Big Fish III 25 March 2011

Big Fish III 25/03/2011 Review

This is the second Big Fish event organised by Leeds City College that I have attended. The first was Big Fish II back in October. Both events have been brilliant with fantastic bands and making a truly great night out. However I must confess that the Big Fish III event outshone its predecessor. The format worked a lot better this time round with two stages in use, an acoustic stage that supplied music in between the sets on the main stage.

The band choice for the event was well thought out starting with Soul Circus, an amazing five piece, indie rock band who looked naturally confident on the stage with masses of energy. Their music style was original and gave the night an incredibly awesome beginning.

The next band, Penguin, didn’t let down the promising start to the night. Penguin gave a set of great songs with awesome lyrics executed by the three band members with prominent stage presence.

The third band to hit the main stage were Young British Artists, these guys throw themselves into their music with so much enthusiasm it is impossible to not completely involved and just love the music.

Each of these bands have their individual styles and first-class talent that will bring big things for them in the future.

The first act on the acoustic stage was Norelle from the Secret Sirens. With her amazing voice and confidence on stage she added something a little different to the night. A more chilled out style of music that seemed to fit in perfectly whilst the main stage was being set up for the next band. Sam Airey also gave the night the same touch of perfectly timed mellow atmosphere.

In all the night was well executed and entertaining with well-chosen acts to cover a range of musical tastes. The organisers did themselves proud and all the acts made the night one of the most enjoyable nights out I’ve had in a long time. I would definitely recommend going along to the next Big Fish event if you love good music and a great atmosphere.

By Catherine Styles