Last night the Sunset Strip came to Agoura Hills, California, when RATT rocked the Canyon Club’s capacity crowd with their brand of 80’s hair metal.
At 63 years of age RATT lead singer Stephen Pearcy showed no signs of slowing down during his band’s 90 minute set at the Canyon Club. Pearcy was joined on stage by original bass player Juan Croucier plus new touring players Jordan Ziff on lead guitar, Chris Sanders on rhythm guitar and Pete Holmes on drums.
The band were in great spirits as they blasted through a 16 song set list that included tunes from all of their platinum selling albums. Songs such as “Way Cool Jr.,” “Lay It Down,” “You’re In Love” and the 80’s MTV staple “Round And Round” were played to perfection. To some, Pearcy’s interplay with the crowd might seem like it was standard rockstar banter but Stephen seemed to play it tongue in cheek and was definitely having a ball getting the crowd to sing, cheer and pump their fists.
RATT plays The Canyon Club
Juan Croucier’s 80s stage moves may not have aged as well as Pearcy frontman bravado but the two were having a blast sharing the mic for some background vocals and interacting like old friends the entire night. Kudos to Ziff, Sanders and Holmes who easily handled all the classic riffs, rhythms and fills playing every song exactly as we remember them sound on vinyl.
The crowd at the world famous Canyon Club loved every second of it singing along with every song from start to finish. The club itself is always a great place to see a show because there’s not a bad sight line in the whole place plus the sound is great and the staff is always friendly.
With 35 years of touring and recording under his belt, and Juan at his side, Pearcy performed like a guy who might just be getting started rather than a rocker who will soon celebrate his fourth decade of performing LIVE and for RATT fans that’s a good thing!
RATT CANYON CLUB SET LIST
Dangerous But Worth The Risk
You Think You’re Tough
Walkin’ The Dog (Rufus Thomas Cover)
Way Cool Jr.
In Your Direction
Lack Of Communication
Lay It Down
You’re In Love
Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job
Slip Of The Lip
Nobody Rides For Free
Back For More
Round And Round
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Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.