Chris Sulit was up next and sang about 5 or 6 original songs off of his current album. He played both piano and guitar and while I wasn't a huge fan of the music, I really enjoyed watching him on the stage. He came up later to sing Bring You Home with Jimmy. Finally, around 8 or so, Jimmy took the stage, but wasn't alone. Static, April, Charlie, Race and Locke were with him! Before they launched into the first song, Jimmy made a comment that he didn't feel like singing alone that night, so he hoped we didn't mind that he invited some friends to play with him. No Jimmy, we didn't mind. It was like an Ours mini-reunion and a really fun surprise - I hadn't seen a full band show with Locke and Race since December of 2008 in Atlanta. Needless to say, it was amazing.
Probably the biggest surprise for me was not only that Jimmy sang Saint, but that he invited Reeve Carney, who is currently performing in Spiderman on Broadway to come up and sing it with him. I love that song anyway and haven't heard it live since 2008, but hearing Reeve and Jimmy duet on it was just awesome. Zoe came up towards the end of the show and sang with him on Gravity. The way that Jimmy kept looking at her with pride in his eyes was adorable. I think she has big things coming her way in the future.
Jimmy did sing a brand new song that I'm not sure of the name of - the only thing written on the setlist for it was "Devil" so I don't know if that's a shorthand version of the actual title or if that is just the title of it. The only song he sang solo acoustic was Darling, and there's just something about that song that is hauntingly beautiful yet tender at the same time. I really don't know how to describe it. They ended with Fallen Souls which was just perfect. It was another song I hadn't heard live for a long time, but it just fit. It seemed to finish the show off with the same energy that it started with, yet kind of put a punctuation mark on it.
Full Setlist: Willing • Sing To Me • Devil (New Song) • Patiently Waiting • The Bells • These Are My Hands • Bring You Home (w/Chris Sulit) • Days • The Heart • Darling • Saint (w/Reeve Carney) • Mystery • Ran Away to Tell the World • Gravity • Fallen Souls
Videos - All are mine except the Fallen Souls video above. That one is credited to whatsmineisours. Please credit if used.
All pictures are here.