Rated 5 out of
Were they, weren't they ?
Having never seen this band before, I was very sceptical but thought that if anyone dared to base their material on Steely Dan, then they MUST be confident. Tickets were purchased and our confidence grew when the vast array of instruments became evident upon arrival. All doubts quickly disappeared when the stage filled with 10 musicians !! and ripped into their set. I would not like to pick a favourite section as every single musician was absolutely stunning. How can a single person handle the complex vocals of Steely Dan music PLUS the equally complex Bass guitar requirements?..... impossible I agree but it happened !, keyboard player, guitarists & backing vocals all just brilliant. The 4 piece brass section had a tight squeeze to fit on the stage but by golly they were REALLY TIGHT. Finally the drummer?, we have first hand knowledge of drumming as my wife's brother has been a professional musician all his life going back to the sixties when he and the other members of a Southampton based group left for life in London. Well this guy was sensational !, again the material requires very complex passages, his build in 'Aja' was nothing short of staggering.
Sorry to bang on but hats off to all these guys (and lady) go see them !!
Date published: 2017-08-04