Concert Review- The Harp Twins sell out their first Southern California performances

054_HarpTwins_1-900wYouTube sensations Camille and Kennerly also go by the name “The Rock Harps” performed three sold-out shows at the Boston Court Performing Arts Theater at Pasadena, in interment setting performing for two hours with a fifteen minute intermission that included twenty songs with two encores while telling their stories with humor which kept the audience laughing and interaction with the sisters during the performance. They play four harps: 2 grand harps and two they carried that are strapped to them.  They really do play the instruments without backtracks, overdubs and no computer effects or programming. They also do meet and greets before and after the show where you can buy their CD’s, posters and other souvenirs.

They started learning to play the harp as kids and through college playing classical music and other compositions for the harp always like “Classic Rock” and metal wanted to play the music but music teachers scoffed at the idea. They couldn’t find any of the music played on the harp so they learned on their own and improvising the songs. They opened a niche which others haven’t done with the instruments where others will reference for generations.  They move around the standing harps while at both playing on one harp and with strapped harps with grace.

The first song they performed was “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers followed by Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” where Kennerly starts the song with cowbells where Camille kept taking them away. They performed Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and “Immigrant Song” AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell”, The Eagles “ Hotel California”, Evanescence “My Immortal”, Nightwish “Nemo, Aerosmith “Dream On”.  Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”, “Fade To Black” using distortion on the Harp and “One”. The played an original: “Legend Of The Shadders”. Other popular songs included Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” The theme song for the television series Vikings “If I Had Heroes” and the Game Of Thrones theme.  Finishing the show with Iron Maiden’s “Fear Of The Dark” and with the encore of The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black”.

The future for them with many performing opportunities is long (Theater, recording with the rock bands and for other musicians and singers, Classical and various music concerts) with specially made harps with lights and pyro.

When they come to your local area see and listen to them with happiness and when you hear the original versions of the songs they cover you will remember their compositions of those songs.

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