In Focus: Plush rock out at Alive at 5

On Thursday, July 6th, Plush rocked a hot summer stage for Albany’s 4th installment of Alive at 5.

Kenny Hohman of Super 400 – Photo by Jarron Childs

Super 400, from Troy, NY, opened rock night with a strong 1 hour set. Playing together for over 20 years, they are no stranger to the Capital Region spot light. The trio were inductees to the Class of 2022 Eddies Hall of Fame. Their psychedelic and class rock sound really drew in the very adult Albany crowd. Towards the end of their set, they brought up singer, writer, and producer Sean Whiteford for a song. They crowd gave them a strong exit as they really played straight through the summer heat.

Sean Whiteford and Kenny Hohman – Photo by Jarron Childs

Lead vocalist, Moriah Formica, got her start in music at a fairly young age. She was previously on The Voice at the age of 16 in 2017. She made it to the last playoff round before getting eliminated; but it was enough to jump start her professional music career. Plush was formed soon after during the COVID-19 pandemic mainly through ads on social media. The young, all female rock band has been capitalizing on the growing female rock scene. From debuting their first song “Hate,” it wasn’t long before they were supporting acts like Kiss.

Moriah Formica of Plush – Photo by Jarron Childs

Lead by Albany native Moriah Formica, they did not not let the heat stop them from playing a full hour and a half set. Plush braved the humidity with a burst of energy the radiated well into the crowd. With lots of bopping around stage, they really brought the excitement of rock to the stage with their classic and hard rock rock style. Bassist and New York native, Ashley Suppa, seemed to be a crowd favorite as she really took up the as much as the stage as she could. Her and guitarist, Bella Perron, kept switching places which helped really stimulate the audience to keep on moving with them. Perron also had some great solos where she really used her guitar to bring the energy from some of Plush’s newest fans.

Ashley Suppa of Plush – Photo by Jarron Childs

Even though they may have had a weird start, they had a powerful exit with their latest single, “Left Behind.” They took a photo with the crowd before greeting them by the merch table for fans to greet their new favorite band. Their great sound coupled with young energy make them really hard not to like.

The closest show the band has to New York is in Atlantic City on September 8th. They play at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on July 15th for anyone that can check them out soon.

Faith Powell of Plush – Photo by Jarron Childs

Plush Setlist: Athena, Champion, Sober, Better Off Alone, Baracuda, Found A Way, Walk Away, Don’t Say That, Man in the Box, Hate, Will Not Win, I Don’t Care, Bring Me Down, Why Do I Even Try, Sorry, Heaven’s On Fire, Left Behind

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