The Roxy on the Sunset Strip has seen the likes of almost every rock star on their stage. When you walk into the dark club you feel like you’re in a private club. With two bars & a VIP corded off section with tables, you become one with the venue.
We were at The Roxy to see an awesome band, Awaken The Empire. When Daryl starts beating on his drums, Shivan starts shredding on guitar, and with Vince on bass, the crowd passionately cheers because they know what’s coming: Damien, the sultry, tall & amazing performer.
When you hear Damien’s strong voice, along with his owning the stage, you wonder why this band isn’t playing arenas. When Damien sings “Cross My Heart” your hairs stand on edge. What a vocal range. He comes across like Steven Tyler meets Jared Leto, YET, Damien is, well, Damien with a style all his own.
At one point a ring falls from his finger & girls scramble for it. He then takes all of his rings off & gives them to the girls. He removes his vest & throws that into the crowd. Then he throws a bottle of water onto the crowd. Yes, we got quite wet, but, it was enjoyable.
Damien ends the show by going into the crowd, on his knees singing. This young man is a rock star without the rock star attitude.
If you have the chance to see Awaken The Empire, please go. They play from the heart. Pure rock music. No gimmicks. No lip syncing. No back tracks. They are one of LA’s finest!
written by concerts.com contributor otepbert