Exmouth Festival draws to a close with a bit of funky music

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 June 2010

YOU know that feeling when the music starts and your foot starts tapping uncontrollably to the beat of the music? Well, that s the affect that Joey The Lips had on Exmouth s Imperial Recreation Ground on Friday night. Kicking off the Rotary Club's Kite Fe

YOU know that feeling when the music starts and your foot starts tapping uncontrollably to the beat of the music? Well, that's the affect that Joey The Lips had on Exmouth's Imperial Recreation Ground on Friday night.Kicking off the Rotary Club's Kite Festival with an electric version of Let Me Entertain You, the band provided a rocking back-drop to the end of nine days of the Exmouth Festival and heralding the beginning of The Kite Festival.Celebrating 14 years on the road, each song was played with an energy which buzzed its way through the audience as more and more of the crowd were propelled to the front to dance. The band, who just couldn't keep still, were fronted by three amazing vocalists, Jimmy Alderson, with Naomi Tanton and Kat Savage, who kept up the banter and even managed to get the crowd leaping with some co-ordinated mud jumping to the sounds of B52's Love Shack. Backing them up were an incredible three-piece horn section, lightning fast guitarists and an amazingly tight rhythm section.The generous and high energy set which featured classic soul numbers such as Aretha Franklin's Think, and modern classics like Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, culminated in a 15 minute encore urged on by the ever-increasing crowd who were then treated to a grand firework spectacular over the Estuary. Come back soon Joey, and play that funky music!Vicky Prieto

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