Seventh Day Slumber
Seventh Day Slumber is a rock/metal group. I saw them late Thursday night and really enjoyed them! I couldn't really hear the singer very well, but that's not the bands fault, it's the sound guys. But they are very talented! I wrote about them in a post last year where I mentioned their drummer is 14! It's so cool. He is really talented and it was awesome to see them live again! If I had to recommend one song to you, it would be "We are the Broken."
Britt Nicole has a lot of really fun, upbeat songs! She has a little bit more of an electronic style of music which I'm generally not a fan of but she is not bad! Plus, her band has two dancers, which brought a lot of energy to the set. They did a good job!
I missed Jeremy Camp last year at Lifest, which I was pretty upset about afterwards when I heard how good he was. Fortunately, he was back this year and I got to see him! We were pretty close up too, which was nice! And he was really good. He tied for 3rd place with Josh Wilson (whom I mentioned in my post last week!) I think my favorite song by him is "Living Word of God."
I hear Casting Crowns a LOT on the radio (those Christian radio stations, always playing the same songs over and over again!) so I wasn't super excited to see them. This was the only band that I listened to that I wasn't standing up in the front. That kind of took away from the experience I'm sure, but to me it didn't seem like it was much different from the recordings anyway.
Remember Peter Furler, from the old Newsboys? Well, he was there! He played electric guitar and also had a drummer and a bassist I hadn't heard of. Basically he just played a bunch of bits and pieces of some old Newsboys songs. He didn't play the whole songs though, because he couldn't remember all the chords. (You think I'm joking? I'm dead serious, he said that.) The whole concert was very unprofessional, it was clear he had no plan going in. But it was cool to hear some of the old classics live for the first (and likely last) time.
Fireflight is one of the few female-led rock groups (at least as far as I know.) Their singer, Dawn Michele, is really really talented. This is another band that I wanted to see last year, but unfortunately we left Saturday night before they played last year so I missed them. But I got to see them this year, and it was awesome! One of my favorite songs they did was "Stronger than You Think."
For KING & COUNTRY
WOW. Nothing I could say is going to do them justice. This was easily the best concert I have been to, EVER. They are SOO good! And what's even cooler is they were so down to earth. They talked about a lot of things going on in their personal lives, they came OFF THE STAGE and started walking around taking pictures with people and hugging people, and they walked right by us! They were SO. GOOD. Literally, I can't explain just how good they were. All I know is no matter who you are, if you ever get the chance, go and see them. I promise you won't regret it. They are playing in Milwaukee in November so check that out if you're interested!
And there you have it, my thoughts on the bands of Lifest 2016! What do you guys think of these bands? Interested in checking out any of them? Let's talk in the comment section!