Who: Ginger Ale & the Monowhales
When: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Where: Baltic Avenue, Toronto
In One Word: Bouncy
While the club was empty, Toronto band Ginger Ale and the Monowhales packed enough energy to make up for it.
The five-piece outfit played a tight set, infusing rock riffs with psychedelic synth to keep things fresh and interesting. All seasoned musicians, there was a clear chemistry between members which was brought out in their music.
Singer Sally Shaar packs a punch in her vocals as she danced, jumped and ran on and off the stage without missing a beat. Shaar and the rest of Ginger Ale and the Monowhales treated the night like it was a full house, making me wonder how much more impressive the set would be with a crowd’s energy to feed off of.
Ginger Ale and the Monowhales have a clear give and take on stage, interacting with one another and the few audience members of the night. Even better, it’s clear they are having fun while performing. Their upbeat and rocking set left everyone toe-tapping, head-bobbing and grooving – a performance worthy of a packed venue and room to dance along to the infectiously catchy songs.
Ginger Ale and the Monowhales are anticipating the release of their first album this June, and you can catch them next at The Horseshoe Tavern, March 26th.
© Megan Rach, Music Vice
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