Kim Mitchell was just doing his rock n' roll duty and kicking off the 10th year anniversary celebrations at Bourbon Street West on Thursday night. Mitchell treated an enthusiastic crowd to a set filled with new numbers, old favourites and the mandatory Max Webster tunes making the night a Wild Party.
After a smooth opening set from Montreal's own Vox Crosby, Kim Mitchell and his band took the stage and the festivities were under way. Opening with a musical intro, the band went straight into a crowd-pleasing "Rock Land," followed by another favourite "That's a Man." New songs included "Lick a Message" and "Killer's Name." Kim Mitchell and band-mates bassist Peter Fredette and drummer Chris Sutherland gave the audience what they wanted with one blistering hit after another. Peter Fredette's voice was in fine form in the classics "Battlescar" and "All We Are." Max Webster highlights were "Diamonds Diamonds" and "Oh War." Always a great performer Kim Mitchell pleased the audience with jokes and stories and most important of all, great music.
Above and beyond this evening was a wonderful tribute to a club that has brought us great music for a decade; congratulations to Bourbon Street West and thanks to Kim Mitchell for making this night a memorable night.
That's A Man
Lick a Message
Rock N' Roll Duty
Human Condition in the Wintertime
Cheer us on Never Let the Music End
All we are
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