Up-and-coming Fear Nuttin Band rocks Stone Church
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
After three hours of Irish folk music, people started gathering at the Stone Church last Thursday night to see the evening’s main concert, featuring reggae-rock band, Fear Nuttin.
By the band’s third song, the crowd had left their tables and were dancing in front of the stage as the band performed a new song from their new album. Bass reverberated and colored lights flashed as people moved to the music. During one of the songs, one of the singers jumped into the crowd and danced with them as he sang, “Fear Nuttin, Fear Nuttin!”
Jessie Moore listened along to the music while drinking a beer with his friends. Moore has been a fan of Fear Nuttin since he saw them perform in Boston earlier this year with another band, SOJA.
“They are the best up-and coming-band to hit this area,” Moore said.
Moore heard from a friend that the band was performing at the Stone Church and came to watch the show. Moore danced and cheered all night, and said it was one of the better performances he had seen.
“I thought they were highly energetic and fantastic,” Moore said.
This was Moore’s first time at the Stone Church, and said that after this performance he would come back for more shows.
“Absolutely. They keep getting bands like this,” he said.
Heidi Osborn sat at the bar most of the night with her husband, Richard, moving to the music over drinks. The couple is from Durham, but Heidi Osborn was born in the Caribbean and said she enjoys the band because she can understand their Jamaican style. Already fans of the band after hearing about them play at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, the Osborns came by to watch to show after learning about it online.
“The performance was good. We would have liked to have heard a couple of the older songs though,” Heidi Osborn said.
Will Sandborn sat on a stool by the large wooden door, putting yellow bracelets on people who have paid to see the show and drawing large “X”s on the hands of minors. Sandborn has worked at The Stone Church as a doorman for the last couple of months and in that time has seen a variety of bands perform.
“We’ll let anyone play here. Last week we had screaming death metal band whose main cause is speaking out against child abuse,” Sandborn said.
Sandborn has a full-time job customizing golf carts at an auto dealership, but still works at The Stone Church as a side job.
“I do it for fun. I have a fulltime job that pays the bills, but I love this social atmosphere. My favorite part of the job is kicking out drunk people,” he said.
After the show ended and the crowd started to disperse, Sandborn helped break down the stage, carrying away speakers and moving the band’s equipment. Sandborn said the performance went very well.
“I wouldn’t compare it to others. It was awesome in its own respect,” he said.