During the 1990s one of the biggest Canadian rock bands going was The Tea Party. With their unique bluesy rock sound and lead singer Jeff Martin uncanny likeness to Jim Morrison the band was a big success right up until they broke up in 2005.
In 2012 the band got back together after seven years apart and after a tour of Canada they headed off to do some dates in Australia. The time apart seems to really have rejuvenated the band members as they play with a passion and fervor not seen for many a year. Playing a sort of rock and roll heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and Indian music, the band is incredibly tight and if you close your eyes (because they have visually gotten a little older looking) it will seem like the late 90s all over again.
On the set list are songs that fans of the band will be very familiar with like “The River”, “The Bazaar”, “Temptation”, “Fire in the Head”, and “The Messenger”. Besides all these well-known favourites there are a few twists through in for good measure. The set list does cover well the entire history of the band. They are a good band on CD but to watch them live really brings the music up to another level.