Nubiyan Twist Tickets
Islington Assembly Hall, London
The Fleece, Bristol
Rated 2 out of 5 by Barns from Good skills but lacked coherency Was quite impressed by the musical talent of this twelve piece but for me they spread themselves too thin. Reggae to soul to hip hop to south american. All good individually but as a gig it didn't really work for me. Each song a totally different genre from the last, made it difficult to get into. It felt like there were 12 talented musicians all with their own personal preferences and tastes and as a result it just lost direction and didn't flow. Wasn't helped by the positioning of the guy in his box doing the nob-twizzling (that's the technical term i'm sure!) right in the middle of the stage. I'm sure he was doing a very important job but it wasn't something that was entertaining to watch and it meant the vocalist couldn't interact with the band and the brass were squashed at the back unable to really perform to the crowd. Vocalist was incredible but it was a bit uncomfortable to watch her because she was overcompensating for performance-blocking nob-twizzler. All in all a bit of a disappointment but there is definite potential to be amazing.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bry from Really was the best live act I have seen in a very long time! Nubiyan Twist completely exceeded my expectations and my expectations were high. It was more than just a good band playing fun music, each individual musician was a master of their instrument and the strong connection between them all was really alive on stage which meant the music was flawless. The best live act I have seen in a long time, enjoyed it 100% and so did everyone around us based on the smiles and big dance moves. Will be the first to buy my ticket to see them again when they are back in town and would recommend everyone to do the same!
Date published: 2016-05-23