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Live Review: Puma Blue
Pablo Doyle checks out an intimate and unforgettable set by the jazzy Puma Blue at the Sunflower Lounge
London based jazz-soul wonders Puma Blue hit Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge on their last show of their tour. On the same day as the lead singer’s birthday, the show was destined to be a special one.
“Support acts remain one of the best way to discover the best talent around, and Lucy Lu certainly lived up to the occasion
The tone was set right for the arrival of Puma Blue 30 minutes later. The eager crowd understandably pushed forward, only 2 feet away from the newly turned 23-year-old front-man Jacob Allen. 'It’s my birthday today!' he shouts, clearly mocking himself. As the crowd start singing happy birthday, Jacob smartly jumps into the first song of the set. The whole room gets effortlessly sucked into the hushed sounding, emotion-packed lyrics that are ingrained within every Puma Blue song.
“The intimate nature of the gig really displayed the musical abilities of all band members
The intimate nature of the gig really displayed the musical abilities of all band members. The drummer’s range of beats and styles was admirable; one moment he would introduce a hip-hop beat on electronic pads, and the next he would change into a classic jazz groove. The addition of a saxophone solo in almost every song was also always welcomed with cheers and claps from the crowd.
“If you’re looking for something refreshing and someone to revitalise your faith in live music, Puma Blue are the band to look out for
If you’re looking for something refreshing and someone to revitalise your faith in live music, Puma Blue are the band to look out for. And if you’re looking for that intimate gig feeling, definitely catch them as soon as possible before they inevitably explode.
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