Rockers Bird Brain Mafia providing the fireworks
Hayes FM presenter Hughie Dixon reviews the live band scene
IF you’re looking for some live music action to compliment your fireworks this weekend then Friday night at The Crown and Treaty might be right up your street.
If your street is Oxford Road, Uxbridge, that is (that’s where you’ll find the pub).
One of the most entertaining bands I’ve seen in years, Bird Brain Mafia, are back stomping those familiar boards and to paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: “I promise each and every one of you you won’t be bored”.
Hillingdon-based three piece BBM are expressive, exciting, gimmicky, witty, creative and fun with a capital F. They are all over the stage and dance floor like they refuse to recognise the imaginary line between audience and band.
Their album PMA came out in July this year and after one listen I had to say that Bird Brain Mafia are the band that Green Day could have been. Check out www. birdbrainmafia.bandcamp.com
On the same bill are Senpai (www.soundcloud.com/senpai-uk), whose screeching guitar-laden grimy grunge sound will certainly sharpen your appetite.
Furs and Masks (www. soundcloud.com/furs-and-masks), who are taking over the Friday night slot for the duration of November to showcase their impressive catalog of well written and arranged anthems, will no doubt be topping the bill before Yuck Indie DJ Steven rocks you into the early hours.
Remember it’s free entry before 10pm and £5 after.
EXCITING: Bird Brain Mafia