A strobe light danced intermittently to a drum track over a bare stage. Clad in all black, the four members of pop band Lovelife took the Paradise stage. Keyboardist Ally Young laid down the introductory synthesizer track to “Brave Heart”. When drummer Frank Colucci kicked in, vocalist Lee Newell and guitarist Sam Jackson sang the double vocal harmonies. As the opening act the crowd was somewhat sparse but the band grabbed the audience’s attention.