There’s no better way to spend a Monday night than at The Basement, and on the evening in question attendees watched the indie band The Wonderlands take the stage. The band demonstrated their musical talents as well as their alluring stage presence. The band has a quirky sense of humor, as seen on their social media pages, which, come to find out, isn't a bit. However, it was this same sense of humor that resonated with the audience.
The band is a quintet hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, which plays pop music while including elements of other genres, such as jazz and alternative. Despite the fact that this is the band’s first ever headline tour, it was clear to the crowd that they had an affinity for the stage. Their impressive vocals in combination with enchanting performances by the guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and drummer, showcased a band that’s bound to accomplish big things throughout their career.
Attendees were quite literally moved by The Wonderlands contagious energy, which was evident just by taking a look around the room. Throughout their entire performance the crowd danced, rarely remaining still. A noteworthy moment took place after Miles Jena, the band’s lead vocalist, humorously stated, “That group over there is a good dancer! I like to call it the white person two-step… Sorry to roast you guys.” His clever remark caused the audience to laugh, adding yet another layer of connection between the band and their audience.
For those who didn’t attend The Wonderlands debut headline tour, it’s safe to say you missed out. Given the band’s unquestionable talent and charismatic stage presence, this most definitely won’t be the last opportunity to attend one of their shows, though! The Wonderlands’ current path promises an exciting journey, not just for the band, but for their growing fan base as well.
- Jenna Wilkinson
Photos Courtesy of Kayla Eileen Michaud (For Bell Music Magazine)