The fourth installment of the “I’m A July” series of concerts at the Arby’s restaurant in Las Vegas features favorites from bands who made their debut on the American recording scene. Taking the stage includes acts such as Survivor, Kaleidoscope, and Sky. The band Kaleidoscope is composed of two teenage boys from California. They met when they were six in a Christian summer camp.
Surviving the age of sixteen, Kaleidoscope formed by high school friends Ryan Lee and Spencer Chamberlain and guitarist Andy Lewis. The band made its first album at the age of seventeen called Survive, Kaleidoscope. After developing their sound as a result of playing in different venues and with a variety of musicians, the band went to the point where they decided to record an album. During this time, the group broke up. However, they reunited in the spring of 2021 and have since gone on to release a string of follow-up singles.
Onstage during the show, the band will open with “We All Can’t Go Wrong” before going into “Knights of the Round Table.” The set is packed with songs off the latest Kaleidoscope album. Most notably, “I’m in the Mood for Love” contains a duet between guitarist Ryan Lee and his girlfriend Rachel Platten. The song was released as a single in early 2021. Survive, Kaleidoscope also features a cover of the Gaucho classic “When the Saints Go Marching in” by The Replacements.
The band breaks out into “Love is in the air” for the second encore. Following a brief discussion of the previous night’s setlist, they enter “Iris Eyes” and close with “We Are the Champions.” Throughout the evening, the band performs songs from various albums. This list includes hits from Aerosmith’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame release, Come As You Are, Pink Floyd’s Wish you Were Here, Perfect Tonight, and King of Swords and Cross.
The band is back on stage after “Iris Eyes,” and goes right into “I Am A Walrus.” The audience gets to hear an extended version of “I Am a Walrus” from the Wish You Were Here album. The encore finishes with” Proud Mary,” followed by “POogie Woogie.” This show marked the debut of founding member Scott Weiland.
This band has always been inspired by American culture and lifestyle, starting in the earliest days of their creation. They have also featured many different genres of music, including rock, folk, blues, country, gospel, and original songs. Regardless of what genre they are showcased in front of, from early American pop to modern stadium fare, Azzy is always bringing the patriotic music to their shows. This performance will live on in history as one of the best show of the year.