Canadian rock veterans Big Wreck, out of Toronto, Ont., proved to the audience at Cactus Jacks that some bands only get better with time.
The consistent, pulsating, bass and rhythmic drum lines accented with chilling, intricate guitar solos driven home by powerful and soulful vocals held the crowd at CJs captive, mesmerized, hanging on every note.
The charisma and cohesiveness between frontman Ian Thornley and bassist Dave McMillan was captivating, especially during their guitar vs. bass standoff.
In front of a dazzling, precise light display, they played songs from their new album “Ghosts,” and reached back into 2001 with hits like “Head in the Girl” and “Ladylike.”
In their encore, they surprised everyone when guitarist Paulo Neta preformed the vocals for AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” They bid the cheering crowd adieu with “Oaf” from their new album.
Big Wreck gave the audience at CJs a reason to celebrate on what would normally be a lazy Tuesday night in Kamloops by showcasing their legendary homegrown, talent from the great white north.