Anyone who attends a Bonobo gig for the first time, expects to nod their head to the sounds of a very talented Dj, and perhaps even be mesmerised by Bajka's or Andreya Triana’s velvet and sensual voices on some of the tunes.
However, one would be surprised to face a proper orchestra on stage when they’ve come to listen to a DJ.
Over 10 instruments are creating the magic, including a saxophone, a trumpet, a trombone, a drum, a guitar, a violin, a cello, and a synthesiser... Meanwhile, Bonobo AKA Simon Green, is modestly standing at the centre-back switching between his bass and his laptop. The band played 18 songs, including 8 new ones from the last album Black Sands.
The evening seemed surreal, and although the form looked like a grandiose and sophisticated show, the substance gave a feeling of sneaking into a casual but confident jamming session of very talented musicians, having a good time and innately playing beautiful melodies.