Local favorites Face Dancer took the stage at McAvoys last week and rocked it out as only they know how. Performing some of their classics and songs off their new release Brave New Faces, the band, who have been performing live regularly now for the past year, are still one of the best live acts out there playing the Baltimore circuit.
Guitarist David Utter, who last year could not perform with the band because of an accident, is back and better than ever. Playing in front of a full house, the band, lead singer John West, guitarists Jeff Adams, Charlie Thomas, and Utter, bassist PJ Lee, and drummer Phil Brotman, who is filling in for original drummer Billy Trainor, started the evening off with “Time Bomb” before playing selections “Mr.Shakedown,” “15 Minutes,” and more from the new album. As always, the fan favorite and smash hit “Red Shoes” ended the evening, and their incredible live set.
“The band is doing great and we are consistently reconnecting with fans and making new ones,” said Lee. “We continue to gel as a unit.” Utter and West also sat down with reporters for a documentary being done for the club Hammerjacks, which is set to reopen sometime next year. Face Dancer will be scheduled to play there when that happens.
If you have not been able to see the band play live, your next chance will be in Essex, MD at the VFW on Saturday, August 19th. It will be their one-year anniversary of this new incarnation of the band playing live. You can also pick up the new album there or on their website, facedancer.com.