Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hoss @ atProud Gallery, Camden

Monday night should be a school night. It really shouldn't be a night for heading to a gig in Camden, but, when you know the band members, having lived with one of them, you tend to make exceptions. Add to that list of reasons for partying on a school night the fact that the band are from Cambridge and many of their entourage and groupies are people that I haven't seen for a while and the decision makes itself.

The venue was schizophrenic; one half being a converted stable, with the  partitions still in place, the other half being a large white hall with pictures for sale on the wall - the latter being where the magic happens.

Hoss are a four-piece with a distinctive funk-rock sound reminiscent of latter-day Hendrix - think 'First Rays of the New Rising Sun'. Their songs engage the listener and infect even the most conservative of audiences to twitch a leg or tap or foot - as it was, most people were moved to do substantially more. 

The stage presence of the band and the delivery of their tunes is also a deal-breaker for audiences. To listen to their songs on Myspace doesn't quite do them justice and acts really just a medium for teasing potential audiences into giving one of their gigs a try. To see them live though, with the raw/edgy delivery of their brand of funk is what really makes seeing this band live worthwhile.

Hoss, please come back to Camden soon!

Picture taken from Hoss' webpage.
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