How often have live performances failed to live up to the anticipation? Recently King Chip (9 Feb 2013) invaded Peabody’s in downtown Cleveland for an all gold everything event. James’ performance was above average and well worth the $17 ticket price. Of course the promoter treated the audience to a host of opening acts before the headliner took the stage …ugggggg!
As always this part of show seems to benefit the bartenders most, the bar is crowded and everyone is envisioning the moment the main act hits the stage; however something grabbed the audience mid-way through this myraid of acts, a tall chiseled individual close to seven feet in height took the stage. Eyes unexpectedly focused on this distinct towering image.
As Bikey began to rap, his baritone and accent were captivating. He displayed moves commonly seen by more chic performers and exhibited grace as if he were the headliner. Lyrically Bikey delivered sounds more suitable for a KISS FM station than a cypher of urban wannabe rappers. No beguiling punch lines, a la Drake or Lil Wayne but infectious dance driven sounds similar to a San Francisco night club or a New York 21+ audience. It was obvious ‘No Shakin’ was a fan favorite as many patrons began to dance to this up tempo dance track with a captivating chorus and catchy organ loop.
Bikey can be found on Reverbnation, take the time to listen to the Dj Riot extended club mix of ‘No Shakin’ as you shake!