During the month of October, Sensuous Enemy performed two shows in Minneapolis MN.
The experience was delightful due to the hospitality of two very special individuals by the name of Andrew Davies and Christin LeXi Davies. The first show was performed on Friday October 9th at Ground Zero, along with Heliosphere (Andrew Davies & William Bates) and DJ Spleen. The venue was expansive and accommodating and gave us the opportunity to play in a larger venue with a grandios stage. The light and sound engineers for the evening were exremely professional and really took the time to talk to us and find out what kind of look and sound we wanted. The show was very fulfilling in many ways and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and spend time with Heliosphere. We met some new fans, sold a bunch of CD’s and came to the conclusion that MN is a great place to perform. We do have to thank Christin Davies, a long time promotor at Ground Zero, for taking great care of us from the moment we arrived until the moment we left, including feeding us, housing us and making sure that we had everything we needed. She is a wonderful promotor to work with. Next up was Club Underground.
The second show that took place at Club Underground inMN included Thosquanta, FISHCE, OBCT and Sensuous Enemy. Originally The Dark Clan was scheduled to headline but due to not having a drummer for the show they had to cancel. That bumped Sensuous Enemy into the headlining spot. The venue was small with probably the most meager stage we’ve ever played on. FISHCE was downtempo electronic and a one woman show. She really put on her very best but struggled to keep electricity flowing through her keyboard. Having spoken with her before the show we knew in advance that she was worried about that happening. We really enjoyed her style of music. Thosquanta put on a great show. Five members in all with male and female singers switching songs from time to time. The female singer was a real trooper. She was really sick and had a hard time just standing up on stage but nothing was going to keep her from giving it her all! Next was OBCT. Needless to say they ended up pushing almost all of the patrons out of the club into the upstairs bar due to the extremity of their sound. Unfortunately most people that left did not return. Sensuous Enemy ended up playing for a small intimate crowd, most of whom we had met before the show. Missing our drummer Chris ,due to the H1N1 virus, we carried on and did our best with just the two of us. We had difficulties with latency from what we heard in our in ears and what was coming through the speakers and the microphone needed to be turned down in the rack on stage. Other than that, we performed like we always do and just pushed through it the best way we could. Later we crashed at The House of Davies and spent time hangin with them. This trip Erin Freriks, John’s sister came with us to help with equipment and merch and hang out with us for two days. We were happy to have her along.
MN was a great place for us to play and we cannot wait to do it again next year!