by Katie Morton
As the beating sun faded and shade fell across the crowd on the opening night of Bunbury Music Festival, Mutemath took the CVG River Stage. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, Mutemath is an American Alternative Rock band comprised of band members Paul Meany on lead vocals and keyboard, Darren King on drums, Todd Gummerman on guitar, and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas.
Mutemath opened with a danceable number that was part synthesized club music, part soul, that energized the crowd on the perfect summer evening. The mix of club kids, hipsters, and unsuspecting, but surprisingly appreciative, rap and rock fans in the crowd all seemed engaged in the mix of psychedelic rock and 80’s music, bringing to mind a funky Depeche Mode. Band front man Paul Meany performed confidently in a piercingly bright white suit with vocals equally as sharp. The visual audio spectacular peaked as they broke out the resplendent red keyboard guitar, personifying the eclectic persona of the band. Check them out later this summer as they make stops in UT and MN, before heading North to Canada, and on to the UK.
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photo credit – Shawn Wiseman and Dennis Dick