Two of Canada’s popular youth artists, Scott Helman and Ria Mae, brought their joint headlining tour, Scott VS Ria to the Bronson Centre in Ottawa on October 13.
The show opened with Jonathan Roy, from the moment Jonathan started to sing and move about the stage the audience was glued to his every note. He songs ranged from a reggae, pop to a folk sound. At one moment he shared a very personal story about his parents divorce and his mother’s depression 10 years ago then sang a song he wrote about it but never recorded it on the album.
Ria Mae was up next. She opened with one of her hits and her strong vocals and presence had the crowd hooked from the first note. The news songs she played had a more mellow tone to them and the crowd was fully engaged and entertained.
Following Ria was Scott Helman, he is youthful and energetic and all this draws you in from the first song. His songs have a youthful feel to them and you could see this by the audience below his who held on to his every word.
Photos by Rob Blanchette, Review by Anne Blanchette
For a list of upcoming shows presented by Spectrasonic in Ottawa visit www.spectrasonic.com