I was lucky enough to catch Sate twice during TURF, the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. The first show is featured here, and took place at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on September 17. Sate was sandwiched between New Brunswick's Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and headliners Fishbone.
Sate leads the band with her amazing voice and captivating presence. The band backs her up and takes the spotlight as needed with the heavy riffs, shredding and wailing guitar leads, super-solid and tight rhythm section (so enthusiastic that the bass player broke his strap pin right off his bass) and classic keyboard sounds. This is a full powerhouse musical package. And yes, we all left thoroughly sated.
Angelo from Fishbone even came out to enjoy some tunes, sitting on the edge of the stage, as enraptured by Sate as the rest of us. To return the favour, Sate came out to rock with Fishbone during their set.
"What Did I Do"