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Wild Like Children

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If you have never seen Till and the Wall perform live, you are missing out on something special.  Not a “that party was awesome you should have been there” special, but an “I can’t believe this is real so glad I saw this before I died!” special.

Tilly and the Wall do not have a drummer.  They have a tap dancer.  That’s right, a tap dancer.  That’s crazy, right?  When someone (probably Michael) told me this (probably in college) I thought, “this can’t be real!”  It is.  And to see it live is worth every penny!

I’m not sure how many times I’ve seen them.  Somewhere between 1 and 3.  I can definitely remember 1, but I feel I need to chastise myself if that was the only time.  It must be more!  I have a vague memory of also seeing them at a very small venue.  But anyway, this one show I remember was in Seattle.  My friend Karen came with me.  Tilly and the Wall were on tour with Jason Anderson, and that’s not a line up I could pass up.  If you don’t know Jason Anderson, go see him perform as well.  He is incomparable.  I have seen him perform upwards of 30 times in 5 cities.  You don’t know what fun is until you’ve been to one of his shows. Just watch any Youtube clip of him and you will find yourself instantly jealous of every person in that loft/basement/garage/living room.

So, Tilly and the Wall perform, and as expected, they have a tap dancer.  She doesn’t just pound along with the songs—she really dances the rhythms!  She is the hardest working performer in the music industry, hands down.  Needless to say, I enjoy them very much.  I have two videos below so you can hear my favorite song from Wild like Children, “I Always Knew”, and you can watch a live performance with the dancing in action!  Man, I love this band…

Goodbye, Wild Like Children.

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