Toronto, Ontario - On June 6, 2023, LOUDTO was proudly supporting media requirements for a Canadian independent music event called Indie Night In Canada. By now, I'm sure you have seen some of our coverage. With lots more on the horizon over the coming weeks, it's pertinent for us next, to highlight an act out of London, Ontario that is gaining notoriety throughout the Canadian independent music world.
On May 14th, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Rose Cora Perry, leading lady for the rock trio The Truth Untold ahead of the band's appearance at Indie Night In Canada. Despite a few technical difficulties to start the interview, it was one of the most relaxed, fun interviews I've had the pleasure in partaking in. With anticipation, I was looking forward to the band's performance on June 6, 2023.
At 8:00pm Under the Neon Palms at Toronto's newly renovated El Mocambo (this is one of the coolest live music venues in the city), after an introduction from CGCM Rock Radio DJ Dave Wood, Rose and her mates hit the stage to an applause from the crowd. Not good enough for Perry though, as she calls out "Come on!!! You can do better than that!!" to which the crowd gives back a raucous cheer. Happily, the singer replies "YEAH! That's better!!" With that, the band starts into their opening track "For What It's Worth". With a sound, and lyrically, that's very reminiscent to me of Alanis Morissette, the song sets the stage for what's to come over the next 30 minutes.
A cover of the Adele song "Rolling in the Deep" comes up next in the band's set. Rose Cora Perry does an amazing job vocally on this one. The track highlights the singer's vocal range beautifully, and is a wonderful transition from the opening song. While this event is to celebrate independent music, and musicians, it's also to showcase these artists talent. This selection by the band was spot on! At the end of the track, Perry jokingly says "Her and I are close. We're both from London, although she's from the better one." We get the comedy drum fill from the man behind the kit to which Perry adds "Sorry! That was my lame attempt at humour", which highlights another bonus in the frontwoman's repertoire.
Throughout the set, Perry has great interaction with the crowd, and she is smiling the whole time. And yes, even chewing gum! She is completely relaxed and at ease with her position on stage, and is even able to seamlessly poke fun at herself during a slight mishap, such as her guitar cord coming loose. It all shows a level of professionalism, and comfort that just flows so naturally.
Ahead of the band's final track, Perry thanks the crowd for coming out, even with the smokey Toronto skies (forest fires in Northern Ontario and Quebec had the city covered in a blanket of smoke). The band closes out with their gritty, rockin' single "Not My Time" that has the crowd completely engaged, and calling for an encore at the conclusion of the 30 minute set.
Rose Cora Perry on guitars and vox, Tyler Randall on drums, and Jessie Taynton on bass make this a 3-piece, something I am all too fond of. It makes for a raw, stripped down sound that is completely Rock and Roll! Having turned some heads in the music world, garnering top rankings and gaining praise from media throughout the country, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold are the real deal. Here's to a bright future!
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