by Dan Emmons
Philly rock band John and Brittany left a lasting impression on this writer Friday night at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street. I cannot remember the last time I saw a band, with no knowledge of their catalog, and was blown away by every song. From catchy riffs, to vocal dominance and a wildly energetic stage show, J&B sold me from the second they hit the stage.
Let’s be honest, the formula just works with these guys (“Guys” being used loosely of course). From the core they have excellent songwriting and incredibly attention grabbing composition. Then you add John Faye’s frantic stage presence, vocal prowess and hair-do that starts combed neatly, but by the end of the set looks like a Nick Nolte mug shot from rockin’ out.
His counterpart, and half of the J&B title, is the stunning Brittany Rotondo who has as bright of a personality on stage as her shiny purple hair. Do not for a second think she is all flash and no substance, she holds her own when she picks up the axe. The two are a perfect on stage compliment to each other.
A big hat’s off to the drummer and bassist who filled in for the members who could not make it, they were so tight I had no idea they were not part of the group.
There are few bands I would say are an absolute MUST SEE, but John and Brittany are with out a doubt one of them. With new releases and even a music video in the works, J&B are not taking a break. Congratulations on an excellent show, and adding another fan to the undoubtedly growing list.
Photos by: www.breaktheglassphoto.com