The Glee Project Alumnus, Bryce Vine graced Cleveland’s House of Blues on March 21 with a brain-tingling serotonin-filled show that included nonstop fun and positivity. The crowd that gathered was diverse in age and gender, just what you would expect from a radio-friendly pop music star with laid-back hip-hop influences.
The packed, dimly lit venue gave Vine all the energy he needed to execute an engaging performance from beginning to end. The incomparable 34-year-old came to own supporting his 2023 EP ‘Serotonin,’ the follow-up to his 2019 album, ‘Carnival’.
With a plethora of Billboard charting singles to his credit, fans were eager to hear new songs and scream the lyrics to some of their favorites.
The night kicked off with a crowd favorite, “Where the Wild Things Are.” The venue was definitely shaking as Vine came dancing onstage in a jacket that read “Living Well is the Best Revenge.” Clearly, this rang true tonight. The show was definitely a guaranteed mood booster for ANYONE going through ANYTHING.
Vine gave love and heartbreak a fresh take that allowed those to dance and sing along instead of dwelling on the troubles of fawning over an ex with songs such as “Miss you a little” and “I’m Not Alright”.
Vine was able to make a personal Cleveland connection with his rendition of Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness.” Of course, this engaged the whole audience in a choir of voices screaming and singing the motivational anthem. With that, he jumped off the stage to embrace the crowd and spread the love directly with the individuals hugging the barricade.
Throughout the whole show, it was apparent the humility and gratitude Vine has for his success. One can see it in his eys. He blew kisses and created a real connection with the fans. He was accompanied by Davin Givhan on guitar, Chad Hasty on drums, and Lvcky Dave on trumpet. And man oh man did these guys really bring the stage to life. Each artist received their own solo in which the crowd was able to give the praise they undoubtedly deserve.
Of course, an energetic show needs an exciting opener. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter, bLAck pARty kicked off the night. The Alabamian engaged the crowd in a slow jam sesh of pop and R&B playing his modern hits like “Bloom” in which he passed out white roses to those in the audience. Making sure everyone was loose and ready to feel the love for Vine.