Live Review from The Hi- Fi March 22
It was reggae, but perhaps unlike anything you have seen before. A unique combination of soul mixed with electro and a splash of pop, West End hosted a night to be remembered if you ignored the strange smells coming from some of its dreadlocked patrons. Friday night at The Hi-Fi launched the latest singles from Dubmarine and Kingfisha: ‘Beat In Control’ and ‘Digging For Fire’. But first up were special guests The Chocolate Strings, who were great to watch. Beginning the night to a smaller crowd, they did their best to get the beats flowing and their onstage presence is not something easily forgotten.
Combining great sounds and shall we say varying dance styles, The Chocolate Strings are ones to watch. Dubmarine’s nine-piece band were in sync and had clearly rehearsed. Front-woman Billie Weston did not disappoint fans, and alongside front-man Kazman the duo brought plenty energy to the stage. Kingfisha also brought to the stage clean and synced sounds, but lacked the same onstage ‘oomph’ that Dubmarine had. But you’re better off soaking in their brand of reggae dub, with plenty of heads nodding in appreciation as the night went on.
See photos from the night at Scenestr