Opening the night was Dublin native going by the name of Arrivalists, his latest project as Patrick is a veteran of the Dublin music scene and has had a number of projects down through the years.
Tonight armed only with an acoustic guitar he played a half hour set and telling stories of looking after his parents during lockdown making him reflected and contemplate on life. Also mentioning that he has never taken the full Arrivalists project live before but will be doing so in another Dublin venue Smock Alley Theatre in September. He finished out with a song called Threads for his dad.
The stage is set tonight with two drum kits and the band arrive on stage all dress in white against a large poppy covered backdrop it all looked very impressive.
Norwegian art pop singer is in the house tonight and a very large crowd are here to see her, Opening by saying that she had recorded two albums in 2020 and tonight is mostly going to consist of those.
First up was the tittle track of one of those albums After the Great Storm then Honey / Directions. Here Ane lets us know how grateful she and the band are to be back playing live and that the next song is about love, arthritic love more so and they start into Crumbs where during this the crowd were encouraged to clap along twice.
After this Ane is handed a acoustic guitar and we get The Waiting, guitar is handed back to guitar tech and its on with To Let Myself Go, next its a song about losing someone and the brain knowing this but the heart and soul taking time to catch up its Fingerprints.
Trust was next and its connected to a project Ane done during lockdown where she had people from all over the world join her on line and she made a video of this, you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzXnx9eZiZo
For the next song most of the band took a step back as it was time for By Your Side which only had Ane singing and a band member on piano. Ane takes her guitar back again for Breaking the Surface, then its Mother after which Ane declares how amazing her band are and introduces each member. Take Hold Of Me followed with band all back in their positions.
Its a run into the end of the main with Take Hold Of Me / The Voice / Don’t Run and Hide, where after Don’t Run and Hide, Ane and the band get a standing ovation.
Back out and its was just Ane and member on piano again for Felling Like I Want To Cry, the guitar is handed again to Ane for Make You Feel My Love after which Ane thanks her crew and the venue crew which the rest of the band take back up there positions and they finish out the night with These Days and Do You Remember.
Over all the night had for me an air of Kate Bush in sound and what I imaging a Kate Bush show to feel like, as never lucky enough to catch Kate live