HALIFAX ALBUM RELEASE SHOW AT THE KHYBER
On Sunday night, Tim Crabtree (AKA Paper Beat Scissors) stood in front of a crowd of attentive listeners for the Halifax album release show of his new album. He was backed by an impressive cast he dubbed the Paper Beat Scissors Rock Band. Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse) played lap steel and electric guitars, Gina Burgess (Gypsophilia) played violin, Kyle Cunjack (Olympic Symphonium) was poked fun at because of his Magnum P.I. moustache and played bass while Ryan Brown (Glory Glory) wore glasses and played the drums.
The room was dark, the only light being provided by two lights and Christmas lights, or as Crabtree calls them, fairy lights. He is from the UK afterall. The lighting allowed the audience to zero in and focus on the music. Crabtree showed why he has a reputation for a great live performer, showing great range of vocals. At times soft whispers that grow into emotional screams. As good as his album is, it doesn’t quite do his voice justice in comparison to the live show.
Having a full band added to the show. The violin and pedal steel together provided a haunting atmosphere to compliment Crabtree’s vocals. Mike Feuerstack really added to the songs, knowing just when to throw in a little extra guitar without overpowering the performance.
Below are videos of the tracks Rest Your Bones and Let Me In from his new album.
Rest Your Bones
Let Me In