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You may remember Mr. Hudson from his high profile collaboration with Kanye West on smash hit ‘Supernova’ back in 2009, or Kanye and Jay Z’s recent hit ‘Why I Love You’ taken from their latest album ‘Watch The Throne’. Mr. Hudson has also previously teamed up Kid Cudi, Dizzee Rascal, N-Dubz, Tinnie Tempah and Caspa, so you really should remember him from somewhere.
Mr. Hudson is nevertheless back in a different guise, this time with new outfit and Camden born BIGkids. The band is comprised of Hudson on piano and vocals, and Rosie Bones on vocals. The pair treated us to an energetic, albeit slightly odd show, last week in London.
Rosie Bones has a very rock ‘n’ roll, husky voice, and with it an undeniably strong stage presence. As she knocked back Champagne straight from the bottle, wrapped herself around the mic stand and gave ‘come to bed with me’ eyes to the audience, one couldn't help but to wonder if Mr. Hudson and Rosie Bones were more than just friends. At times, they were singing so profusely into each other’s eyes, you rather felt that it might be a good idea to just skedaddle and leave them to it. ‘Band chemistry’ aside, the show was a brief blast of finely tuned pop with more than a touch of cabaret.
It’s hard to work out who exactly BIGkids are targeting with songs like ‘Superhero’ and ‘Drum In Your Chest’. A little too twee for the 18-25’s, and a little too developed for the teen market who would be the ones that'd buy into the more acquired pop stuff. The look on most people’s faces present seemed that of mild enjoyment, and the band kept the audience's attention by keeping their set, like their songs, short and sweet.