3:53pm Wednesday 30th January 2013
By Thom Belk
THE first Altar Club offering of 2013 saw a good crowd gather as former King Prawn front man Babar Luck headed a bill that saw rock, hip-hop, blues and ska banish those January doldrums.
Single Skin, on opening duties, emerged from a smoky mist and launched into Dirty Little Song, continuing to show their synthesised bass beats with power drive riffs.“Who got the funk?” asked The Band and Friends – they have, for sure.
They bring to the party some split rapping from vocalists Carl and Gav laid over funk sections.
Then, after delivering a shot of energy to the atmosphere and playing their own rendition of Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics, it was the time for Funke and the Two Tone Baby.
The penultimate act, also known as Dan Turnbull, drew not only the wow factor for performance but also the great interest of the audience.
Two microphones, a vast collection of loop pedals, harmonica and last, but not least, guitar.
Funke is definitely on the right road to stardom; his ability to win over the crowd with not only his music but also his stage presence left those at the gig with fond memories of his set. He has no doubt won himself a collection of new fans.
Babar Luck Experience ended the night with a mixture of ska and rock’n’roll.
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