Flying Swordfish Band
Brilliant ‘5 dimensional band’ The Flying Swordfish fuse African and South American rhythms and melodies to create something fresh, powerful, highly energetic and fun.
Brilliant ‘5 dimensional band’ The Flying Swordfish fuse African and South American rhythms and melodies to create something fresh, powerful, highly energetic and fun. A full show co-ordinates an evolving palette of smells, lights, ‘exploding-star’ balloons and audience interaction with The Eye of the Lagoon. An original and varied set of music will transport you to a faraway, fantastical place.
Even better the band have the hugely original addition of an “Aroma Technician” who accompanies the music with an evolving pallet of energising, atmosphere enhancing smells. By pulverising fruit, burning oils and incense and boiling herbs, the beautiful, exotic aromas take the show to another multi-sensory level, further stimulating the audience’s imagination.
Musically incorporating influences from Highlife, Chicha, West-African 70s, Maracatu, Toureg music, Samba Batucada, Neu, Cuban styles, Yma sumac, Congotronics, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou and more… This band knows how to start a party and keep it going beyond the realms of the stage.?
“King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band are very special indeed – one of the most outlandish, insane and simply brilliant acts we’ve ever had the pleasure of booking. Their live show is a full assault on all the senses, fusing video, extravagant costumes, audience participation and just amazing musicianship – any band that has a ‘smell technician’ is alright by us. Book them. ”
Declan Cassidy, Playgroup Live
“Most amazing magical show! Packed the tent and got everyone dancing. Highlight of Secret Garden Party!”
Tax Deductible Theatre Company
“Killer dillah psychedelia, best in town!”
Chris Macmeikan, Continental Drifts, Director