It’s Saturday night, around 11pm and Perth rockers Legs Electric are about to take us on a “bohemian rock journey” Ama Quinsee the frontwoman declares as the ladies enter the stage composed with confidence, attitude and style. This is the 5th show of their “Two Sides” regional tour around Aus, showcasing their new EP.
The front woman, Ama, has a strong stage presence whipping about her thick blonde mane while belting out powerful vocals and playing the tambourine. So do the rest of the band members owning their instruments and adding strong backing vocals in harmony. At times I’m mesmerised by Elana Haynes on the left of the stage absolutely shredding some killer solos on lead guitar, then over to Kylie Soane’s skilled and powerful drumming, then to Erin Gooden rocking out on the bass. Ama introduces the songs with wit – engaging with the audience which bands don’t always do, so credit to her.
My favourite songs performed include “Wanna Riot” with interesting, energetic riffs, as the name suggests. As well as another killer song with a guest guitarist “Black Magic”, followed by “Trigger” and “Dark Paradise.” I absolutely love “Dark Paradise” and they do an incredible live version. The band room continues to fill up as they play some favourites like “Kingdom” and “She’s Like a Saint”, and encore with “Illicit love.”
The set was a great mix of old favourites from their first EP, songs from their new EP ‘Two Sides’ and some new tracks. Legs Electric produce infectious, hook driven, toe tapping rock n’ roll that appeals to a wide audience. They have a fantastic, energetic and engaging live show. The band has been gaining traction for a few years now and it was wonderful to see them in such a intimate venue before they take on the world.
When: Saturday July 28 2018
Where: The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne
Reviewed by Lauren McKinnon