I’ve never been to a show, or at least a Berklee show, that honestly felt like a Speakeasy for music. Flamingo Club’s Caf Show felt like the forbidden fruit; it was hardly promoted, and the people that knew about it were either friends with the band or heard about it from someone who is friends with the band. Furthermore, the band’s performance was overwhelmingly spectacular. From start to finish, each song felt like a necessary dose of head-banging riffs, ethereal ambience, and danceable grooves. Drawing from multiple corners of rock, heavy music, and even jazz, Flamingo Club have cultivated a sound unlike any band in their vein.
Throughout the night, audience members were sporadically dancing and grooving out to the band’s lively performance. Front-man and vocalist, Gabriel Carvalho, fed off of the crowd’s energy (and vice versa), as he ran about the stage effortlessly singing his heart out, elevating each lyric to the meaning and purpose for which it was written. Every instrumentalist in Flamingo Club went above and beyond, wowing the audience, with each song expressing masterful technical and melodic proficiencies from each of the band members. Whether you’re a bassist, guitarist, drummer, or singer, Flamingo Club has an arsenal to impress you.
While the band doesn’t have much in their discography at the moment, they have a six-song self-titled EP, released back in 2017, all which encapsulates the style and energy Flamingo Club strives for in their live performances. That being said, I was questioning the entire night why this band hasn’t been signed yet? Rock music needs more bands like Flamingo Club. The music industry in general needs more bands like them. The sheer quality and refreshing talent the band brings to the table is enough to awe an audience, on top of the brilliant and original songwriting. If you’re looking from some Berklee talent in the rock department, do yourself a favor and go see Flamingo Club.