THE talented trio known as Beak> may just have saved their best performance until last as they entertained fans in Manchester this weekend.

The last night of their latest European tour captivated the crowd at O2 Ritz on Saturday night.

Featuring members of Portishead and Moon Gangs, the band's Bristol roots became clear when bassist Billy Fuller, who has played with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, began to babble.

Beak> do stage presence in a different way, setting a serene tone for the spectacle with their style.

As accomplished musicians in their own right, the band oozes confidence and there's no doubt that they are comfortable on stage.

No encores, no nonsense – besides the odd skit here and there – these musicians simply seem to have fun.

Much like their music, less is more when it comes to the show's production.

The band's self-titled debut album, released in 2009, was written over a twelve-day session and recorded live in one room.

Perhaps this experience set the standard for this English electronic group's high-quality live performances.

Over the last decade the band has released two further albums giving them an impressive repertoire to chose from at gigs.

A mix of tracks, old and new, featured on the set list much to the delight of the fans whose ages ranged but averaged on the higher end of the scale.

And a shout out to BBC 6 Music presenter Marc Riley for making the band known in these parts.

To fill a venue the size of the Ritz though, this small band deserves to take all the credit.