The Midway State @ Tattoo Rock Parlour
Originally uploaded by vasquezr
I had been wanting to catch The Midway State since early summer. I had the opportunity to see them play at The Virgin Festival this year and was really impressed so when I found out they were playing @ the Tattoo Rock Parlour in Toronto I made sure to be there. The Midway State are a foursome consisting of, Nathan Ferraro (vocals/piano), Daenen Bramberger (drums) both from ski country Ontario, and Mike Wise (guitar), Mike Kirsh (bass) both from the GTA. The group has been experiencing success with their single "Never Again" from the album Holes released early this year. They started off with Fireflies for the eager Tattoo crowd and played through a few other songs from their album, "Unaware", "Change For You", "Can't Stop Waking Up To You" and others. Being from the Barrie area and spending quite a bit of time in ski country over the last few years I can't help but hear those references in their music about snow coming down and puffy white coats. Although their sound is dominated by Nathan's vocals and piano band mate Mike Wise showed off some skills during the band's cover of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" to the pleasure of their fans.