Bolognese festival band, Rumba de Bodas partied into the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival earlier this month, and such is their popularity here thanks to previous visits, this year they had multiple concerts, all reportedly well-attended. Energetic, especially at the start and end of the long set, the gig was mostly up-tempo for the dance crowd and pleasantly reggae-heavy. At their best they reminded this former clubber of Rico at his height.
Mostly an ensemble affair, standouts were powerful singer Rachel Doe, saxophonist Guido Manfrini, Mattia Franceschini on keys and youthful guitarist Pietro Posani.
Not quite enough jazz in there for this music lover, but sufficient beats to keep the dancers happy.