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Well Hung Heart
Well Hung Heart After The Races Concert November 25, 2017 Article and photos by Steve Anderson
A thick cloud bank that was hovering offshore all day finally came in and enveloped the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club as the sun set and the band Well Hung Heart took the stage. The first thing you notice about the band was the bright blue hair that lead singer Greta Valenti was wearing. I wondered if this band could generate enough heat to overcome the cool weather. Granted, this band from the OC, (Won Best Live Band at the OC Music Awards), has created a powerful combination of musical talent made up of Greta Valenti on Vocals, Keyboards and Percussion, Robin Davey on Guitar, Danielle Lehman on Bass and Vocals and Lyle Riddle on Drums, but they would now have to contend with damp, cool weather. Well, they answered any questions I might have had as they jumped into their first song “Devil” and quickly heated up the venue with their high energy music! In fact, they kept ramping up the energy till the crowd was dancing and applauding. One of my favorite songs in their seven-song set was, “Touch The Sky”, which was released as a 360Video on Youtube in 2016. This song has the unbeatable combination of anthem style vocals and blistering guitar riffs that make it impossible to stand still when listening to it. Besides the great music, there was a surprise in store for the eager crowd.
They brought out William Hung, from American Idol 2004, to sing along with the band. If you remember, William Hung never made it past his audition to be on American Idol but became popular as his version of the song “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin went viral over Social Media. The crowd went wild as he sang along with the band. After he finished and left the stage, the band got back resumed and wrapped up their set with the lyrically colorful song “Bull Shit” (Won Best Music Video at the OC Music Awards 2014). They worked the crowd into a frenzy as Lead Guitarist Robin Davey went off the stage and out into the crowd. Leaning into the fans along the first row, he played some incendiary riffs before jumping back up on stage to complete the finale. They received a huge ovation as they finished their set and left the stage.