Crazy Week did not disappoint at all. An evening of amazing energy, great music which everyone was up for! The place was thronged.
Saturday night at Crazy Week festival — the penultimate night, and what an interesting lineup. HVN I have seen before. Nice Nice local band with a solid, youngish following. Good energy though still emerging, everyone starts from somewhere. Very likeable, adored by some, they do deliver to the maximum, especially the lead singer who does a mean line in synth and drums too.
Then came FFF! They blew me away, wow — I’ll rephrase that — WOW! From the moment they came on stage until they left, it was music maxed out, lots of frenetic movement, lots of just everything you want – all band members get in on the act, all of them were in the moment. You know what, it was fun too, made me smile, made me laugh – so cool.
Every organ in my body has been jiggled and displaced by the throbbing driving sound. I had never heard of them. Now that I have, I will spread the word – they are so worth searching out. A mixed bag of members too that adds to the spice, nice to see brass, nice to see the trombonist too! How would I describe their music? In your face rock I guess with an undercurrent of reggae. I am no expert – I am expert however on what I like – FFF I liked – a lot.
Follow that – they did, with Skip the Use (pictured below). Another high energy act, driven mainly by the singer who rocketed about the stage, engaged with the audience, the connection was tangible. I liked Skip the Use, but after FFF I had seen Paris and so not ready to go back to the farm again. Make no mistake, they were good – very good. I don’t want you wandering off thinking they sucked – that they did not.
After finding Miss America on the first night of Crazy Week, I am amazed to find another band in the shape of FFF that I would recommend, urge, extoll or whatever to go and see. This festival keeps on giving, I keep on receiving, how cool is that.
Sunday is the last night of Crazy Week – Boo Hoo! Can’t wait to see what that delivers. And we always have 2015 to look forward to as well!
All photographs © Mike Colquhoun