The Cuban Brothers, The Wedgewood Rooms, review: '˜AÂ hip-hop funk storm'
It had taken fiveÂ years for promoters Beats and Swing to bring The Cuban Brothers to Southsea, but they were worth the wait and were rewarded with a sold out show at The Wedgewood Rooms.Â
The opening acts for the night were the ska-funk bandÂ The Tribe and Portsmouth'sÂ The Neptune Girl. TheyÂ warmed the audience up nicely for what would turn out to be a proper rowdy PompeyÂ night out.
A loud cheer greeted Archerio Mantovani, who took his place behind the decks to whip up a hip-hop funk storm that set the tone for the night and the crowd was soon rocking.
He was soon followed by Kengo-San and lead singer Miguel who took to the dance floorÂ with a mind-bogglingÂ breakdance routine befitting any James Brown review at his height.
For anyone not familiar with the Cuban Brothers '“ they're neither Cuban or brothers, but they do deliver a hilarious night of entertainment.
The sharp suits and fedoras gave way to skin-hugging lycra outfits that leave little to the imagination.
By the end of the night, self-proclaimed lothario Miguel is wearing nothing but a skimpy pair of speedos which inevitably leads to a eye-watering wardrobe malfunction.
Word on the streetÂ is that they will be back next year '“Â this will surely be the hottest ticket in town.