Last Friday was the first time in a long time that I was able to attend a concert. The House of Blues hosted the new boyband sensation, PrettyMuch. Although the boyband isn’t brand new, they were formed in 2016 by Simon Cowell, this year is their first headlining tour. The boyband came to Houston as apart of their Funktion Tour.
Now as I’ve said before in other reviews, the House of Blues venue is truly one of my favorites. The staff there was excellent as always. The security team were polite and willing to answer any questions for the customers. Typically, a staff that cares about fans is a staff that is amazing, so good for House of Blues in employing the best.
The opening act, Gunnar Gehl, came on at about 7:00 and rocked the stage. His performance seemed to reach out a lot to the fans, both figuratively and literally. He even interacted his the fans by reaching out to grab their hands. He covered a few songs and overall his music was soothing. Although it was soothing, it was fun to listen to and he obviously was able to pump the crowd up for the main act. After he performed, he went out to the crowd to take photos with fans, which I thought was a really humble and nice thing to do.
Next up was the main act, PrettyMuch. They were very punctual and came out at 8:30. The boyband consists of five guys – Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Nick Mara and Zion Kuwonu – who all sing and dance. Let me be honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy them as much as I did. I thought that their targeted fanbase was a lot younger than for my age group. I’d only listened to a few songs of theirs before the show and while I enjoyed them, I knew they danced as well as sing. I’ve just never been able to get behind performers doing both because more times than often they either lip sync or rely on tracks instead of actually singing and dancing. I sure was wrong about this boyband, though. As soon as they came out they definitely new how to control the crowd. Not only was their singing on point, but their dancing was top notch, too. They sang countless hits of theirs and interacted with the crowd countless times.
All in all, I went to the concert not really thinking I would have a good time, but I was glad that I was proved wrong. I had an amazing and fun night thanks to the boyband, Prettymuch.