A Lotus blooms in Charlotte

Lotus / Telepath
Neighborhood Theater
Charlotte, North Carolina
April 27, 2007

As April came to a close, Lotus and Telepath made their way to the Queen City for a night of danceable electronic rock.

Telepath opened the night with their blend of catchy electronic trance music fused with international sounds.  Their first time to Charlotte, Telepath is a trio from Asheville, NC consisting of Michael Christie on keyboards, Curt Heiny on bass guitar and Mike B. on drums.  They played a great set, including a cover of Fela Kuti’s "Water Get No Enemy."

Lotus followed, and the main event played two great sets.  The Philly-based band opened up with three favorites, "When H Binds to O," "Bubonic Tonic," and "Kesey Seed," all from their latest release, The Strength of Weak Ties.  Jessie Miller’s soul-filled bass guitar playing mixed perfectly with Mike Rempel’s serious funky riffs and excellent solos,  really carrying the band.

The second set was extremely high energy, culminating in an encore of the beloved classic, Tip of the Tongue.  The percussion section of Steve Clemens (drums) and Chuck Morris (percussion) kept the rhythm while keyboardist and part time guitar player Luke Miller did just about everything else, mixing in electronic samples and vocals. 

These guys can always keep the crowd going, and Charlotte looks forward to their return.







photos by Brad Kuntz / bradkphotography