Holiday homecoming shows have become a tradition for the recently reincarnated Long Island-based band Envy On The Coast. Since returning from their 2010 hiatus, Envy On The Coast emerged with original members Ryan Hunter and Bryan Byrne at the forefront, supported by touring members Doug Rogells (drums), Gray Robertson (bass), Dan Ellis (guitar, vocals, keyboard), and Matt Fazzi (guitar, vocals, keyboard). Yet, with this reincarnation, Envy On The Coast does not shy away from their classics and nostalgia, including all of their hits from 2007’s Lucy Gray and 2010’s Lowcountry.
Here are five reasons to see Envy On The Coast live:
5. The Envy on the Coast songs you love: While the band’s released new music since its reincarnation, Envy On The Coast continues more than please audiences with its performances of fan favorites such as “Head First in the River” and “Clean of You.” Hearing all of these reminiscent songs live is a palpably nostalgic experience for all audience members. In doing so, Envy On The Coast undoubtedly transforms their live performances into a communal experience.
4. There’s no stopping them: In particular, Envy On The Coast can perform all of two full-length albums — Lucy Gray and Lowcountry — in just one evening. The band has an enormous catalog of music, spanning from their 2004 origins to the present day. There is certainly no shortage of music when it comes to an Envy On The Coast concert, and the band more than delivers a well-rounded energetic evening completed by musical masterpieces.
3. The band’s connection with its fans: Envy On The Coast shares a special, symbiotic relationship with its fans, especially their hometown ones. That particular connection and relationship feeds into the energy of an Envy On The Coast show, in the most connective way imaginable. It’s evident that fans have grown-up with Envy On The Coast, and continue to feel this emotional connection to the band, as a result, and this is certainly something that the band does not take for granted
2. Ryan Hunter is a powerhouse: The band’s vocalist Ryan Hunter fuels the show’s energy the moment he steps foot on-stage. The combination of his absolute dramatic, stellar vocals with the band’s intense, yet smooth instrumentation backing him makes for an energy-filled, captivating show. Hunter’s commanding stage presence — evident in the way he breaks down all barriers to be close to fans — and masterful vocals make for an extraordinary performance.
1. It’s a rare opportunity: While the band is set on its reformation and reincarnation, no one knows what the future may hold. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see their dynamic, energetic live shows while you have the chance, especially in regards to witnessing Envy On The Coast perform their older music.