Concert Journal: Catfish and the Bottlemen

A venue crowded to full-capacity with teens, impossible to move around without bumping into someone. Screaming fans singing and dancing to every song. By this scene, you may think the people are attending a sterotypical boyband concert. But in reality it was the rock band Catfish and The Bottlemen who did a spectaular job at entertaining the crowd on Sunday, Sept 28 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.


Catfish and the Bottlemen is a British rock band that was formed in Llandudno, North Wales in 2007. They are relatively new to the music industry having only released one album.

Having only one album in their resume doesnt stop them. They are already very popular in the UK and slowly that popularity is coming to the US.

Opening act for band was Jamie N Commons.


This, blues rock and folk, artist was an interesting choice for an opening act. His musical style is very different from Catfish and the Bottlemen. At the begging it was hard to enjoy the melodic set. But as the set went on his presence on stage grew and his music started to entrance the crowd. Commons oozed confidence on stage,  especially while wearing a poncho in the stuffy venue. Jokingly, Commons stated ‘I know what you’re thinking, why is this guy wearing a poncho. Isnt he hot in it? Yes I am

The biggest standing ovation of the night belonged to Catfish and the Bottlemen. The band proved they belong on stage, evoking charm and explosivieness in every song.

The band pulled off an amazing set. The lead singer, Van McCann, presence on stage is spectaular. Every time he would sing, everyone sang along.  The group does a good job at creating catchy music that others enjoy singing out loud to. The four-some group all ooze incredible talent. Often going above and beyond to entertain the crowd.

With the way Catfish and the Bottlemen performed, their is no doubt that one day they will be playing big sold-out shows. They belong in the music world.

Published by jackieorange

Hello! My name is Jacqueline. I'm a 23 years old journalist. Music is very important in my life and I love to write about it. Hence the creation of my blog (:

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