London Elektricity ‎– Live Gravy

Hospital Records ‎– NHS72DVD



Tracks 1-7 recorded live at the Jazz Cafe on 23/10/03. Track 8 recorded live at Leiceseter University on 25/10/03. Track 9 recorded live at the Knowledge Drum & Bass Awards on 20/11/03.
DVD also includes videos for Billion Dollar Gravy & Cum Dancing as well as behind the scenes footage of the bands roadtrips. It also features individual profiles of each of the band members.



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January 20, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Quite interesting. Live performances of a few of "Billion dollar gravy" hits, with "Do you believe" and a cover of "Spread Love" which is the Nu:tone mix of that song. It shows the strength of this act when they play live: its goal is not that drum'n bass jumping, because the jungle drummer plays different kind of complex rhythms; its goal is a middle point between an electronica live act and live jazzy improvisations (nearer to the broken beat or even acid jazz scene). The MCs are enthusiastic, but it is Lianne Carroll who looks and sounds amazing, really confortable with the audience, making them sing, dance, jump, move. Tony Coleman looks like having a lot of fun (and he doesn't sing bad at all, by the way). And, finally, it changes the conception of London Elektricity: not a Tony Coleman performance, but a whole group of gifted people enjoying their music. There are also a couple of videoclips and some backstage footage which you may find appealing.

Anyway I still wanted some more when I watched this: a whole act of live musicians. Not only a real bass: violins, horns and those things that sound that powerful in "Gravy" and "Power Ballads". A matter of time?