Having been very impressed by Conor O’Brien on Saturday in Iceland it seemed a good opportunity to catch his band a few days later. I could hardly have been more disappointed :o(
Appearing on his own as Villagers on Jools Holland and other programmes, I had always assumed the band would be quite good. But the wonderful songs that Conor performed so passionately at the Volcano Cafe seemed weighed down by the stodgy, predictable backing band. What can I say. I tried to get into it, but kept getting annoyed at the arrangements getting in the way of the songs. Sigh!
A sad 5/11 Attended by George