By David Lucas, Rock at Night Orlando
Venue: House of Blues Orlando
Show Review: November 4, 2022
Native Noise is a one hour block of local Central Florida musicians that can be heard on 101.1 WJRR every Sunday at 11:00 PM hosted by Supa Dave (supadaveonair). January 2020 was the last show for local bands at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida due to COVID-19 pandemic. Now they are back, Orlando locals are taking on the stage at the House of Blues once again with a mega lineup of F.I.L.T.H., Breathing Theory, SoulSwitch and Dark Divine. Walking around before showtime and in between sets it was great to see a lot of familiar faces from other local artists out showing their love and support for each other. Members of Copper Bones, NoSelf, Red Calling, Auditory Armory and Bobby Keller to name a few.
First up to the stage, the black and green boys of F.I.L.T.H. also known on their social media as wearefilth. These guys stand out with their black and neon green neck and bow-ties with black button-down shirts. I have seen these guys perform a couple times at small venues like the Haven Lounge in Winter Park and Shovelhead Lounge in Longwood and have been waiting for the day to catch this at the House of Blues.
Breathing Theory up second and no strangers to the stage at the House of Blues. A set that was packed full of energy, Front-man Cory with his powerhouse vocals kicked off their set with “The Nothing” from their 2020 album “Balance.” Breathing Theory is one of those bands that enjoys their fans just as much as their fans enjoy seeing them perform. At one point Cory jumped down off the stage walking around in front of the stage so he could mingle with the band’s diehard fans.
SoulSwitch is a band that is very comfortable on the big stage having played Earthday Birthday event more than any other band with Sevendust running second. SoulSwitch was full of tricks for this show. For the third song of their set, who walks out onto the stage? None other than Supa Dave himself, sporting black and red to match his brothers in the band. The fun and excitement didn’t stop there–they invited original former front-man Tom Huestis to the stage to join them on their last song. The sound of both Tom and Paul’s vocals together raised the roof off the house!
This was my first time seeing Dark Divine live. Definitely was not disappointed. As I moved around the photo pit for the first three songs I could hear the singing along and screaming when the band started to play the opening bars for the next song. The audience engagement was a joy to hear and see. With every song front-man Anthony Martinez interacted with everyone from talking to, having everyone jumping to banging their heads. This may have been my first time, but it is not the last time I will see these guys live. I’m already watching for future show dates.
Thanks to WJRR the next Orlando Rocks show will be January 6, 2023; making his solo debut Bobby Keller, The Dev, NoSelf and for their album release party Copper Bones will perform.
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