Intimate Encounter: Dragonette Performs Live in Miami
Written by S.Renée
Friday evening, guests at Miami’s Grand Central event venue were treated to a pre-4th of July firework display, in the form of an intimate, yet massive performance by Canadian electro-music band, Dragonette. The band’s front woman, Martina Sorbara, gave a
blow-out performance, leaving her fans grabbing for more, and me wondering how she, from such a small frame, was able to belt out a wide variation of glorious notes and keep up the amount of energy only reserved for toddlers in their “terrible twos” without even a hitch of fatigue. Complete with her bandmates, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, and drummer Joel Stouffer, the trio gave a stellar, high impact show, packed with cathy numbers and dance-worthy tunes, a clear justification of their earning the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year for “Hello” in April 2012, and their collaboration with Target for the company’s first Canadian ad campaign in Feb. 2013, in which
they recorded a version of “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?,” the theme song to the popular children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The hour long show found true fans singing along to
some of their more popular tracks, “Hello,” “Let It Go,” and “My Legs,” and everyone enjoying the personal attention the group gave to the cozy crowd. The band even returned for an encore performance at the end, pleasing the audience to no end, and leaving a positive lasting impression that, if kept up in every live show, will work in their favor every single time, and is certainly a driving force behind their success thus far. Dragonette – get into them. You will not be disappointed.
Photos by S. Renée