Severence at the BBC in Pembroke

May 28, 2012

Music & Entertainment

Written and recorded by John Donovan                                            After spending the last few weeks within my band “comfort zone” as it were, I found myself at the British Beer Company in Pembroke this past Saturday night for Severence. I’d only seen them play once before, and that was last April. From what I understand, the line-up has changed a bit. The current line-up has Glenn Lauzon on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Erin Carey on lead guitar, Marc Stella on bass, Paul Carroll on keyboards and Paul on drums.

They are just getting back into playing out after taking some time off to recharge the batteries. From what I heard, it seemed like it worked as right from the get go, they made their presence known as they tore into Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love, followed by Journey’s “Stone in Love” and Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion. Their main focus is  80′s rock, but they thrown in a few things from the 70′s to round out what is a set list that isn’t like most bands I’ve seen recently.

They pride themselves on putting on a great show both from the music and visually; as they own more lighting equipment than I’ve seen from anyone else. That along with their own sound guy and you’ve got a band that certainly takes their act seriously and the proof is in the performance.

Right now I don’t see any gigs scheduled in the near future, but I’m sure that’ll  change. For more info, please check them out here at their website or here on Facebook.


Written and recorded by John Donovan