MATISYAHU SHOW REVIEW PORTLAND, ME
Show review by Kevsonik for ReggaeReflection.com
Location: State Theater,
609 Congress St. Portland Maine
Start time: 08:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Overall Rating: 10/10
Back ground: The international known and acclaimed fusion artist Matisyahu at the age of 32 has an incredible list of credible events to his name.
Matthew Paul Miller (Born on June 30, 1979) better known as Matisyahu finely developed his seamless style of melodically blending contemporary elements of Roots Reggae, Up-tempo hip hop, Beat Boxing and high energy Rock. Matisyahu has worked with some of the industry’s best producers including the legendary duo Sly and Robbie.
Upcoming Tour Dates: www.matisyahuworld.com
Newest Release: Miracle EP, 2011
The Good: The show started on time, with a warm up-tempo roots beat. The backing band was Dub Trio. Dub Trio is a unique band with only three musicians. The musicians play multiple instruments and hence they create a complete and authentic sound by carefully sequencing their contributions. Matisyahu entered from the left and sang his famous track Open the Gates. The band transitioned into a wildly high BPM moment and then evolved into Motivate. One of the cool elements of his Performance was how well he would feature his own lyrical work and then the immense talent of the band. The performance mesmerized their fans which were of all ages. He brought the night ¾’s way with the fan favorite, One Day. The night was full of enchantment which included a massive fan exodus to the stage, which was a truly amazing sight to see the many smiling excited faces celebrating the moment. He closed the night with Miracle, a song from his latest work.
Possible Improvement: Matisyahu and the Dub Trio Band could do with an additional sound element such as a DJ dropping cool blips, blip’s and wooops in the right places, this option could enable the band to have more of live, technical set.
Final remarks: Matisyahu continues to demonstrate a very admirable pattern of interacting with his audience. The best part is to see how people enjoy every moment of his performance. Watching the smiling faces of fans says a lot about the work of a performing artist.
Regards – Kevsonik, correspondent for Reggae Reflection
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