Entertainment

The Nest, The Night and The Music

Article by Sophie Baines March 2, 2016

Meraki

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We’ve done it again. On Tuesday 23 February, milk. headed to The Nest to celebrate a great showcase event with three musical treats. The live music, edgy location and enthusiastic audience made it the perfect night to cut loose and hit the dancefloor – and it wasn’t even the weekend.

Gods and Monsters

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The Nest is not only a nightclub in Bath, but a hotspot for live music; wall-to-wall covered in graffiti and an underground dancefloor. You can’t help but feel excited for the night ahead as the stage lights start to flicker and music begins to play.

The acoustic trio Meraki were the first to take to the stage, kicking the night off with a couple of original tracks and a few covers. Outkast’s Hey Ya and Lana Del Ray’s Summertime Sadness soon became unrecognisable with the band’s original take and added harmonies. Their beautiful voices, excellent guitar playing and sense of humour won over the crowd. What a perfect start to the night. I’m sure it won’t be the last time we see them.

Battle Bear

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After a little break to fill up our drinks, we were greeted by Gods & Monsters; a three-piece band from Chesterfield who describe their style of music as “shed-rock” – the combination of blues and garage music. They were in high spirits to get the crowd pumped and the dancefloor full at all times. The band came to the end of their set and were met with shouts of encore from the crowd.

Last but by no means least, BSU’s winners of battle of the bands, Battle Bear, took to the stage. Their unique dress sense – the fur jacket on the lead singer was a nice touch – made them memorable and added to their powerful stage presence. It’s wonderful to see a group of musicians as talented vocally as they are with their instruments. They blew the audience away with their rapping skills – definitely a crowd a pleaser – showcasing their versatility as artists. Can’t wait to see more of them in the future.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more of our great events coming soon!

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