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Their name always does justice to who they are as performers, artists, and above all entertainers. The British rock band The Heavy is all set to give a heavy downpour of entertainment this year. Kelvin Swaby’s Curtis Mayfield inspired vocals accompanied by a large variety of musical genres will definitely get you recharged and rebooted. Coming from Noid, England, The Heavy has been enjoying the critical and commercial success that has come their way. Providing the listeners with genres such as neo soul, funk, indie rock, and garage rock the band has managed to capture the attention of many. Their songs Sixteen, Girl, Oh No Not You Again give an idea about the bands inspirations; Terry Reid, Dyke & the Blazers, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins etc . So get the real essence of the band by purchasing The Heavy tickets as they will indeed rock the venue with high-on-energy performance.

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About The Heavy

 
Ever since their emergence The Heavy has been in the limelight for all the right reasons. In 2008 they were chosen as Artist of the Day by Spin. The same year they were on Rolling Stone’s Hot List while also making their presence known at the South by Southwest music festival. The song How You Like Me Now has been a milestone in their career. It has been featured in various TV series such as Entourage, White Collar, Rookie Blue, Community while making its way into movies like Ted, Horrible Bosses, The Fighter, This Means War, The Change-Up etc. Other songs that have received a fairly wide coverage include; The Kind of Man, Short Change Hero, Who Needs the Sunshine, The Big Bad Wolf and What Makes a Good Man. The band has released three studio albums; Great Vengeance and Furious Fire, The House that Dirt Built and The Glorious Dead in 2007, 2009 and 2012 respectively.
 
The debut album met with considerably positive response welcoming the band to the music scene. It made an impact on the listeners and the critics for its conventional yet urban sound while again reflecting the The Heavy’s influences; Prince, Isaac Hayes, Gnarls Barkley, and Jimi Hendrix being a few. The album offered a healthy combination of pop rock, soul, neo-soul, R&B, dance rock, and alternative indie rock. The songs Colleen, Who Needs the Sunshine, Girl, The Kind of Man emerged as headliners. The album received 3.5/5 stars from Allmusic and Blender while PopMatters gave it 7/10 stars. The second album The House that Dirt Built was another feather in the cap as the band again managed to retain the retro charm but with a dash of their personal style. Known for being diverse, The Heavy lived up to its lofty expectations by offering garage rock, soul and punk but this time around also touching reggae and country. How You Like Me Now, Oh No Its You Again, Short Change Hero, No Time, Cause for Alarm, and Sixteen are among the songs that stole the limelight.
 
Thus the critics’ response was just as good as the album amassed 3.5/5 stars from Allmusic and 7/10 stars from Contact Music and PopMatters. John Bergstorm from PopMatters commented on the sound of the band by describing it as “Heavy soul, heavy funk, heavy rock” while touting Kelvin Swaby an exceptional frontman”. The 2012 release is no less than the previous albums in terms of success, technicality and the refreshing combination of genres. The album is catchy, upbeat, dramatic and over-the-line but in a good way. Swaby again leaves an imprint on the minds of his fans with his raspy, heart-wrenching overpowering vocals that hit you right in the gut as no matter what style of music it is he possesses the knack of making each song his own. The album kicks off with Can’t Play Dead following Curse Me Good. It also features the hit single What Makes a Good Man and other hits like Blood Dirt Love Stop, The Lonesome Road, Don’t Say Nothing and The Big Bad Wolf. Without any further wait get your cheap The Heavy tickets and see the rockers live in concert.