It was a special night, the cosmic atmosphere full of outer space decorations were crowned by the projections of Rucksak Cinema and live drawings by the Heart N Soul’s artist Ariel. This intergalactic environment inspired the bands to play a combination of cyber- funky space music and terrestrial free-heavy jazz.
The Hairdressers with Robyn (trumpet) and Kathy Hulme ( cello), played a classical sound, while Bassheads with Ned Smith (percussion, loops and ipad), Dean Rodney jnr (voice), Mark Williams (bass) ,Robyn Steward (trumpet + fx) and the final act Steve Pretty were more closed to a kind of cyber jazz- funk music with loops.
Our guys Jamaica with Josh on drums; Duane, bass; Jason, tenor sax; Leon, electronic devises, Richie on vocals and home-made strings, travelled to East London though to rock it!!! and their explosive- tectonic-trance music liberated the audience which stand up asking for more after they have finished their set. It was a great night, a very different gig in relation to what Robyn said that night “the snobbish jazz scene.”
“I like the gig, I enjoyed when I was on the mic it was good and the people like it this a lot. We rock East London with Josh on the drums, Duane on the bass, Jason on tenor sax, Leon (LM Dubs) on the electronic sounds, I was on the mic and home-made strings.” Richie
“I like the café.” Jason
“It was my first time performing at Café Oto, It was fun and I enjoyed it. I saw other bands performing that night, it was wicked.” Duane
“Good jass music with beats and sax that we came in, it was good sound, I enjoyed it… yeah. Robyn trumpet player with Fish Police vocalist (Dean), with free choc drinks.” LM Dubs