show at the MIllennium Theatre last night. Just
James and Brian, no set list, just go with the flow.
First of all both men have beards! Not just
a two day stubble, but the full facial fungus.
Now I prefer Brian with the clean shaven look BUT wouldn't
you know it, our lad looked pretty damn gorgeous, beard
the first roar of the audience at the mention of his
name to the final applause, Brian was in top form and
the audience loved every minute of it. Loads of
banter and audience participation, especially from the
girl on the balcony with the lovely contralto voice.
Brian opened with 'Destination', then he sang 'Silver
Hearts on Chains'. Great song. He should
release it as a single. It deserves more air play
and has all the makings of a hit. There followed
lots of the old favourites including 'Curragh of Kildare',
'Margaret Barry', 'Raglan Road', 'Christopher Street',
'G.O.W.Y.S.L', 'Message In A Box', 'Captured' and of
course the Van Morrison tribute. He also sang
the beautiful 'First Time Ever I Saw Your face' - You
could have heard a pin drop. I have never heard a better
rendition of it. Brian finished the show with his signature
'Y.R.M.U'. sung unaccompanied of course.
am off to the Waterfront Hall on Tuesday to hear it
all again. It's a tough life but bring it on! And
for all the Aussie fans he said that he is off to Dubai
and Australia soon. Your patience will be rewarded.