Iíve never been a huge fan of Starsailor. I like their music and usually sing along when I catch them on the radio but Iíve never felt compelled to actually go out and buy a CD. I have, however, always liked lead singer, James Walshís brilliant voice but I was worried about how this would translate in a live situation. I neednít have worried. His voice was far better live than on record.
The band opened (after a small hiccup with the intro music) with Tie up my hands, In the crossfire and All the Plans to a strangely older than expected crowd who, during the evening, gave themselves away a little by giving a far bigger response to the older songs. Maybe these thirty somethings havenít got around to buying the new album yet? Is this why Starsailor are still playing venues like the Wulfrun and not the NIA?
Alcoholic prompted, perhaps rather predictably, bar far the biggest reaction from the crowd and I must admit this was the highlight for me, closely followed by Silence is Easy.