Wow. Pretty much the only world can that be used to accurately describe what went down here on Saturday night. Hot Water quite literally blew everyone out of the proverbial water.
For those of you who don’t know, or weren’t here (shame), Hot Water have a distinct South African sound and feel and having been described as able to create an “African celebration” in the past, that’s exactly what they did. The Studio 7 lounge (and kitchen and dining room and corridor) was transformed into a seemingly outdoor African fiesta – people danced, people clapped, people sang. Even Patrick spontaneously hit the mic and performed some of his signature beat boxing, a special treat for those who haven’t heard him in action.
Not only was Hot Water’s performance mind-blowing but having them in our space, interacting with the guests and fans via Twitter (through a live Q&A feed) was a huge honour. Learning about the band members, where they’ve come from and the direction the band is taking was invigorating. We highly recommend keeping an eye on them in the future – they are going places. (Including the 2012 Olympics – props!)
If you were there the pics from the evening will be posted on our Facebook page. We’ll also have the session available for limited download so keep an eye on our site and our Twitter feed (@Studio7_SA). Thank you to everyone that attended and of course to Bushmills for making it all possible.
Till next time…