From inside the KC City Market, I heard electrifying music outside. Dancing along to this energetic group, I went out onto their gathering place to watch three talented men entertaining a crowd of people. Their laptop deejay station, microphones and dance moves created the most fun I’ve had on a weekend morning.
From one addictive hit song to another, the energy kept going. Young and old joined in to copy the dance moves of the tall, svelte dancers. I learned that Battery Tour.com is a unique show which is described as the biggest grassroots movement in America. It brings the music to the people in an interactive setting. One of the members, “AY” is a producer, writer, rapper, singer/songwriter who has opened for several entertainers and was on the X Factor. Zeus is a dancer and singer. His fellow band members describe him as “good at getting people involved”. Christian is a lead singer, artist and dancer. Check out their website to learn the musical acts AY has opened for in concerts. The guys found each other on the KC plaza by one inviting the other to come up to the microphone to do his thing. Christian had come back from Bourbon Street in New Orleans when he went to AY’s show and started singing. They explained that their show resonates with millennials while not alienating other generations. The goal is to get everyone involved. We were hypnotized by their energy and uninhibitedness. After all, this was a weekend morning —not an evening performance. The fact that so many of us were drawn to participate (while shopping at the Farmer’s Market) tells you something about their vibe! I joined along with the choreography, too! Their format is described as “a mobile energy system which powers the show without the constraints of electricity.” That may be true, but I’ll tell you the energy of the people was ELECTRIC! Dancing along with them (below), I remembered how primal the urge is to dance!Their shows are free and they take donations. I found out later that Battery Tour. com had been performing on the KC Country Club Plaza earlier that weekend and when I looked up their schedule, I noticed they were on their way to Lawrence, KS.I am definitely going to check out their shows again in the future. I recommend hiring them for an event—this would be a successful, enigmatic and unique experience!
article and photos by Gina Kingsley
They are available for private events, corporate events, weddings, deejay and live performance.
@ batterytour and #batterytour as well as the Battery Tour Facebook page are ways you can connect to them.