Bell X1 @ El Mocambo Club
March 12, 2008 - Toronto, ON
By Catherine Li / Brandon Teed
Welcome to Canada
Photos by Catherine Li / Brandon Teed
Photos By Catherine Li / Brandon Teed
"They've lost some of our bags," said Paul Noonan, Bell X1's front man on a cold, Wednesday night. A rough way to start their first extensive North American tour, the cliché of poor airline service didn't stop Bell X1 from making their inaugural appearance in Toronto. Even though they were a few bags short, Bell managed to bring all that was needed to impress a near capacity crowd at the venerable venue known as El Mo'.
Critically acclaimed from Ireland, Bell X1 managed to cross over to North America at breakneck speeds after one of Noonan's songs was featured on the indie lauchpad television series Grey's Anatomy.
As a result, Flock, their third studio album, was recently released in North America, and judging by the crowd's familiar reactions to older favorites, it's safe to say the audience was filled with long-time followers who were anticipating their first Toronto visit.
El Mocambo provided an intimate backdrop for their hour plus set full of highlights: Flame, Bigger Than Me, Tongue, and I'll See Your Heart And Raise You Mine. And the biggest sign of appreciation from a band experiencing newfound success abroad? They mingled with fans for over an hour, signing autographs, taking pictures, and chatting.
Despite the cold, it's obvious why fans are drawn to their flame.
My First Born For A Song
Bigger Than Me
Next To You
Eve, The Apple Of My Eye
Rocky Took A Lover
White Water Song
Bad Skin Day
Snakes and Snakes
I'll See Your Heart And Raise You Mine
bellx1.com - official site
Bell X1 Letterman Appearance