Artists: Vacay, Autumn Portrait, Valley
When: June 12, 2016
Venue: The Mod Club, Toronto
Genre: Indie rock, pop
Toronto based pop group Valley took over the Mod Club to celebrate the release of their sophomore EP This Room Is White. Supporting acts Vacay and Autumn Portrait kicked the show off for a night full of something for everyone -from soulful acoustic sets to upbeat dance numbers.
Vocalist Levi Randall, known as Vacay, opened the show with an acoustic set full of simple, heartwarming tunes. A single spotlight shone on the singer songwriter, creating an intimate atmosphere that allowed the music to connect with the audience. With nothing but a guitar, a soft, welcoming vocal tone and a charismatic charm on stage, Vacay proved that sometimes stripping down the music can be just as effective as a full band.
Autumn Portrait hit the stage next, picking things up to play an energetic indie rock set that got the crowd singing along and dancing to the tunes. Amongst upbeat tempos and indie rock hooks, Autumn Portrait’s music connects with the audience through relatable, universal themes in their lyrics. The band also knows how to get a crowd moving, as they played a cover of The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” and urged everyone to sing along.
Valley closed the show, and emerged on stage to the sounds of excited fans cheering for the band. The indie pop group wasted no time in getting the energy up and played a set full of one pop hit after the other, including an impromptu cover of a Beyonce tune. On top of their catchy hooks, Valley know how to keep an audience engaged as they run around stage and make sure the crowd is having a blast. Playing the perfect summer setlist, “You” and “Swim” are a pair of feel good tunes that should become the anthems of your summer.
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I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.