Windsor Natives and fast rising rockers, Autumn Kings, opened a high powered hometown concert headlined by The Tea Party on their Black River tour on the Colosseum stage at Caesars Windsor on Thursday night (April 18).
Forming in 2015 the band’s success is a testament to their talent, persistence, and ability to navigate the music industry. Autumn Kings immediately had the audience “stuck in the moment” opening with “Devil in Disguise” off their debut album Silver Screens. Released in March of 2017, band member Jake Diab describes the album as “an Active Rock Heavy Hitter”. Just months after the song’s release the Detroit Red Wings picked up on this powerful high energy rock anthem playing it during home games. Since then several other NHL teams have been using the song in their stadiums.
After a fun and intense cover or “Livin’ La Vida Loca”, the band went into, what is an infectious rock tune, in “Illusion” also off their debut album. Guitarist Jake Diab went crazy unleashing an arsenal of riffs on the audience. The young rocker along with his bandmates displayed a commanding stage presence with the ability to connect with their audience while exuding tons of energy.
The audience, with encouragement from vocalist Joe Coccimiglio, began chanting “oh wa oh” when the band performed the first of several songs, in this case “Need Your Love”, off their latest album Electrified.
Next off Electrified the band went into what Coccimiglio describes as “already a fan favourite” in the catchy tune “Lights Go Out”. This is another song that has the potential to become another Autumn Kings rock anthem. Members of the audience screamed in approval through out the song.
The band, thrilled to be playing in front of their hometown took a moment to thank everyone who has helped them get where they are today. “It started right here in Windsor, in our hometown, we owe it all to you Windsor,” they told the crowd. Thanking everyone who has followed them from the time they were just a “baby band.”
Autumn Kings closed their set with Want You To Stay also off of Electrified. Throughout the song Diab shredded the guitar, Nick Predhomme went nuts on the drums, and always smiling Tibor Bognar blew everyone away on bass. Coccimiglio’s vocals were indeed impressive especially at the conclusion of the song as he belted out “I Want You To Stay!”
Without a doubt Autumn Kings will be filling stadiums around the world in the near future!
For more about the band visit http://www.autumnkings.com
Article by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor
Photos by Dan Boshart
Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.