Almost a year ago, I saw The Band Perry at The Forum in London. It was our second time seeing them. The first time came about on a complete whim. I had been listening to Bob Harris Country and he played a couple of songs by the band and mentioned they were playing Koko in Camden the next week. One quick visit to itunes and I had their album and another quick visit to a ticket site and I had tickets to see them for me and mum. This was also the first time we saw John & Jacob too who have gone on to become another of our favourite Country Bands.
To non country music fans, The Band Perry are probably best known for the song ‘If I Die Young’ which was featured on a Glee episode in memory of Cory Monteith’s death last year.
The Band Perry do not disappoint live, they are high energy on stage. I remember seeing Kimberly Perry jumping around and I wished I was in the band. One of the best moments of is when they sing ‘ Fat Bottomed Girls’ by Queen. My Mum and I are very close, and maybe thats why the song ‘ A Mother Like Mine’ is also one of my favourites. The lyrics are beautiful and I know my mum believes in me no matter what I am trying to do, just like the lyrics below say:
She’s the sky that holds the clouds
She’s the lady of the house
A blind believer in all I dare to be
There’s no safer place I’ve found
Than the shoulder of her white night gown
Oh I’ve got the best and the worst of her in me
I’d share her if I could
Oh the wars would all be over
‘Cause she’d raise us all as friends
And no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them
We’d walk on grass that’s greener
And our cares would all be freer
If the world had a mother like mine
She’s our father’s one great love
She’s the one he wanted most
She’s the light in the window of the house I grew up in
She takes the midnight call
She’s the bravest of us all
And she sings in the garden that she let’s her hair down in
I’ve seen The Band Perry a total of 3 times now, the last time was at the C2C Festival at O2 in March of this year, where we were lucky enough to be second row. I just hope they continue to visit the UK!