I was struck with how dynamic Deep Blue Orchestra were when I went to their concert a few days ago after first seeing them on a talent show on TV. On arrival the stage was bathed in a beautiful blue glow. The lighting had the effect of creating a calm mood but with a tinge of anticipation. This was a little unexpected as blue is my least favourite colour and not one I would have anticipated would give me this feeling.
Once the concert started the mood changed dramatically. All the props were white, including white raised platforms and stools, the players were in black and white and the electrical equipment was mainly black. However, I couldn’t miss the focal point – the bright red bowler hat worn by the drummer!
The second half was stepped up with the addition of silver glitz to the costumes and the heightened tempo of the music. There was a short time where the artists wore brightly coloured ‘throws’ over their black and white which gave a carnival atmosphere to the piece they were playing. All in all, I thought it a clever use of colour, music and tempo to create a visually and aurally exciting event.