Bad Company-Tues., July 8th, 2014 @ Casino Rama

by Bill Kwan

Bad Company played to a capacity crowd on Tuesday night at Casino Rama as it was “Rocksteady” for this iconic Rock and Blues band. You know it’s a band of importance when the casino is packed with music lovers mingling with the die hard gamblers of Rama.

The set was started with “Live For The Music” and after more than 40+ years churning out hit after hit, Bad Company had the crowd at the edge of their seats! They followed with “Feel Like Making Love” and the crowd went into a frenzy.

Paul Rodgers still knows how to work a crowd and at 64 years young, he’s still at the top of his game as one of the best Rock N’ Roll/Blues singer around. Bad Company, an English rock supergroup founded in 1973 by two former “Free” band members – singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke – as well as former “Mott The Hoople” guitarist Mick Ralphs and former “King Crimson” bassist Boz Burrell (who has since passed away). Also touring with the band is Howard Leese, ex guitarist of Heart and Surrey B.C. native who is ex-NHL player Cliff Ronning’s brother: Todd Ronning on bass.

It was a structured 90 minute set with two encores: “Bad Company” and finally closing the encore set with “Preacher”. Hard to believe after 40+ years, Paul Rodgers and the rest of the band are still performing at the top of their game. Listening to these Brits play their greatest hits brings back the good ole days when they were “Shootingstars”!