Review and Photography by Micah Gummel.
I was fortunate enough to photograph and review Prospect Hill, soon after their album release, IMPACT, was celebrated with a party at the famous Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA.
This time the setting was at Wally’s Pub, which is well known as Hampton Beach’s oldest biker hang out. With stellar food, awesome staff and friendly clientele, the venue was ready to welcome Prospect Hill. The stage was decked out with the band’s banners, projecting blue lights.
From Methuen, Mass., Prospect Hill provides music for all ages to enjoy. A range of adults were in attendance with older teens anticipating their set with high energy, catchy melodies, and intense hooks.
Tonight, this hard rock act was geared up for their highly anticipated first tour of the year. This was the kick-off show for their tour. There was definitely a rowdy bunch of Prospect fans at the pub, and men widely out numbered women in attendance.
Starting off their set was their latest Billboard charting song, “Come Alive!” This was intensely powerful as it packed and delivered the charismatic vocals of Adam Fithian. Adam was charged up from the first to last note. This enthusiasm and outright force behind his stage presence was mesmerizing and magnetic to the crowd. Every time he carelessly jumped out to the large deck speakers, the crowd swarmed to him, and fought to get just an inch closer. Each instrument sounded crisp, clean, loud and proud. All members were clearly having fun, simply doing what they love — jamming to create fantastic live music!
With seven songs from their new album plus fan favorites that did not disappoint, Prospect Hill held a tight reign on their set list and the crowd responded. From the rock ballad, ‘Reflections’ to the blistering ‘Dirty Mother,’ Prospect Hill has the talent, the range and the force to quickly move to the top of the charts. They are no longer a band to watch, but now a band to catch. Do it quickly, they are moving fast.
The band delivered this high energy set:
Life Goes On
Into the Light