- 01 Sep 18
Adding a vintage flair to everyone's favourite hits
If you were looking for something a bit different at this year's Electric Picnic festival, then Good Man Sheila was just the thing.
Congregating at the Word Stage inside the Mindfield campus, the group consisted of a nine piece brass band. Why is that so special? Well, the group took a twist on the mainstream by adding a 1920s swing flair to everyone's beloved pop tunes. If that isn't enough to get the party started, I don't know what is.
Turning out hits such as 'Baby Got Back', 'I Like To Move It (Move It)', and 'Sweet Dreams', the audience were thoroughly entranced by the groups charming dynamic. The sheer energy which was pumping from the audience was enough to stop people in their tracks - for a huge crowd began to gather outside the entrance to see what all the commotion was about.
The true highlight of the performance was a massive conga line. Yes, you read that correctly!
Fronted by members of the band, the line span out the back door, around the perimeter of the enclosure and back in the opening. 'Let's do it again', the frontman cries much to the audience's delight.
Often overlooked as the "artsy" side of Electric Picnic, the Word stage has much to behold. Earlier in the evening saw the likes of Bobby and the Blunts, Fanacanta, Storymap and Made in China. Tomorrow see's another incredible line-up with the likes of The Wordsmith, Oscar Mild, Distant Sons, Cronin and Ruaile Buaile.
As the second evening of Electric Picnic draws to a close, Good Man Sheila more than made up for how small the space was.
If a massive dance party and a conga line wasn't enough to get someone pumped up, then surely Robbie William's sensational track, 'Let Me Entertain You' would- and entertain us they did.