Combine an interesting beat, alluring female vocals and an enticing saxophone to the mix and you’ve created Marian Hill, an undeniably sexy electric trio that satisfies exactly what I crave from the genre. Coupled with the group’s ability to captivate a crowd, Marian Hill’s performance at Club Dada left their fans with a fervent enthusiasm for the group.
D.C. based electric trio Shaed opened the gig. Their sound is consistent with that of Marian Hill with strong female vocals and an electric backdrop. Their energy carried through the rest of the night. The band even joined the crowd during Marian Hill’s set. VÉRITÉ took the stage next with excellent crowd work and warm vocals. The packed room loved VÉRITÉ, but longed for Marian Hill’s performance.
If you’re attending any sort of concert, you should definitely be wearing earplugs to protect your hearing, not from the music, but from the screaming fans. When Marian Hill walked on stage, I wish I had followed that advice. Starting the set with their hit “Got It,” the crowd pushed to the stage – looking to get closer to lead vocalist Samantha Gongol.
Samantha’s delicate vocals and production artist Jeremy Lloyd’s lively beats swayed the crowd, which may be the thought behind their EP “Sway.” When saxophonist Steve Davit joins, the crowd falls in love with the sound once again. Samantha is excellent with the audience and seems to personalize each performance for her fans.
Outside the venue, Marian Hill is crowded by fans looking for pictures or other merchandise. The genuine interactions between Marian Hill and their fans is a great part of having a smaller following. Overall, seeing Marian Hill was a treat for longtime and new fans alike. If you’d like to learn more about Marian Hill and their tour, visit marianhillmusic.com.