Written By | Matt Delaney
On March 16, 2019 the Masquerade hosted You Me at Six with Dreamers and Next Years End. The Masquerade is a small venue that is very crowded and packed in fans at this sold out show.
The opener for the show was Next Year’s End. Formed in 2013, Tommy Oakley, Kyle
Ryan, Davis McMakin, and Jordy Quinn, came together in suburban Alpharetta, Georgia to create the modern pop/rock band Next Year’s End. These guys were an incredible opener and the fans loved them. You could tell they were well known by several in the crowd and if you didn’t know them, you definitely wont forget them. The lead singer Tommy was incredibly energetic and you could see his passion for the music in the photos I took. They were personable and friendly and they took the time to meet their fans after the show was over to take photos with them. I highly recommend seeing these guys if you get the chance.
Dreamers (stylized as DREAMERS) are an American pop rock trio, featuring Nick Wold (Lead), Nelson, and Jacob Lee Wick. Nick Wold moved from Seattle to New York at the age of 18 to study jazz saxophone at New York University’s Steinhardt School. In New York, Wold was the lead singer and guitarist in the grunge band Motive, along with drummer Chris Bagamery, a longtime friend of his from Seattle. Following the dissolution of Motive, Wold was living and writing songs in a Brooklyn rehearsal space. He and Bagamery met bassist Marc Nelson (known only by his surname), and the three teamed up to form the band. Dreamers ignited the crowd in preparation for You Me at Six. They played my favorite song “Sweet Disaster” which is their number one most listened to track on Spotify and has been played as a popular track on Atlanta’s own ALT 105.7. I really enjoyed their lively upbeat pop rock and Nick was a true crowd pleaser.
You Me at Six are an English rock band from Weybridge, Surrey. Formed in 2004, the group achieved success in 2008 with the release of their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, which included the singles “Save It for the Bedroom”, “Finders Keepers” and “Kiss and Tell”, with the latter two peaking at number 33 and number 42 respectively in the official UK Singles Chart. Their second album Hold Me Down (2010) debuted at number 5 in the UK, while third album Sinners Never Sleep (2011) peaked at number 3, was certified Gold, and spawned the band’s fifth top 50 single “Loverboy”.
You Me at Six sold out the Masquerade and fans had reportedly lined up at 10am just to fight for the rail to see these guys perform. I spoke with a few of the fans who said they traveled several hours to see the show. As soon as the doors opened at 7pm the entire building was filled from wall to wall and fans ranged in all ages. hardly anyone filled the bar line or march tables because they didn’t want to lose their place is the crowd.
You Me at Six put on a stunning show with smoke and back lighting effects. Making it difficult for photography but esthetically pleasing to the fans. The photo pit was packed with 8 photographers including myself which made getting good angles almost impossible. Luckily I fought my way through the crowd early to the best spot possible in the pit for photos. I had never heard of You Me at Six until this show and I have since added them to my listening library on Spotify. They were fantastic performers.