Parachute: Live Review!

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At 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night, Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL was filled nearly to capacity.   Personally, I was surprised at how many guys were in the audience; it was an almost even ratio of men to women.  Matt Wertz opened the show bringing his natural talent to the stage.  His guitar skills and unreal pitch perfect voice were more than impressive.

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I often find it hard to capture a night of music solely with words because they often don’t do it justice.   When it comes to Parachute, this is one of the easiest I’ve yet to write.  I’ve had the fortune of seeing them live a few times previously, but this time, it was different.  The stage was set up with a fog machine and an incredible display of different types of lights.  The band took the stage and started things off with “Meant To Be”.  Each of the band members brings something different to the table.  Will is one of the greatest front men I’ve ever seen; he can command a stage and keep fans engaged, all while maintaining incredible vocals. 

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The band changed up some of their classic songs by mixing things up with different tempos than that of the recorded version.  Parachute had their opening act, Matt Wertz, join them on stage to perform “The Other Side”.  Before beginning the song, Will and Matt talked about something incredible, helping others. Something you wouldn’t expect at a concert. I was blown away by their speech; they are trying to raise enough money in order to build an entire well with help from The Mocha Club.  You can check out the amazing work Mocha club does here.

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Parachute brought their A-Game to Chicago for the rest of the night.  Performing a cover of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” which was unexpected, and it turned out to be better than the original! It seemed like the entire crowd knew almost all of the words to every song Parachute performed, which is something I haven’t experienced before. Kit bringing out the saxophone was one of my favorite moments, along with the band’s witty banter. I highly recommend you check out their indescribable live show when it comes through a city near you.

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Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, and Thought Catalog.