I have been an Entertainment Writer for nineteen years. In that time, I have covered more concerts than I can remember. I have reviewed every genre of music that has a name from rock to rap, to classical and pop. In that time, I have seen a downward spiral of true, raw and pure rock music. The kind of music that was born in a garage somewhere stripped down with no fillers… just a guitar, bass, and drums, and a sound that is simple, yet powerful enough to rattle your bones. There is only one band that can deliver that for me…!
Great White rolled into the Coconut Creek Casino last night and rocked the Pavilion like it has never been rocked before. Taking the stage in a barrage of smoke, Great White played classic tunes and did a few from their latest album release “Elation”. Performing “Hard to Say Goodbye” from the album sounded great live, and the song continues to climb the charts and, as of this review, is at number 27 on the Classic Rock Charts. Judging by the crowd’s reaction to their performance, Great White has not missed a step since their inception, and the band sounds as strong as ever. It is easy to see why this latest creation is doing well with their fans.
Lead singer Terry ILouse, along with guitarists Michael Lardie and Mark Kendall, bassist Scott Snyder, and Audie Desbrow on drums, are a perfect machine that has continued to improve and deliver the kind of music that is slowly disappearing. It is easy to see that Great White, and the kind of music they play, is what people want to hear. You just don’t hear songs like “Once Bitten Twice Shy” and “Rock Me” on the radio anymore. Hopefully Great White will continue to tour and gain new fans that may not be familiar with their style of music and bring them around
Vince Neil, minus his Motley Crue cohorts, also shared the stage with Great White last night, but this is a Great White review. That will have to wait for another day.
Great White has been rockin’ the world now for thirty years. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, the band has come through, shedding its skin and emerging triumphantly to rock another day. At this rate, it might not be safe to go back into the water.
To purchase Elation and visit the bands website, visit www.greatwhiterocks.com
Many thanks go to Melissa Kucirek for making this review, and interview with Michael Lardie, possible.