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Default verdict: Canadian rock alive and well

Vancouver-based rock band Default brought their fans back through the eras on Nov. 12 at the Algonquin Commons Theatre.

The band – made up of Dallas Smith, Jeremy Hora, Dave Benedict, and Danny Craig – proved to the crowd of well over 200 that they’ve still got what it takes to rock their fans and the house.

The band originally formed in 1999 and got their big break in 2001 with their hit song Wasting My Time. Smith told the crowd that they wrote that song in their garage and “It changed our lives forever.”

Vernon B.C alternative five-piece band Daysormay got the party started with a great set that had the crowd pumped for the remainder of the evening.

“We use music as a way to let go of things,” the band says on its website. “Those things that you pick up during the day and forgot about, only to find out they’re still there when you turn out the lights at night. As dismissal, as it sounds, it’s what keeps us moving, creating and staying alive. We hope it does the same for you.”

The atmosphere and energy was electric and at multiple points, the band stopped singing and the lyrics resonated through the crowd.

In an interview, after the show, one concert-goer who identified himself only as Neil got what he was looking for when he said, “I’m looking forward to hearing all their hit songs from back in the day.”

If one thing is clear: a six-year hiatus did not affect the band at all.

It’s like they never left.

The Canadian reunion tour continues with a stop in Laval, Quebec before finishing off in Halifax N.S


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