Following their first headline shows at Jumpin’ Jacks and Think Tank? this past year, the energetic rock band decided to broaden their horizons. They played the larger Northumbria Institute 2 for this particular show.
Previous live shows for FEVA have included supporting The Pale White at Newcastle’s Riverside. This is along with performances at the last two Hit The North festivals consecutively. However, the energy displayed at this show topped any past performance.
Named as one of the most hardworking North East bands, FEVA have gained a hardcore and dedicated fanbase, with ticket holders even travelling overseas from France to attend the local artist’s show.
Vocalist and guitarist Sam Reynolds has an unstoppable energy when the band are on stage. w More of his time is spent climbing on the on-stage monitors and joining the crowd, rather than actually singing on stage.
At the show a there was a surprise performance on 2 of their tracks by The Pale White’s lead guitarist / vocalist Adam Hope. He covered Reynolds’ guitar section so he wouldn’t be constrained to the stage for their whole set.
The reverb soaked vocals on tracks such as ‘Waiting Room’ and ‘You’ are seen to be fan favourites, with many members of the crowd attempting to crowd surf in the small venue.
Surprisingly, even unreleased tracks like ‘My Woman’ gained a chanted chorus, from fans who have attended several of their live shows. Bassist Tommy Errington acts like there is no better place to be than playing live. It is rare to see artists on stage who seem to enjoy their live shows as much as their fans do.