HYDE AND THE RESISTANCE ROCKS FRIDAY THE 13TH
By: Chanelle Lutchman
After showcasing their talent at small gigs around Durban, the group Hyde and the Resistance, finally held their first official concert this weekend at the Settlers Primary School in Merebank.
The theme of the event was a costumed party, which saw the trio using an attire they wouldn’t normally be in. Lead vocalist and guiatrist, Preston Ellapen arrived as a drag queen named ‘sha-nay-nay’, whilst drummer Shannon John atteneded as Bane from the Batman movie and bass guitarist Princeton Ellapen attended as a fairy princess called ‘Princetina’ or ‘Princabell’.
Two individuals who attended as famous DJ’s, Daft Phunk, won the best dress award and had to dance the robot in order to claim their prize. Shannel Pillay, an attendee said she was blown away and amazed by the group. She always heard their music but this was the first time she saw them play live and really enjoyed it.
The band opened up with a crowds favourite, ‘Don’t leave me’ which instantly got the crowed clapping, screaming and dancing to the beat. The band also introduced the crowd to a new song, which they would record and be aired on radio soon called, Freedom for Free, and judging by the crowds reaction it was a hit. The band also added that all videos recorded that night would go up on their youtube page.
Idols top five finalist in 2011, Lendel Moonsamy was scheduled to open the concert unfortunatly due to unforeseen circumstances he could not attended so drummer Shannon, entertained the crowd proving that he can sing and play guitar just as well as he drums.
“It was a great turn out and we were really happy at the crowds response to our music! We were ecstatic to notice that so many attended as their favourite movie characters as well,” said Princeton.