The Lionyls – LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot 2014 winners

Congratulations to The Lionyls, winners of the 2014 LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot!

I have only seen The Lionyls perform a couple of times now, but I can’t get enough. The band puts on a fantastic show! Their mix of rock and soul always gets the crowd moving.

Their fans were loud as the band started their short set and even louder as they finished up, hoping to push them into the winning spot themselves.

The guys were definitely deserving of this year’s title. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend that you do! In fact, you can see them for yourself this Thursday and Friday at Mavericks. In addition to the $5000 in talent support from LiVE 88.5, this year’s BMS winner also picks up an opening slot for a pair of shows by east coast favourites The Trews!

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The Lionyls at Ottawa’s E.L.E Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

What a performance! The Lionyls held nothing back as they took the stage at E.L.E Festival. A great setlist of catchy songs, a mix of rock and soul, were the fuel for vocalist Zach Raynor’s boundless energy, as he left no part of the large stage unused.

I was impressed with guitarist Robbie Rigg. He can really play and knew when to pick his moment and step out to the front of the stage. I also couldn’t leave out drummer Anto Rizzuti and bassist Alex Jee Rodriguez who provided a solid driving rhythm all set.

I’m still amazed that last years festival appearance was their first official show. They looked like a band that has been doing this for years.

Catch The Lionyls next at the Big Money Shot Grand Finals on October 17th at Ritual.

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival

The Lionyls at ELE Festival