Big Hand are a ska-funk group from Edinburgh. We first enjoyed their pacy, trumpet-laden sound about four years ago during a trip north of the border. They've been busy touring ever since and return to London at the weekend, playing the Camden Barfly on Saturday night.
With elements of Madness and Reel Big Fish to their sound - plus a good dose of upbeat funky folk and melodious vocals - we're pretty sure Big Hand will bring a carnival-like atmosphere to the sweaty room upstairs at the Barfly. And with energy that's more infectious than swine flu, even if you don't start the jumping, you'll probably end up joining in before the end.Our previous experience suggests they're not just for hardcore ska fans either. With some catchy tunes and a feel-good vibe, their music is instantly accessible, yet packs a real punch. So grab your Red Stripe and go with it.Really, it's as simple as that. If you're at a loose end on Saturday or just looking for a lively evening, get on the Northern Line and head for Chalk Farm. Tickets are available now
, for a bargain £6.50 (plus the inevitable and tiresome booking fee).
Last Updated 07 September 2009