Whiskey Business Rocks THON With Crowd Favorites
THON’s first night picked up in energy with cover band Whiskey Business, which brought its rock sound to pump up the participants.
The set, starting off with a cover of “Teenage Wasteland,” transitioned into a crowd sing-along of “I Don’t Wanna Be” by Gavin DeGraw, followed by the White Stripes’s “Seven Nation Army.”
The highlight of the performance, however, was the band’s version of the Kings of Leon hit “Someone Like You.” The Top 40 hit struck the right chord, having the right balance of the band not straying too far from the original, but at the same time putting a personalized spin on the song.
If there’s anything this four-piece band knows best, though, it’s how to get the crowd to sing along with them. The band’s niche is definitely 90s rock favorites, such as “All the Small Things” by Blink-182 and “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” by Nine Days, which went over extremely well with the crowd.
The energy in the Bryce Jordan Center soared back up in the middle of the set once the band began to play “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind and the 1980s hit “Jack and Diane” by John Mellencamp.
The set took a strange turn near the end with a cover of Katy Perry’s hit “Roar,” but the band made it work and finished off the set strong with “Hey Jude.”
If Whiskey Business keeps it up, they could one day rival popular bar bands like My Hero Zero and Go Go Gadget in crowd-pleasing sets, and its ability to play multiple instruments gives the band that much more of an edge.