Kasador Live @ The Rivoli (Photoset & Review)
Photos by Jesse Read & Shannen Frost
Kingston’s Kasador performing a rocking headlining set live at The Rivoli in Toronto. The band has shared stages with Arkells, July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, and The Glorious Sons and with the energy they brought to The Rivoli, it’s not hard to tell. Featuring Cameron Wyatt on vocals/guitar, Boris Baker on bass, and Stephen Adubofuor on drums, Kasador’s unique brand of rock n roll felt like it had every single attendee in the packed room excited, every time I looked back from the camera the crowd was filled with dancing, singing and smiles. Kasador’s music gave off an electrical rock n roll energy that really got people moving, backed with emotional lyrics sure to get stuck in your head, making for a night I don’t think anyone will forget anytime soon!
Kingston, Ontario band Kasador have never been scared of change. And the three friends at Kasador’s core—Cameron Wyatt (vocals/guitar), Boris Baker (bass), and Stephen Adubofuor (drums)—have been through a lot of it.
They’ve woven years of tumult through their mid- and late-20s into something powerful and real: a tight-knit, sincere, and caring rock and roll band hitting full sprint, with an upcoming full-length record about youth, memory, relationships, and how the relentless passage of time shapes and constantly reshapes all of those things. It’s a bright, punkish, emotional guitar-rock record that ultimately tracks the process of learning to be okay with not being okay.
After sharing stages with Arkells, July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, and The Glorious Sons, and racking up 350,000 spins of their 2019 debut full-length in six months, Kasador recorded their new LP Youth at Bathouse Studio with The Glorious Sons’ Brett Emmons producing and Nyles Spencer (Half Moon Run, July Talk) engineering. Vic Florencia (Olivia Rodrigo, Jason Mraz, Five For Fighting) mixed the record and Peter Letros (Beyonce, Duran Duran) mastered.