Saturday, September 15, 2007


You got to hand it to Josh, the leader of the Fire Fight for his gumption. Most bands would – when faced with similar circumstances – give in to the environment, stare at the ground and proceed to go through the motions.
What am I’m talking about?
Just hours ago, I was outside the Heeren at the *scape road show as gawking Orchard Road shoppers gave half-interested glances at the live Singapore music being showcased.
When I arrived, Marchtwelve was halfway through their set. Vocalist Dewi looked rather subdued and guitarist Joseph had to explain to the crowd that Dewi was under the weather and had undergone wisdom tooth extraction earlier in the week…
Poor thing!
Let me tell you that I’ve experienced wisdom tooth extraction and it was a tribute to Dewi’s passion and commitment that she gamely sang all those high & powerful notes. But clearly she was in much discomfort…
The moment the Fire Fight cranked up Candela, you just knew this was on an altogether different level. And when Josh introduced the band as a foreign band before launching into an impassioned When Spring Comes Home (clip below), it was both commentary and humor at the same time.
Despite the tiny ‘stage’ and limiting sound set up, the Fire Fight managed to get it together enough to really put up a good show. Sure, Josh’s vocals would go flat now and then, Chris’s keyboards would go in and out and it was difficult for the band members to hear anything on the monitors but the boys did not let that get in the way of a sincere attempt to connect with the audience.
And isn’t that what it’s about?
Oh… and the Fire Fight will be back at the Heeren tomorrow at 5pm… don’t miss it!


Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin, thanks for being there at the show. You sure did keep your word.:) It means alot to all of us!!
Thanks for the photos and video too.

Kevin Mathews said...

My pleasure, Iain.
Thank YOU for the music...