By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England Correspondent
Venue:The Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncaseville, Connecticutt–Saturday, September 30, 2017
For over 25 years Vertical Horizon has been providing a steady stream of Post Grunge/Alt Rock that plays easy to the crowd but provides an edge that keeps the music relevant and interesting. Original founder Matt Scannell’s unique vocals being the one constant, this band started as a duo but has morphed over the years into a hard working quartet that never stops gigging.
With a special nod to entertaining the troops, Vertical Horizon travels around the world performing hits from six albums that date back to ’92. Saturday night at the Wolf Den was no different as Vertical Horizons rolled out hit songs from a body of work has grown over the years to include such hits as “Best I Ever Had (grey sky morning)”, and “You’re a God” (featured in the movie Bruce Almighty).
All night, the band featuring guitarists Donovan White and Matty Robbins along with drummer Ron LaVella, played loose and loud while Matt Scannell chatted it up between songs with the loyal crowd. Scannell’s vocals are a perfect match for this genre, as displayed during “ Sunshine”, “ Lovestruck”, “ Trying to Find A Purpose”, and for a change of pace, he squeezed in an excellent cover of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”.
Vertical Horizon finished their set with everyone on their feet and singing their hugely popular song from the certified double platinum album by the same name, “Everything You Want”
Written In The Stars
Trying to Find Purpose
Best I Ever Had
When You Cry
Not Gonna Save You
You’re A God
Everything You Want
You Never Let Me Down
Broken Over You
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