I am running out of superlatives for Santa Cruz.
On September 5th I saw them perform live for the third time this year. Was this their best performance yet? Possibly not but there was enough variety in their set to make you want to go back for more.
So my 4th time in total and I went with a few Santa Cruz noobies. I think it is difficult not to be somewhat impressed by what they do and how they do it!!
Comparing the last gig I saw them perform in at Nosturi, there were a few changes to the setlist. Most noticeable was the live debut of “Can You Feel the Rain”. I was delighted at this since it is one of my favourite Santa Cruz songs with super-dreamy guitar work.
They also had a bit of fun with Middy, their bass player, taking over vocals for a quick rendition of “Passenger” with Archie (singer/guitar) plucking away at the bass.
Their full set is below, taken from Setlist.fm.
Anthem for the Young N’ Restless
Nothing Compares to You
Let Me (Lay My Love On You)
Bye Bye Babylon
6 (66) Feet Under
Let Them Burn
Can You Feel the Rain
We Are the Ones to Fall
Wasted & Wounded
An honourable mention should go to the support band for the evening. Shiraz Lane are another glam / metal band that appear to have a few very catchy tunes. They could be one to watch in the future.
What was the highlight for you?