US band The Soul Rebels kept people's feet moving at the Deni Blues & Roots Festival on Sunday.CASS SAVELLIS April 24, 2014 3:10am
US band The Soul Rebels told the Pastoral Times they ‘‘like to keep people’s feet moving’’ and they did just that at the Deni Blues & Roots Festival on Sunday.
Hailing from New Orleans and combining R&B, funk and hip-hop, with a traditional brass band style, The Soul Rebels got everyone to their feet with their energetic vibe.
Starting the set off by saying ‘‘I hope you’re ready for this’’, the crowd knew they were in for an all-star performance.
The Soul Rebels had no time for onlookers, having the crowd waving their hands in the air and even taking part in a dance routine which saw thousands of people sway to their sounds.
‘‘If you want some more music say ‘yeah’,’’ they cheered to the thousands of patrons.
Playing mostly instrumental tunes combining the sounds of trumpet, saxophone, sousaphone, trombone with bass and snare drums, the eight-piece created jams never before seen in Deniliquin.
Favourites included an instrumental cover of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean, the catchy 504 and mash-ups of well known songs such as Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.
Band members Marcus Hubbard and Erion Williams interacted with the crowd, encouraging all those dancing to get those seated up to the stage and join in.
‘‘You know, those people sitting down are really bothering me,’’ they joked.
‘‘We’ve travelled a long way to be here – it took exactly 30 hours on a plane, so I think we need to get them up and make this a party.’’
A sea of people rose from their chairs and picnic rugs to show The Soul Rebels that they know how to party.
The charismatic show was the culmination of The Soul Rebels’ Australian tour.
‘‘This is our last show in Australia, but it’s all right, we’ll be back,’’ they promised.
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