Posts tagged ‘gig’

February 11, 2016

Kurupt FM presents Champagne Steam Rooms – Koko 04/02/16 @KuruptFM

West London stand up! Or should I say Camden stand Up?

Kurupt FM the pirate radio station crew known for their comedy show on BBC Three People Just Do Nothing with its second series complete last year, took to Koko for their headline showChampagne Steamrooms. With shows up and down the country, they returned to their home of London on Thursday evening to a sold out show.

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Foundation (Sticky & Scott Garcia) kicked off the night, warming up things nicely with a rotation of some of the most banging Garage tunes known to mankind and host DR. Psycho bringing the energy to the half full crowd who had turned up nice and early, getting their positions ready for the main act.

Big Narstie the bass controller was up next and got the crowd bubbling nicely with his hyped bars. He performed tracks such as ‘Gas The Pipe’ and new track ‘When The Bassline Drops’ ft. Craig David. The DJ also dropped classic tracks such as ‘Rhythm N Gash’ by Rebound X.

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Chabuddy G appeared on the screen on stage, and then popped up on the balcony to the left looking dapper in an all-white suit and obviously a bottle of champagne in his hand. He announced that there was going to be a special guest, making everyone wonder who, then introducing himself as the special guest. Only Kurupt could get away with this! DJ Steves was another funny arrival as he swung down from the ceiling above the stage, quite comically on a broken harness. Steves took to his spot behind the decks and began dropping some heavy duty Garage tunes and the whole crowd started to rave.

The Dancehall set in the middle gave a nice, relaxed feeling after the Garage tunes and skanking out (yes by me too), and allowed our weary feet to rest a bit. Decoy did a good job of curating the set with Damian Marley’s ‘Welcome To Jamrock’ playing and the crowd chanting “Welcome To Camden” with what seemed like every single person in the crowd getting involved.

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The highlights of the night were when the special guests started to arrive on the stage. Garage favourites DJ Luck & MC Neat appeared first performing classic tune ‘With A Little Bit Of Luck’. Grime Gods Newham Generals were next with timeless track ‘Hard’. After Grindah’s own attempt at performing ‘Shut Up’, Stormzy came to take the weight off his shoulders and bring the energy bouncing about on stage.

The boys ended the night with everyone from the night who performed joining them on stage for a crowded performance of ‘Get Out The Way’, packed full of energy and vibes.

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Kurupt FM have proved again that even though they are every bit comical, they need to be taken seriously. They have risen through the ranks and portrayed a culture to places unseen before. They aren’t just doing it for themselves; they are doing it for everyone involved.

May 8, 2014

Ed Sheeran – Multiply Ed Showcase at Koko [Review]

Ed Sheeran was certainly a busy man over this bank holiday weekend as he showcased us some tracks from his album ‘X’. 3 days and 3 cities was the theme for the ‘Multiply Ed’ gigs where he went from Ipwsich to London to Dublin doing half an hour to an hour and then 2 hour sets, literally dashing off stage at each to get to the next one.

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Not wanting the crowd to feel shy and uneasy he began with a favourite among many ‘You Need Me’ which was a pretty long version and lasted nearly ten minutes with Ed showcasing his rapping skills too.

He lead into track ‘Don’t from the new album ‘X’ which was showcased in April on Saturday Night Live, and said to be about a cheating, famous, female.

Before going into ‘Lego House’ he announced he would be playing old and new material so everyone would feel comfortable and could join in with what they new. Very thoughtful of him.

The mood went quite somber as Ed asked people to be quiet for ‘Tenerife Sea’ a new one on the album, and another love song. Instead of cheating this one is about how in love he is and was inspired by someone after going to the Grammys.

‘One’ was another new one off his forthcoming album and a fresh one on people’s mind as he released a black and white acoustic video of the song last week as part of a campaign the Suffolk born singer is doing, releasing an acoustic video a week in the lead up to the album.

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Other tracks included the more lively ‘Drunk’ which was another fan favourite and one most people knew the words too and the moving ‘A-Team’ where a fan fainted near the front and he sang to the audience asking for security to help the person. He ended on single ‘Sing’ another recent release, produced by Pharrell and asking the audience to sing all the way home, and when they wake up in the morning.

I love how Ed Sheeran is a one-man show, with just himself, his guitar and now a looper pedal, which worked fantastically well for him at this show, and really showed how dedicated he is to make his shows purely about his amazing talent. There are not many people that could captivate crowds that big with just themselves.

Words: Shireen Fenner

*published on SBTV on Tuesday 6th May 2014

 

October 9, 2013

Police Cancel Giggs Show

The news that Giggs show has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ was released on Under The Bridge’s Twitter earlier today.

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Giggs then took to Youtube to release a public apology to fans and state that it was the police who had cancelled the show although they had given him the go ahead beforehand. They can’t stop the Monsta Man though as his album When Will It Stop, will prove to them he is an unstoppable force. Giggs keep your head up and keep doing your thing, they can’t hold a good man down for long!

When Will It Stop is out 14th October make sure you keep supporting Giggs and go and buy that I know I will.