So, yawl might remember my blog post about seeing Bad Manners where The Sunny Coast Rude Boys supported.
How excited was I to find out through the miracle of social media that TSCRB had their very own gig at The Triffid as part of the Rude Boy/Rude Girl Dance Club?!!!
This time I was stoked that hubby came along too.
After some great traditional ska music from DJ Dave Slater it was time show time.
As usual, I was right up the front with a huge goofy smile on my face.
Looking around I was so excited to see the venue was full and the local ska loving community had come out to support the night.
Well, what can I say?
As usual, TSCRB were brilliant. So tight and Michael (the lead singer)'s vocals were fantastic.
Even though they are essentially a covers band I love how they put their own spin on a lot of the tunes. They offer such a variety too. Gorgeous melodic reggae to traditional ska to knees up nutty ska.
Looking around the room it was obvious the crowd was LOVING IT and GOING ORRRFF!
A number of times the rude boy skanking next to me would look at me and scream "How fucking great is this??!!!" I was bouncing up & down and skanking like a crazy woman.
Highlights for me were their cover of Paul Kelly's "Dumb Things" which it turns out is PERFECT for a ska cover, "Town Like Malice" and needless to say, EVERYBODY lost their shit when they played "One Step Beyond".
Sadly it finally came to an end and I was one VERY sweaty, stinky, aching, sore exhilarated gal.
Now if these guys would just play once a week I would be fit as !!!!
Not only are these guys incredible musicians are are all really friendly and it is obvious they love what they do and are having a great time on stage. It must be so great to play to a room of people who are passionate about your genre of music. I know that down in the pit the vibe is just fantastic.
If you are a person who doesn't know what SKA music you really should check it out.
It is FUN music that never fails to put it's listener in a Great mood.
Here's a crowd favourite as a sampler:
Sure my knees, feet and calves feel like I've done the Tough Mudder Course 6 times in a row
but SO WORTH IT!