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Fish Bar Brings Down The House

By Giordano Ciampini

Mumble Riot

This past Friday November 23rd  saw a rock and roll invasion of Cafe de Paris by the musical party love-child of Fabian Piguet and Christophe Chaix, Fish Bar Sessions, with screaming guitars, hammering drums and some good, old-fashioned punk vocals.

The packed house was full up of every mix of colour, age, gender, nationality and ethnicity. People mingled through the party, chatting, laughing, drinking, dancing and listening. Not a frown could be seen amongst the crowd, none of whom had to pay a cover charge, but instead putting that money to use at the busy bar by the pool.

The two bands, sourced by Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez for the event which was promoted by Erica Ayala, slayed the crowd with a series of killer tunes designed to make the crowd want to move.

Ave Negra kicked off the evening with some punk-style tracks, throaty vocals and searing guitar riffs. The crowd got down to the floor with a small dance floor between the band and the pool, with people dancing two-steps and shuffles that would make any ska fans melt.

Following the first act, Mumble Riot picked up the crowd with a similar punk-ska inspired sound, but still keeping the packed house entertained, with hoots and hollers coming from every corner of the place every time a song wrapped up.

Crowd participation peaked after the bands left the stage and DJ Paul took over, spinning classic dance tracks with reggae and latin music. During the set, four drums were brought about and party co-producer Christophe started beating down with the remaining drummers, slapping out movement-inducing beats that had the crowd dancing in the middle of conversations.

All in all, the event was able to do some social good, raising some money for Nosara's cultural centre Alas de Arte, with Gutierrez saying that “they were happy for the exposure, and that there was some money raised for them, but we won't be getting a final count until Monday November 26th, 2012.”

Alejandro Gutierrez and Christophe Chaix
Fish Bar at Cafe de Paris
Ave Negra drummer screams backing vocals into the mic during the Fish Bar
Sessions at Cafe de Paris Friday November 23.

The two bands, sourced by Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez for the event which was promoted by Erica Ayala, slayed the crowd with a series of killer tunes designed to make the crowd want to move.

Fish Bar Sessions is, according to Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez, an attempt to infuse some more musical flair into the Guiones music scene and if this past Friday's festivities were any indication for future events, performances and turn-outs, in the overheard words of one patron leaving the party: “[Stuff – actual word used was “shit”] is on now in Guiones, man.”


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