Rated 4 out of
Cymbeline: impressive young band
Having heard Cymbeline were a pretty good new band, I went along not really expecting to be impressed... how wrong was I? A very mature performance from a musically tight group, who evidently work well together. The mainly original set showed influences from classic indie of the past with a few well picked covers illustrating a breadth of musical knowledge beyond their years, and a performance where each member showed the prowess behind an extremely charismatic front man.
I was similarly impressed by the lead member of the Arosa, who fronted his bands ska influenced performance with a confidence that slightly overshadowed his colleagues. I was initially cynical of this bravado, but the band and their music won me over, leaving a tough act for Cymbeline to follow.
Date published: 2018-02-19