Jordan Carrier at The Roxy

Photos by Alex Ramon

When I was a young boy growing up in this here big city, I’ve heard stories, well actually more like rumours, about the hunt that goes on at the infamous Roxy Nightclub. For those unsuspecting victims, the predator known as a “cougar” will snatch up anything young enough to “eat.” As a result, being the wholesome gentleman that I am, I rarely go to this club, not because I don’t want to, but because I’m afraid I will be caught, or more importantly, catch something I don’t want. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind going to The Roxy if the price was right, so when the ninja known as Jordan Carrier mysteriously slipped a note in my inbox requesting my presence, I couldn’t say no to such a kind gesture.

Jordan CarrierIt was a very decent crowd out on a Thursday night, some old some young, so the mixture of the bunch would have been interesting to see, but my social experiment had to wait because Jordan put on an amazing show. He’s got a very unique voice, something you don’t normally hear in the mainstream radio world, but I have to say he is quite reminiscent of Brian Johnson from AC/DC, but with a little more edge if you can believe it. On a side note, doesn’t Jordan look like Simon Pegg (“Hot Fuzz”, “Shaun of the Dead”)?

This stealthy ninja transitioned from one song to the next with utter ease. He didn’t have any useless banter during his set, but when he did at least he was entertaining. Jordan just kept going and going and going, sort of like the musical energizer bunny, and hardly stopped to take a breather. He had so much passion and energy, and to be honest, The Roxy did not do him justice. When he was having that orgasmic musical adventure, Jordan should have graced the stage of a venue like The Commodore.

I was thoroughly entertained throughout Carrier’s set, and there was not a boring moment where he stood still. His magical fingers laced his guitar and produced some heavy and exhilarating guitar solos. At one point, I yelled into my buddy’s ear that Jordan looked like a “schizophrenic guitar junkie.” That’s a good thing.