Vincent & Jules always manage to choose fantastic bands for their shows, and last week’s Cookies & Cream at the zoo on Friday, 15 June was no different! Opening the night was the dynamic duo Pinion. With energetic drums (plus the drummer rocking a sick reverse mohawk) and a guitar and vocals combo that filled the space so well you forgot you were listening to a two-piece, Pinion proved to be a stellar start to the show. Next up was Borodino – a psychedelic grunge five-piece who had the whole crowd bopping and swaying along to their melodic keys and groovy guitar solos.
Third on the bill was Dumaresq. For a relatively new outfit they were incredibly tight, playing extremely well together with a contagious energy. Their singer had a fantastic range (including a beautiful falsetto), and the audience was clearly digging their set. The band even brought out a sax for some tunes, which added extra flair to their songs.
Rock quintet Cedarsmoke closed out the night. I’ve been meaning to see this band live since I first heard their fabulous debut EP in 2016, and let me tell you, they did not disappoint! With keys reminiscent of early Ball Park Music, and a good balance of both upbeat and downbeat tunes, Cedarsmoke delivered a rockin’ set, ending the night on a high.
If you’re looking for a place to discover the jewels of Brisbane’s underground music scene, Vincent & Jules’ Cookies & Cream Series is a must see.
Be sure to give Pinion, Borodino, Dumaresq and Cedarsmoke a spin, and follow Vincent & Jules on Facebook for more delicious Brisbane beats.