THE TABLOIDS – The Yale Hotel – November 2, 2010
Tonight a good friend invited a bunch of us to check out his new band, The Tabloids. They were playing their first showcase in front at The Yale Hotel.
Having heard same friend’s previous band on occasion, most recently also at The Yale, I had a direct comparison to tonights act. The Tabloids certainly impressed us! For only recently assembling, they were incredibly tight and really worked well together. At first we thought the couple of female singers were superfluous to needs but we soon warmed up as one of them belted out her part of “Under Pressure”. All the songs in The Tabloids repertoire are of British decent and they really suited the two lead singers as well as the harmonies of the four singers.
Partly because of the material, but mostly because of the product they were laying down on the stage the 45 minute set flew by in an instant. I would heartily recommend we return to see their next gig.
Even though some amazing R & B legends have graced their iconic stage one of the best things about The Yale is it’s still support of new, music and bands.
The home of Rythm & Blues for decades The Yale is one of the few that has refreshingly not become a ‘hipster’ hangout…it’s still a iconic tavern, showcasing great music for people of all ages and demographics. The Yale is a valuable piece of downtown Vancouver’s entertainment scene.
I hope The Tabloids also become a valuable piece of Vancouver’s entertainment scene too. If they last a tenth as long as the century old fixture on Granville Street they will be doing alright for themselves!