Elemeno P - Palmerston North - 6 July 06
13 Jul 2006 // A review by Shade
Passionate, inspirational and awesome – these are three words that describe Elemeno P
perfectly. Long before they took to the stage you could almost reach out and touch the anticipation that filled the room. With the warm and friendly atmosphere inside you would not have known it was a cold and wet winter’s night outside – and it was going to get a lot hotter than this.
Without hesitation, Elemeno P
took to the stage with their sing-along lyrics and belted out all of their chart-topping hits. A lot of thought had gone into their set and they were intent on giving everyone a good time. Interaction with the crowd was obviously high on their list of priorities and they did a great job of making everyone feel welcome.Elemeno P
put a lot of energy and talent into their performance and it was evident how hard they have worked to get to where they are today. They have already achieved so much and I feel they will go on to achieve a lot more.
One thing I noticed was how they all smiled throughout the gig – showing they were enjoying their performance as much as the audience were. Special mention should also go to Lani who put her everything into the gig and was an awesome bass player on the night, all while being pregnant. This was one of the best gigs I have been to in a long time and I’m sure the audience agreed.
Best song: 1157
About Elemeno P
Pop music: an expression of the current consciousness of what’s happening. An onomatopoetic description for sure, a boom, a bang that jolts and shakes things around, it can shift and change into many forms, its chameleon nature becomes seductive. Phil Spector called the stuff he did "little symphonies", encapsulated stories about life that has just as much resonance as the high brow classical form he borrowed from. Pop music is the sound of the actual, all the little details of how we live our lives, the soundtrack to our reality.
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Elemeno P make pop music that bangs, guitar power pop with big choruses that is an invitation to a party next to a pool with lots of girlies, where the summer is endless and school or work is but a distant memory. Choice.
Dave Gibson (vocalist/songwriter) describes the band as "We’re just happy people" and Dave is indeed a person full of the jollification that life can bring. But don’t let that cloud your perspective, he has a solid background in musical performance. Playing in a variety of acts: Queen City Big Band, hardcore band Nickel and in 1998 toured Eastern Europe in a band called Elephant, where he broke his back, the fun has to stop sometimes. He’s also somewhat of a of a media veteran, having appeared in numerous commercials and featuring in the film 'The Locals' and also a stint as a radio DJ. Surprisingly finding time to complete a commerce degree, he’s a man who knows what to do and how to do it.