Enchanting the crowd with her ethereal vocals, Joy, was in her element on stage and everyone could feel it. With the crowd singing every word back to her, she truly lived up to her namesake and was emanating pure joy. So much in fact that during the first song she spins and twirls during the solo that even when she stumbles and falls gets up with a huge smile on her face.
They follow up with “Ruthless,” “Bad Dream” a song Joy wrote during the pandemic, which is a commentary on what she was feeling, possibly what we were all feeling during the lockdown. “Talk Talk,” “Tunnel of You” (which was inspired by black holes and falling in love). “Hurricane” which was the lead single off of their “Fever Dream”’ Lp. They followed up with a cover of Harry Styles’ song “Golden” “Purple Sun, “Evening Star” and closed their set with “Fire For You”
What an absolute “joy” (pun intended) to be introduced to this band in a live situation. Their music blew my mind and I am happy to explore it more in-depth. To me, they were a nice highlight to the evening. Cannons have a few festival dates and headlining shows in the month of September before heading out on the road with The Knocks in October. If they come to your city, go see them…”
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