Saturday, April 30, 2011
Cambodian Space Project came back to earth, well, Phnom Penh at least, after their recent sojourn overseas in China and the States. The leaner, meaner five-man CSP were performing at the renovated Equinox upstairs venue, larger and with an additional bar on tap, but way hotter than I recall and liable to help you shed a few pounds through the perspiration process. The crowd was a little shy when it came to exercising their dancing steps, but singer Srey Thy and the CSP boys did their best to raise the temperature with a few new tunes, picked up on their travels and which, with their back catalogue of favourites, will form the basis of their soon to be released 1st album. There were a few photographers with their smart cameras present, keen to capture the moment, and get in the way of the audience's viewing but CSP deservedly have a big name in the city these days (21 letters in all) and they are only going to get bigger. I hear they are off to Siem Reap soon for a gig or two and then next stop, England.
Event photographer Nick Sells snapping away as Srey Thy leads the leaner 5-man Cambodian Space Project