Date: 30 / 6/ 02
Venue: Palacio de Los Deportes – Granada
Every now and again a great band comes around on tour
in Andaulcia and this was such an occasion. Having heard about
the concert on the www.doctormusic.com website we purchased
The venue was the Palacio de Los Deportes in Granada, which
is similar in size to the one in Malaga and provides excellent
viewing both if you want to sit or stand in the main crowd.
We managed to find a great spot opposite the stage and in
The Concert started about 10.30 after the supporting act,
which was a pretty good DJ who got the crowd going.
At the first sight of Jay Kay (Lead Singer) the crowd went
wild, famous for wearing all sorts of strange headgear this
time wasn’t going to be least as he wore a white fur hat with
chrome like pieces sticking upwards in the style of a Indian
big chief. The combination of the chrome and lighting effects
proved very spectacular.
The first song was “Twenty Zero One” from the new
album “A Funk Odyssey” which began with a lengthy introduction
and got going full swing when JK started singing with plenty
of visual effects.
If any of you have seen this guy in his videos his stage
act is none the less, with all sorts of acrobatics and of
course his idiosyncratic voice.
They played all their latest hits plus classics such as “Cosmic
Girl” and “Travelling without Moving”. But without a doubt
the song of the evening was “Deeper Underground” from the
movie “Godzilla”. JK even imitated the overgrown lizard before
the song by stomping around the stage with together to some
well timed bass notes, which moved the hall.
A great show not to be forgotten.
By Ernest H Slade
Tracks from “A Funk Odyssey” (Source amazon.com)