Living in a smaller town like Thunder Bay means that a band like Tool will never make their way here. That doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to listen to one of my favourite bands. Enter Dizzy Mystics who stopped by Crocks Thunder Bay last night to do a 3 set performance. Admittedly I had never heard of Dizzy Mystics but they were covering Tool for one of their sets so I was all in regardless. They also did some original music and a Soundgarden performance as well, which I unfortunately didn’t stay for.
I really didn’t know what to expect but I was blown away by how awesome they sounded. I have only see Tool live once before, and that was a long long time ago. All I can say is that if Dizzy Mystics ever roll through your city and they are covering Tool (or any band for that matter), definitely check them out. Lead singer Kyle Halldorson held his own and then some compared to Maynard James Keenan, and that is no easy feat. Every single song they performed sounded amazing. It also helped that Crocks had some really good sound going on as well.
Rounding out the band are Jeff Laird (Drums), Alexandre Joyal (Guitar) and Aaron Bacon (Bass), who were equally outstanding. I am by no means a concert reviewer, but I did want to take a moment to share my thoughts and experience and of course some photos.
For anyone looking to find out more about Dizzy Mystics, head on over to their Facebook Page.