By Andy Scheffler
Well it’s been years and years since I’d seen The Trews, so was rather looking forward to this show. The Nova Scotian group is touring behind a greatest hits compilation called Time Capsule, something singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald admitted to feeling a little guilty about, “so we wrote some new songs.” They played a few of these new songs, but of course dipped deep into a back catalog, including hits from their breakthrough debutHouse of Ill Fame. The love in the room was strong tonight for these guys, and they indeed sang their hearts out, including to the song titled “Sing Your Heart Out.” Three and a half out of five of the members on stage wore jaunty hats of some description (guitarist John-Angus MacDonald had a hat that appeared and disappeared at times through the set, sometimes while whipping his head about). It was his birthday as well and four songs in, the band paused to acknowledge this and get the audience singing a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” drinks held high.
Source: Concert Addicts, Nov 13/16