Concert Review: Carb On Carb, Wiri Donna & ShannenGeorgiaPetersen – Tuning Fork June 17, 2021

This latest installation of Tuning Fork‘s “Thursdays I’m In Love” monthly series bring us short, sharp sets from Carb On Carb, Wiri Donna and ShannenGeorgiaPetersen.

You’d be excused if some of the names on the bill are unfamiliar as this is The Tuning Fork’s “Monthly Music Discovery Night”. Sure Carb On Carb are wily veterans but Wiri Donna and ShannenGeorgiaPetersen are relative newcomers.

As a matter of fact, this is the very first gig for ShannenGeorgiaPetersen as a band…s o I will cut them some slack and let them get a few under their belt before critiquing.

Wiri DonnaUp next was Wiri Donna and, for me, this was the highlight of the evening.

Wire Donna is Biance Bailey (vocals/guitar), Ethan Roberts (guitar), Harrison Scholes (bass) and James MacEwan (drums).

And from the first creeping bass line of their first song, Being Alone, I was drawn in. Despite wearing a cheery yellow top, Bailey’s songs find some dark ncorners.

“They told me what to do with my body. I should have told them it was my fucking body”, was just one line from that first somg.

Carb on Carb

It wasn’t all doom and gloom, but it was very good. The audience noticed and paid attention and gave the band the respect they earned.

Carb on Carb

The headliner for the evening was Carb On Carb (Nicole Gaffney & James Stutely). They raised the volume, but started a bit slowly. However their 25 minute set did catch fire and they aquitted themselves well, wrapping up with an oldie from their first album (Phenomenial Ladies) and then a new one: BE My Mirror.

It was a night of live debuts both for bands and songs and the crowd was loving it. But sure to tune in next month.

Marty Duda

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