Live Review of S-Club
An unusual event took place on Monday as regular student nights were cast to the wind and replaced instead by “S-Club” performing live at Risa; potentially two of the worst things to grace Birmingham, however two wrongs can sometimes make a right… right?
With an unusually quiet downstairs, the main room was absolutely rammed with students, many of whom would have been the grand old age of 4 when Miami 7 was a thing. For those who hadn’t seen the show in their youth there was plenty of time for a full series breakdown before the trio eventually took to the stage almost half an hour late.
Despite the incessant pushing and shoving by a couple of people who’d clearly taken a wrong turn on their way to a Metallica concert, the 30 minute set was surprisingly enjoyable. Churning out every noughties banger they had in their repertoire the three remaining performers of the original 7 put on a fairly decent show and the crowd seemed pretty happy with their £3 investment. Highlights had to include ‘Bring it All Back’ and ‘Never had a Dream Come True’ however with less than half the original performers it was somewhat vocally lacking; perhaps if tickets had been £7 each the rest of them would have joined for a comeback tour? We can only hope.
Post-set Risa emptied exceptionally quickly, partly due to the ‘normal’ drinks prices which some students didn’t seem to appreciate but also due to the resident DJ’s inability to play the same song for more than 20 seconds. I stayed for another hour or so revelling in one of the cheesiest nights of my life but ultimately left feeling glad that I’d made the effort; if you get the opportunity to see S-Club perform (and it costs less than a fiver) then take it, because there aint no party like an S-Club party!