I love being able to watch live music. It's so much more personal than seeing a band perform at either a festival or just listening to them at home. I find that it's even better when you can watch at a smaller venue, because it almost feels like they're doing a private performance for you and your friends.
The Mouse Outfit are a hip-hop, funk and reggae band from Manchester founded in 2008, and initially formed as a band and started to produce sounds with a number of musicians and vocalists. The band started gigging locally around the UK. After uploading a track to BBC introducing they were asked to perform a session at BBC Maida Vale Studio for the Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 6. Sparkz and Dr Syntax started working with the band having featured on some recorded tracks and soon became a regular member of the live show. Their album 'Escape Music' was released in 2013.
I've been fortunate enough to see them perform a couple of times thanks to the team at Rocksteady & Reasons bringing them over to various different events, but I have to say the performance at Havana was the best one yet.
Their performance was electric and they had everyone dancing and singing along. I can't wait to see what the future has planned for this band as they're destined for great things.
Be sure to check them out online here or follow what they're up to on Twitter or Facebook or Snapchat - The Mouse Outfit.