Earlier this year, Trixter released their first new album in twenty years called “New Audio Machine.” Touring in support of the new record, they made a stop in Charlotte as they brought their energetic live show to Amos’s Southend. Unlike many of their counterparts, Trixter still has all four original members with Pete Loran on vocals, Steve Brown on lead guitar, P.J. Farley on bass, and “Gus” Scott on drums.
After being introduced by a local radio personality, Trixter hit the stage and ripped into “On The Road Again” from their second record, “Hear.” Their energy level was over the top and from that point, I knew it was going to be a great show. They seemed just as excited to be there as the crowd was and sounded better than ever. Songs from the new album, “Machine” and “Tattoos & Misery” fit right into the set along with all the old favorites. Pete’s vocals are as strong as ever and really shined on the beautiful ballad, “Surrender.” P.J. and Gus kept a steady and pounding rhythm all night long and lead guitarist Steve Brown was absolutely amazing. He is not only an extraordinary musician but a terrific showman as he was jumping and spinning all night long. At one point, he even played with the guitar behind his back and balanced it on one hand. The highlight of the show for me was the bluesy rock of “Ride The Whip” which had the crowd singing and dancing along.
Trixter really came to have fun and the night was full of spontaneous moments. Pete and P.J. were fist bumping with fans all night long and while the band were passing around a bottle of Crown Royal, Steve grabbed a camera from one of the fans and took some photos for her. There was even a hardware malfunction with the drums. Gus was pounding so hard at one point he had to hold the cymbal on with one hand and used his fist to hit it.
Trixter really impressed me. They looked great, sounded great, and made sure everyone was having a great time. It was definitely the most enjoyable show I have been to in a very long time.
On The Road Again
One In A Million
Road of A Thousand Dreams
Ride the Whip
Tattoos & Misery
Steve Brown Guitar Solo
Line of Fire
Heart of Steel
Give it To Me Good
We would like to thank Trixter for the credentials for the show.