August 23, 2016

Riverfest Elora 2016: Day 1: Band 7: Walk Off The Earth - Concert Pictures

Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Walk Off The Earth at Riverfest Elora Bissell Park on August 19, 2016 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Burlington Ontario pop band Walk Off The Earth were the main-stage headliners for the first night of Riverfest Elora. I had heard their album Sing It All Away and liked their infectiously addictive pure pop tunes. I was expecting an excellent, high-energy performance with top notch production values and tons of fun. We certainly got all of that.

What surprised me was the sheer number of cover songs in their set, the frequent repetition of the "Sing It All Away" refrain and what I've started calling "the wedding band medley". They covered Adele's "Hello" and OMI's "Cheerleader", and late in their set, they performed a medley including Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know", Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball", Magic's "Rude", Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself",  The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself", The Temptations' "My Girl", and "Twist and Shout". Looking at their YouTube page, it seems that they really like doing covers so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised.

Check out some of their music: and check them out at The Ex on September 4 with the excellent Beaches opening. It will certainly be a wall-to-wall fun dance party.

"Rule The World"

"Alright"

"Hold On (The Break)"

"I'll Be Waiting"

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