The Danny Sylvester Band and Sandi Skye were recently at Lasso Live in Pembroke and had this bar rocking out country style deep into the early hours. These two singers/songwriters were the perfect pairing for a night to just sing, dance and let go and have good time and from all appearances that’s exactly what the audience did.
Sandi took the stage first and from my experiences at her shows, wowed the audience. Her set consisted of original material – one song being Country Groove, as well as covers which included Shania Twain and Lady Antebellum – covers that she absolutely nails.
This was not my first time seeing Sandi perform live and I can honestly say she gets better with each performance. Her voice is soulful and strong and her presence on stage is about as natural as you will find.
Accompanying her is an equally strong set of band members. These guys are the real thing. They demonstrate their talent and skills and night after night and complement the vocals perfectly. My favorite moment this night was the duet she does of the Lady Antebellum hit song “Need You Know” with her guitar player. This pairing did justice in every way and I was glued to it.
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Danny hit the stage around 11:30pm. In case you’ve been hiding out in a secluded region and haven’t see him play you are missing out on a part of the future of music. Danny is a Quebec born singer who, according to his bio, was singing Blue Suede Shoes at age two. No surprise here – his persona on stage shows his powerful presence that draws you in to whatever he’s doing at the moment and that doesn’t happen overnight.
The dance floor was filled as he delivered his rock meets country style sound of music. His vocals are strong and gritty with a touch that was his own style. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I was enjoying whatever it was.
He also plays acoustic guitar and both he and the lead guitar player seem have a connection that works well and delivers some cool guitar licks and playing.
What I really enjoyed and what resonated about this show was the passion both Danny and Sandi have when they perform. This is not something that is taught or learned – it comes from within and you either have it or you don’t. Finally, and notably, the crowd really seemed to appreciate these two performers and at the end of the day that’s a key indicator of your success. I’d highly recommend catching these two class acts when they are in your area. You will not be disappointed.