Unfortunately, I was just in time to catch Drizabone singing their classic “real Love” and a promise to return as a headlining act. Always been a favourite and wished I had got there in time and caught the earlier part of their set. Loved what I saw!
Incognito are on stage at Koko and they really are “Talking Loud and Saying Something”. Thirty years in the business of bringing us quality music and no signs of that output slowing. The band led by Bluey, who for the most part kept a low profile, bring an energy and tight delivery to the proceedings. Personally, each song was like reminiscing on my youth, parties, past relationships or just sitting next to the stereo and aurally eating up their music. Vocals were provided by Tony Momrelle, Lorraine Cato and Vanessa Haines. I loved the classic “Colibri” from Tribes, Scribes and Vibes, “Everyday” delivered by Vanessa Haines and “Deep Waters” delivered by Lorraine Cato. The love and appreciation of Stevie Wonder is always apparent with the inclusion of two songs “As” with Tony Momrelle on lead and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”.
The brass section, or I should say dancing brass section, were in fine form throughout and at one point we had a brass off between two saxes and a storming trombone solo. “Still A Friend Of Mine” is a personal favourite and it was easy for me and the rest of the audience to sing along, but actually I probably did that for most of the evening. Another favourite was “Lowdown” and the encore of “Always There”.
I really enjoyed the evening, the energy, the sentiment from Bluey because I also love London and really agree that it is the best, most tolerant and culturally embracing city in the world. Keep on doing what you do Incognito and I’ll keep showing up to your gigs. Thanks again Dome Records – loving it!
About the Writer
Terry Joe is a London-based has led bands as a vocalist, releasing cds and regularly performing. His favourite artists include Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Nathan Haines, Me'shell NdegeOcello and many more.