What a boy band should be
Reviewed at the Garden of Unearthly Delights on 10 March 2019
Presented by Hey Boss
As Yet Unheard is hip hop meets classical meets beat boxing meets choir singing meets ‘DJ’ing and wow does it work. For a show that was put together less than two weeks ago these four lads have you itching to get up from your seats. Jamie MacDowell, Tom Thum, Billy Boothroyd & Ball-Zee perform a far from ordinary music show, as we found ourselves in a lesson about how the incredible skill of beatboxing works as well as a tiny little pad that I am still in awe over.
The best part about this show is how relaxed it is. You feel like you are jamming away with your mates at a backyard party. They don’t try to hide the fact that the show is so new and as quoted by Mr 15 “They didn’t make mistakes. When you are working with that much equipment and that much talent you’re going to occasionally have the odd hiccup, that’s not a mistake it’s a part of just how amazing that show was”. He is absolutely correct with every ‘oopps’ came a laugh, an explanation and interaction with the crowd which made the audience gravitate more towards these lads.
The song writing talent is also incredible. With Jamie’s song Brother, you can easily imagine its powerful message being played loudly across the world as an anthem for the youth of today battling intolerance.
With this year’s Fringe season at an end for these four friends I would strongly urge everyone to keep an eye out for future gigs or join a fb campaign for them to collaborate together again. Follow them individually, do whatever you need to do to experience their talent. It is an artform that everyone should experience.
Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey