Never have I seen a cover band move a room like this. The guys of Too Many Godz know how to start a party.
There were people dancing to my left, people dancing to my right, people dancing on the bar, and people dancing on the band’s stage. The scene at Black River Barn on Saturday night, where Too Many Godz covered songs like All the Small Things by Blink 182 and What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes, was insane.
Vocalist Mike Rega puts on a show. His expressions and body language really capture the mood of a song, and I never knew what he was going to do next. In fact, I never knew what any band member was going to do next – I walked on stage for a quick photograph and before I knew it, guitarist Steve Esposito jumped on top of the bar to play guitar:
To Steve’s left is a fan who jumped up on the bar as well and played air guitar with him. The people in the crowd could not contain themselves, and the band and the crowd completely fed off each other’s energy.
The diversity of covers was excellent. Too Many Godz were so named, in fact, because, “We play all the Godz of Rock and Roll. There is no particular genre for the band.” And while they do play a variety of music, what won me over was their fantastic renditions of 90s pop and alternative rock.
Forget the work week, leave your worries in the car, and check your inhibitions at the door. When you watch Too Many Godz perform, you forget about everything except the moment and the music.
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