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Nubya Garcia at BBC Proms

Discussion in 'music' started by mickyricky, Aug 18, 2021.

  1. mickyricky

    mickyricky pfm Member

  2. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    In person for me this evening :)

    Bit nervous about going to such a big concert at the moment but didn't want to miss this!
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  3. mickyricky

    mickyricky pfm Member

    We await your report ….
  4. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Don’t forget to wave. Tip: leave the gun at home:)
  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I wasn't sure how it would work a venue like that - and sure enough the huge reverb of the room did smear the sound a bit. Despite that I really enjoyed it. Band sounded great and the event had a really nice vibe.

    I think this was the fifth time I've seen her play with her band - from the front room of a pub to the RAH in four years is good going.

    New remix record imminent apparently.
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  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    They've done a lot of work there to improve the acoustic in recent years.
  7. CTank

    CTank pfm Member

    Sounding superb at this precise moment. Will order the CD from her website later.
  8. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Just watching it now on iplayer, just into the first track, loving it.
    Gonna have to get me that album.

    Edited to add:
    Wow oh wow. Never heard of her. Just excellent!
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  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Yes, very good so far. Nice to hear Joe Armon Jones on a proper piano rather than the usual digital one!

    Nubya’s website implies there are still some white vinyl copies of Source available. I’m amazed as that was a 500 edition back on release (there was at that time a signed version too, which I went for). I’d grab one if you’ve not got it! They are going for more on Discogs!

    PS I’ve preordered the remix album with its unknown vinyl colour and cover!
  10. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Briliant! I hope it's not the muso's Euro's though, so to speak. It's hard to imagine that it wouldn't be...
  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    You talked me into it. I admit I found it rather bland when I tried it on Spotify a few months ago, but everyone else seems to rate it so maybe I was just in a bad mood. Hardly unusual. I’ll try the prom the next time we have a rainy night that forces me indoors. Tomorrow looks likely.
  12. The Bish

    The Bish pfm Member

    Ordered, thanks Tony.
  13. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Thanks Tony, ordered the vinyl also!
    Don't think I've ever...ever.. splashed that much cash after hearing only two songs from an artist!
  14. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet) is superb!
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Absolutely, check out her own band Kokoroko!

    PS There is a massive scene in That London at present, also check out Maisha, Joe Armon Jones, Binker (Golding) & Moses (Boyd) etc. Everyone plays in everyone else’s band, so you’ll spot Nubya in Maisha etc.

  16. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

    Loved it- nervy start then strong finish. Kokoroko are fabulous live too.
  17. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Simply brilliant - better than the record
  18. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Caught some of this earlier by accident. Had heard of her, but never heard her.

    Excellent stuff. The keyboard player was superb too.
  19. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    There was a free concert series curated by Nubya last weekend outside the South Bank Centre. I caught Sam Jones (drummer in her band) leading his band with Chelsea Carmichael on sax and Sheila Maurice-Grey leading her band. Both were great :)
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  20. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Excellent, and I agree with the comments above about it being better, more energetic, than her record - which is great anyway. Time for a live album! Meanwhile it's time to fire up get_iplayer :cool:

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