“A unique and singular blend, it’s the sound of English folk colliding head-on with the golden-era music of 1970s West Africa and the Carribean.” (From the front of their new album, Hide Your Way.)
I went to see Me and My Friends for their album launch party in Leeds last Saturday. Their combination of drums, cello, clarinet and guitar sounds fantastic. They’re an incredibly talented bunch (and, by all accounts, lovely people too).
I’ve rarely had so much fun at a gig. It was a small venue, filled to the rafters, and within no time the whole crowd was dancing madly! The band were in their element, playing a mixture of infectious dance-inspiring numbers and some beautiful slower tunes too.
Thanks to Mel for introducing me to this great band.
You can pick up the new album on Amazon.