Katie Herzig Concert Recap
The band Sawyer opened for Katie Herzig at Club Dada Sunday night. The indie sparkle-pop duo, Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey of Sawyer, started the band after breaking up with their boyfriends on the same day, and having a bunch of extra time on their hands. They opened with an acapella version of “Wannabe” by their “patron saints”, the Spice Girls. Then, the duo launched into some new tracks. Their performance was as exciting as their music, as the two women howled into the microphone harmonizing as their hair bounced to with the energy of the songs.
Headliner Katie Herzig later welcomed the crowd at the Club Dada accompanied by the angelic harmonization of the rest of her band. After playing “Strangers” on the guitar, Katie switched to the keyboard, and showed her musical versatility as she traded instruments throughout the concert. Katie performed from her dynamic album, Moment of Bliss, which was released in March. Moment of Bliss is about “missing out on being in the moment,” which she discovered was caused by how much time she spent on her phone. Katie then performed “Say It Out Loud,” a cry of concern for this planet.
The last song in her set, which she performed alone, was a song of encouragement that she wrote for a friend, “Feel Alive.” The formality of the performance was broken when she began to take requests from the crowd. An old fan of hers, Eric, requested “Fools Gold,” a song from Katie’s 2006 album. She played the song perfectly but the lyrics escaped her so she called to her fan “you know the melody, you should come up and sing it with me!” Eric hopped on stage, and the song came together seamlessly.