Who: Fake Shark
When: June 15, 2017
Where: Plan B, Moncton NB
I have been a fan of Fake Shark for quite a while now, and this was my first time seeing them live. I had seen lead singer, Kevvy Mental (Kevin Maher) when he toured with Marianas Trench, playing with Anami Vice in 2013 and I just knew after that I had to see Fake Shark live.
Lets break this down a little bit first. Fake Shark is an alternative band from Vancouver, and their style reaches a little bit of everything. I didn’t know how this was going to go live since they had to incorporate so many styles into a live show. I was excited to see it, and man, they rocked it.
Before the show, we did a mini interview. Check it out:
They played a lot of singles from their newest release, Faux Real, as the tour was to honour that release. Some of my favourites played were “Heart 2 Heart” and “Something Special”, which were both released prior to the album.
They also did a couple of songs, bringing back favourites from the album Liar: “Girls” and “Fuck Kevvy”.
Overall, this show was awesome. I wish there had been a bit more of a crowd, but it was cool to see my favourite band in a small intimate setting. You can tell a lot of hard work went into these shows on this tour and there was still energy near the end of it. They kept up a sense of humour and it was everything I imagined and more from Fake Shark.
I am already excited for the next time I get to see them.
Here are some photos from that night:
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a 2017 graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Aside from psychology, my passion has always been for music and storytelling. It is my dream to be in the industry, and music journalism seems to be the perfect fit. Along with a bit of photography dabbling, I think I’m pretty well on on my way.
When I’m not working, I’m listening to music, finding new artists to love, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing with my cats.