Cheerful and energetic
It's sunday. Most people probably aren't up yet I'd suspect. And these that are, are probably too hung-over to care, let alone dance. It's time for some chilled out, summertime grooves since the weather has decided to take a turn for the better. Thankfully, we are in luck.
Kid Id, well reviewed by Sandman (Leeds' local music rag), are taking to the BBC introducing stage and what a sight and sound they are. A six-piece including a guitarist, bongos, drums, bass, trombone and trumpet. A fantastic line-up and the sound is pretty damn good too. Samba style beats, with Ska and summertime sounding vibes to boot. The vocals are rather average but that is made up for by the excellent mix of percussion, backing vocals and an inventive arrangement. There's a strong fan-base here, with plenty of cheers from the crowd, which is quite big by BBC Introducing standards.
The bassist is getting a lot of work out of his 5 string fret-less, the brass section are getting more drunk by the minute and seem to be finding new and interesting percussion instruments when their sections are over. There's not enough bouncing from the crowd but then, see the above comments. Certainly there's support here, and no wonder. This is one of the best bands I've seen on this stage for the past 3 days. There's more soul, more passion than the average Ska band because they keep it mellow and whole. Certainly give these guys a listen if you like your summertime beats.