The Hustlers, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, Feb 16
The Hustlers have been building a reputation locally as a band to funkify any party, and they do.
| 17 Mar 2006
The Hustlers Ã¢Â€Â“ six, seven, twenty-somethings lost in pre-Katrina, pre-modern music New Orleans. Performing at Edinburgh's Bongo Club to promote the launch of new album 'Succour for Suckers', tonight the Hustlers will boogie-woogie, honky-tonk, doo-wah-diddy the dudes on the dancefloor through screaming sax, rolling keyboard, wandering bass and slinky singing from a diva, or two. It's like The Commitments Ã¢Â€Â“ but jazzier. It's like Ray Charles Ã¢Â€Â“ but sexier. It's like Dr John Ã¢Â€Â“ but groovier, slow dancing, down low dancing, easy, relaxed, not banging it like a mentalist. Who needs beats anyway? The Hustlers have been building a reputation locally as a band to funkify any party, and it's justified, because they do. So it's all very amiable, he-hey hey there, enjoyable and "let me introduce the band!"-like, but will it translate to a studio album, listenable whilst sitting at a computer, whilst sitting on a bus, whilst sitting at all? Who wants to sit, really? [Ally Brown]
The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, February 16th. http://www.thehustlers.net