On Friday I went to the Moon Club in Cardiff to check out some bands and got a very good surprise. It was a good night where I discovered some nice projects.
One of these surprises was Mike Dennis. What can we expect when there is only one guy on stage? With Mike Dennis the answer is: a lot. It is the true one man band. I'm not just saying it was nice because I was impressed with a person playing various instruments, I have seen that before, the loop machines are nothing new but in this case it is used into another level. As I'm talking about loop machines some people might start thinking about a guitar player, not quite.
Mike starts by giving us a bit of the fantastic Cajon (maybe my favourite percussion instrument). The nice beat is then followed by a few violin sounds added one by one using the loop machine. If needed, he also adds some "percussion" using the violin itself. On top of the very full sound created by adding all these flavours, Mike then present us with a very nice Rap that is not just the serious subjects by it also can be very fun at times.
I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from this very talented musician. Well done Mike.
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