Too Many Zooz at SWX on Saturday 18th May 2019Posted on: 13 May 2019
Buskers are a common sight around Bristol. Some are good, some are bad, and some (usually armed with a school recorder, a can of Special Brew and a lurcher on a piece of string) will never cut the mustard. So, if you want to see how busking's supposed to be done - the proper, kick-ass, outrageously talented way - then catch Too Many Zooz at SWX on Saturday 18th May 2019.
This incredible busking bunch are born from the subways of New York and have become a global phenomenon, proving that, if you flex your considerable musical muscles with new, innovative, funky sounds rather than singing to a karaoke machine outside your local shopping mall, you can make very big, very serious, very influential waves.
Made up of Leo Pellegrino, Matt "Doe" Muirhead and David "King of Sludge" Parks, they've an unparalleled, unique sound that blitzes the sonic mash-up of jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk, and even occasional smatterings of EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and house. They've a colossal following of millions YouTube too - and rightly so; these guys are an unstoppable powerhouse and refreshing musical joy.
Last year they absolutely nailed at the BBC Proms and played sold out gigs all over the country, sharing their brilliant talents and music and garnering legions of new fans along the way.
Do yourself a favour; treat yourself, see what all the fuss is about and be utterly, totally blown away. Doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £18.50 and can be purchased here.
SWX is located at 15 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2JY. Tel. 0117 945 0325
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.