An electric evening at The Jameson Pub, Watertown, CT, saw Vengeance open with a Heavy Metal killer set of wonderful music on an evening that also saw Obsession rock the night with Mike Vescera’s searing vocals.
The Jameson Pub, Watertown, CT – 25 August 2023
Words and Photography: Jody Wilk
Vengeance are based in Connecticut and was formed in 2003. It had been a year since their last show, and they were excited to be opening for CT Legends Obsession. The last time they opened for Obsession was in 2013 at Cook’s Cafe.
The band is fronted by Debbie Seymour, a powerful and passionate vocalist who can belt out the growling lyrics and melodic verses with authority. Duncan MacIntyre slays it on guitar and carries the backing vocals in great style.
Identical twins Kurt and Kevin Schock were on drums and bass guitar, respectively. Kevin has an amazing stage presence with rockstar facial expressions and poses.
Tonight, Vengeance played a 10-song set of killer, mostly original, Heavy Metal songs that would have melted your ears. Duncan told us a story about how they came up with the name for the band, and it was fitting for the evening.
He said that he came up with it while looking through albums and came across a Yngwie Malmsteen release with a song called Vengeance. That song was written by Michael Vescera of Obsession during his time in Yngwie’s band.
So, it was no surprise that they were chosen to open the show for Obsession. This is a band well-known on the Connecticut circuit, and on tonight’s performance, it’s clear why. Bad ass, riffs and what a set of lungs.
You can see Vengeance performing again next month in Bristol, Connecticut, at the Rock 4 Rhode Island 20-Year Anniversary Benefit Show along with seven other bands.
The evening is celebrating the lives that were lost or injured during the Station Night Club fire 20 years ago. All Proceeds from that show will go to the memorial park in Rhode Island.