Lydia produces studio perfect sound live


If you haven't yet listened to the band Lydia, I suggest you start today. I'll admit I was a bit late to the game, only listening to them for the first time a few weeks back after I saw them announce their tour with Moose Blood, but after I heard 'Hospital' from their 2008 Album Illuminate I was immediately hooked. 

I had the pleasure of photographing them along with openers McCafferty and the headliners Moose Blood last night at The Orpheum in Tampa, Fl. and right from the start they sounded AMAZING. Although only being a supporting act this tour they still managed to pull in a huge chunk of fans that you could tell were there for them, singing along to every word without missing a beat.

Lydia, which is usually a 3-piece band (Leighton Antelman – lead vocals, Matt Keller – keyboard, and Justin Camacho – guitar) decided to branch out this tour bringing along some extra elements (Shawn Strader - bass guitar and Evan Chapman - drums) which really helped bring the studio sound to the stage. Exemplifying their indie style and producing a live sound that matched their album unlike any other band I've seen before.

With this being Moose Blood's tour I'd find it rude not to comment on the amazing job they did as well under their circumstances, with lead vocalist, Eddy Brewerton, announcing after their third song that he currently has a bad case of laryngitis. Despite this, what many would consider a 'tour canceling' issue, Eddy only sees as a small bump in the road, singing the majority of the songs and then turning the microphone to the crowd for help when a quick breather is needed. The rest of Moose Blood is comprised of Mark E. Osbourne – lead guitar, Kyle Todd – bass and the newest member who joined in 2017, Lee Munday – drums.


Setlist // Lydia

  • When it gets dark out
  • Riverman
  • Hospital
  • Good Side
  • Ms Jackson
  • Knee Deep, This is Twice Now
  • Do You Remember?
  • Past Life

Setlist // Moose Blood

  • Honey
  • Talk In Your Sleep
  • Bukowski
  • Glow
  • You Left in the Worse Way
  • Gum
  • Pups
  • Cherry
  • Pastel
  • Just Outside
  • Missing Me
  • Sway
  • Have I Told You Enough
  • Swim Down
  • Can We Stay Like This
  • Knuckles
  • This is too Much


With this only being the 8th show of tour many of you have the opportunity to catch a show, and I highly suggest you do. You can find a list of the remaining shows as well as purchase tickets at

You can also check out the song that got me hooked here:

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