What’s Left: 187 Days. 55 Bands.
Band #45: Eddy B & Tim Gunter
When/Where: February 24th, Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
Expectations: A young local hip hop group, but I expect them to rally their local fans with energy and popular songs remixed into hip hop songs.
Concert: Let me start with a disclaimer. I will add this on to every act that I saw on this night, to be fair. I put on this show, so of course I think the concert rocked. That being said, though, I’m going to give my best shot at honest critiquing. Eddy B & Tim Gunter did indeed bring out a local crowd. I’m not sure there are many concerts that start at 8 that see a wave of people come for the first opener and then leave, but these two guys were the cause of that on Thursday night. It’s easy to see that they’ve got a local following. They were both super excited for the show and anxious to get on the stage. After hearing the giddiness straight from their mouths, I wish they were able to rowdy up the crowd even a bit more than they did, but I’ll admit, it’s tough getting a crowd going at a hip hop show, particularly when you’re the first set and some people in the room don’t know your music. They were good, though. Eddy had people waving their arms around in the air, and I was actually incredibly impressed by Tim’s ability to get the crowd going despite being the guy behind the computer at the back of the stage. These two were fun to watch, and it was clear that the crowd liked them, as the second they stepped off stage people were chanting “Eddy B! Eddy B! Eddy B!”
Also of note: Eddy B & Tim Gunter asked me if they could bring a surprise guest on stage for the last song. I asked who it was, and when they said Young Prince, I immediately said yes. Aside from simply being a fan of YP’s music, I had seen footage of him performing and knew that it would be a sight to see. Sure enough, it was. Young Prince has the incredible talent of getting a crowd going by simply his demeanor and movements on stage. I loved seeing him perform, and his Ghostbusters sweater might have been one of the highlights of my night.
Concert Afterglow: I think these guys have room to improve, in that they can continue to release original music rather than simply remixes of popular songs, but that’s certainly a starting point, and as we hear more original tracks from them, I wouldn’t be surprised if their names made it beyond North Carolina.
Recommendation: Check out their song “Fall From A Cloud.”
Written by Lydia
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