Florida Punk Rock Band Yellowcard was in Singapore for their second time here, in support of their new album Lift a Sail. Held at the Hard Rock Coliseum Resorts World Sentosa last Wednesday, the show was open by new comer local band, Sign of Five.The band started the show with energy beyond compare and definitely kept the crowd pumped for the main act Yellowcard. Their best performance was definitely their cover of “Teenage Dirtbag” when they mention a certain boyband covers of the song saying it was one of the worse cover they ever heard. But denied it when a random fan shouted the boybands name. Cheeky fellas. But nonetheless awesome local chaps whose big future are ahead of them.
After patiently waiting for half an hour, the main band that the entire crowd was there came out. Sean Mackin violinist for the band came out and started off the show with the opening song Convocation which just consist Sean playing the sweet melody of the violin. Then one by one, the other band member came out getting ready to rock the show. When the familiar beat to their second song ‘Transmission Home’ came on, everyone started to jump and sing along with the band.
Yellowcard never fail their fans by playing old favorites as well as new favorites. From Lights and Sound, Light up the Sky and Southern Air. The live version of these songs is exactly as you heard from the studio albums.
But the highlight of the show when Ryan Key, played a familiar fan favorite tune which turn out to be “Only One” when he started to sing the first part of the chorus. The crowds burst into cheers and sing their lungs out. I did the same singing along as it reminds me of my childhood memories listening to the song. Another highlight of the night was when Ryan dedicates the song “California” which he wrote for his wife. It was only accompanied by Ryan and his keyboard which make his voice stand out. I believe some of the crowd members tear a little hearing the sadness in Ryan’s voice sing the song.
The band ended their set with their very first single from Sail a Life “ One Bedroom” and their hit song “Ocean Avenue” which ended in a multiple crowd surf. Yellowcard will and always be a band we appreciate in our childhood times even to these days. Thank you Yellowcard for gracing our small island again to do an amazing show.