Live Review: King Klam by Sean Roe

 Image by Sean Roe

Image by Sean Roe

“Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny” proclaims the Facebook event page inviting potential guests to the newly formed briny groovesters King Klam début performance at SVA on a wet and windy December evening. The farcical funksters comprise of Jonny Hamer on Sax, Hugh Hopper on bass and Rob Pemberton (from Hot Feet) on drums.

And farcically funky and briny-ly groovy they surely were! Some solidly syncopated rhythms balanced nicely with free flowing and melodic strangulations on the Sax all held together by the understated strumming and dranging of the bassist with more foot pedals than feet. Their songs all had wonderfully surreal titles - none of which my inebriated blubber brain can recall! An appreciative audience was lucky to squeeze an encore out of the lads before Graeme continued with his excellent selection of music on the decks. Shame I had to leave early to continue listing records on ebay...

 Image by Sean Roe

Image by Sean Roe

Sean Roe is a Stroud based artist and musician. He runs JunKroom Records an extremely small outlet for unusual music www.facebook.com/junkroomrecords