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Fast Romantics + The Honest Heart Collective + Jacquie Neville at The Observatory

Ottawa, Ontario (November 30, 2018)The Observatory Bar at Algonquin College was quite packed for indie rockers Fast Romantics. The band was supported by The Honest Heart Collective and Jacquie Neville.

To start the evening off, one woman show Jacquie Neville began her set with looping vocals and instrumentals. At first, it was felt as though she was taking the crowd into the twilight zone. However, that impression quickly changed when she began to sing. With impressive arena-filling highs, but with lyrical content that makes the event feel as though its just you and her,  Jacquie Neville most certainly knows how to captivate a crowd. With the song Mundane, she slowed things down which truly demonstrated her impressive vocal range. With her new single Lead The Way, Neville got the crowd to move in as close as possible and she split the room in half and got the crowd to sing varying parts of the song. And with that, Jacquie Neville  ended on a high note. So, if you’re into impressive vocals that will take you an on an explorative emotional journey, be sure to give some attention to Jacquie Neville!

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Following Jacquie Neville , was The Honest Heart Collective got the crowd off their feet. They got the crowd engaged, waving their flashlights on their cell phones around during Debts and filled the venue with a pride of true Canadian rock music. The band also paid homage to rock legends The Beatles, with an excellent and captivating cover of Helter SkelterFor their final song, The Honest Heart Collective got the crowd to participate in a sing-a-long for I’ve Got You, and with that they were right. Captivating and engaging the crowd for the better part of an hour, they are a must-see band.

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For the final performance, the Fast Romantics admitted that they were happy to be out of the studio (as they had been busily working on their new album) and wanted to use the shows as a bit of a feeler for the new material.  New song Hallelujah What’s It To Ya? and  Mexico were crowd movers and shakers. However, the band did treat fans to some favourite songs like Julia and Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your Heart. The blend of something old with something new worked for the band and bodes well for the release. Be sure to check them out when they tour near you and keep your eyes peeled for their forthcoming third EP!

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