Monday, June 7, 2010

A Night Of Music & Comedy At BritFest

BritFest NYC: LIVE! (Music & Comedy): June 5
@ Ace Of Clubs, New York, NY

In celebration of British culture, Big Apple Brits are hosting the 1st Annual BritFest NYC which runs from June 4 - June 10. This past Saturday, they hosted a concert at Ace of Clubs. I like Brits, I like British stuff and I like music. It was a match made in heaven. What better way to spend a hot Saturday night then rocking out in celebration of British culture?

Comedian Stephen Frost was the evenings MC. For those of you unfamiliar, he's from Whose Line Is It Anyway? and a number of other top notch programs. He milled around the room, introduced the bands and offered a bit of wit to keep us entertained. I might have a wee crush on him but that's a story for another time.

Kicking off the night of music was Gaz Ellis, a charming guy with an acoustic guitar and a pleasant voice. If like your folk of the English variety, he's certainly one to check out. Have a look at the video at the bottom of the post for a taste of what he's about.

The second act on the bill was Dave Rave. I've gotta admit, I've never heard of Rave. But, he brought out a cadre of loyal fans who sang and dance along to every song. He and his band put on a high energy set of power pop that ended with Rave bringing fans on the stage to dance.

The evening ended with Hot Seconds taking the stage and rocking out one hell of a set. More about their set HERE.

I had a great time. One thing's for sure, you lot sure know how to throw a party.