I’ve been very fortunate over the last few years to make friends with many great folks in the greater South Shore band community. Some I’ve know for years before my current hobby as it were, others I’ve met along the way due to those long-term friendships. I consider myself very lucky. This past Saturday, I ventured into unknown territory as I went to see and cover a band that’s been on my short list of bands to see. That band is Blind Ambition. This was unknown territory for me because usually when I go and cover a band for the first time, someone from a band I’m familiar with will say that I should go see them and that they’ll let that band know I’m coming that night and tells the band what I do. That way, I’m a bit more comfortable. In this case, I just showed up out of the blue to the Venus III. I spoke with the band and struck up a conversation with their photo guy Jim and after that it was off to a great night of entertainment.
One thing was evident to me right off the bat; these guys have a very fervent following. The dance floor was filled up in no time flat and did not let up the entire night. These guys are as tight a band as I’ve seen. Everything is just so spot on that you can tell they’ve put in the time and passion to become one of the premier cover bands on the South Shore. They have a set list that includes some of songs I’ve heard from other bands such as “Sex on Fire” by Kings of Leon and “Lonely Boy” by the Black Keys. They also do songs I’ve heard no other band cover such as “Harder to Breathe” by Maroon 5 and “Animal” by Neon Trees. These guys have great diversity. The last set had them do a few songs they had planned on, then jump into requests from the friends and fans that turned up the dance floor a few notches. It was obvious to this outside observer that the band and their fans have a great connection and that a Blind Ambition gig is more than just another night out to see a band, that it’s a full-blown party with some great guys who happen to be very good musicians.
Blind Ambition is Matthew Moran on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Billy Parsons on lead guitar, Ken Webb on bass and Mark Groleau on drums. They have many gigs lined up for the rest of the year. Their next gig is Friday, July 20 at Barretts Ale House in Bridgewater. You can find out more info on them here at their website.