The Correspondents are an electro-swing act that I first saw a couple of years ago and remember fondly for the lead singer, Bruce's ability to throw himself around the stage more than Leeroy from The Prodigy. Earlier in the year they announced a 10th birthday bash with support coming from The Nextmen, Rob Da Bank, DJ Yoda and Krafy Kuts. I rarely miss a Yoda set and have yet to see Kuts so this was a must-do night.
The Nextmen opened with a reggae set, and that was continued by Rob who moved it into a swing set towards the end. The Correspondent's then came on with an excellent 90 minute set. I like their swing stuff but much prefer their jungle and drum and bass with some excellent toasting from the singer.
They're a band that deserve to be more popular than they are but given the response of the crowd, they do have a great following (even if some of them don't know how to catch a diving singer). The night was great and Yoda followed it up with a classic hip hop set. By the time his set had finished I was shattered and didn't have the energy to stick around for Krafty Kuts. There will be another time.