Tuesday 18 January 2011

Review: JEFF The Brotherhood

You can just imagine these two sharing a room (bunk beds), kicking each other under the dinner table or going camping with their parents. It's so apparent they are brothers. They are obviously very comfortable with each other and used to spending time together.

So comfortable and confident that besides playing music the boys have great fun interacting with the audience and entertaining the room in the most charming way. Big smiles, funny remarks, asking that people take off their coats, walking into the audience, you name it. Togetherness. And how JEFF The Brotherhood manage to have such a stage presence when it's just the two of them, a drum kit and a guitar, is beyond me. Wonderful.

Musically, we were delivered what was promised. That raw late seventies sound that was later reproduced by a lot of groups in the early nineties. Noisy yet poppy. Rock yet punk. Fun yet serious. And surprisingly danceable. It's not new and it's not rocket science but boy, do these guys rock the little equipment that they have. And when, near the end, they answered people's requests for five more songs with "we will just combine 5 songs to play one more song for you", they weren't joking. They actually manage to do that, sort of. 

I haven't had this much fun at a gig in a while. May many gigs like this follow. And may JEFF The Brotherhood return soon.

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