Sunday, 3 July 2011

Decades Old Disco Dancing

Darwin Deez
June 1st 2011
Cardiff University, Solus Hall

Darwin Deez’s NY born music is funky and poppy, breezy and fun; as such I was expecting a pleasant enough gig on this Wednesday evening. The reality way exceeded my expectations - a live eighties extravaganza! The first in my succession of Cardiff super promoter Swn gigs, this was an enlivening start and surprising indeed. Extravagantly performed group dance routines punctuated tracks, reminiscent of so-terrible-they-are-amazing workout videos, or two decades old school disco dancing, all stylistically enhanced by Darwin’s trademark moustache, ringlets and sweatband. Mash-up covers accompanied the multitude of moves, including artists such as Paul Simon and Enya. The conclusion? A wonderful gig, resulting in a lot more like for Darwin Deez. I challenge you to leave their live performance sans smile.

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