Hedluv + Passman – Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone

REVIEWED BY INGRID GRENAR

Hedluv + Passman are bringing something a little different to the NZ International Comedy Festival. Represented by Rhys and Rosie Darby,  who first watched them at the Edinburgh Festival, this is your chance to see the most original act of this years line up.

Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone is  an hour of craziness that will unleash your inner rap star and get you head nodding and foot tapping at least, if not taking part in a full on line dance.

This show is not about audience banter or interaction it’s about lyrics, beats and performance and there is no shortage of these core ingredients that make up a truly entertaining hour.

There’s crazy moves and crazier lyrics as these two rap about Cornish Pasties and Tetley tea. A hedonistic explosion on stage of clothes removal and electronica makes this a show you either embrace or hide in the corner from. You will have a lot more fun embracing it though so you can absorb some fun lyrical wordplay and energetic dance.

I particularly enjoyed their cover versions reinventing one of my old school favs, Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun, which was a definite highlight. However Doin’ it Dreckly will be the lyric you leave singing, a Cornish phrase meaning do it later. It’s a catchy anthem from this dynamic and original act.

After two weeks of sit down comedy this is a truly refreshing and spirit lifting event.

Cassette Nine hosts Hedluv + Passman until Saturday 18 May.

Check out our video of their album launch party at Golden Dawn in April.

 

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