Songs & Crazy Dreams from Paul Brady

“I hope he’s in good form tonight”, my friend John said to me as Paul Brady and his band took to the stage at the University Concert Hall in Limerick last Thursday night. John’s been a fan of Paul’s music since he was still in short pants and remembers buying many of his albums when they were first released. He’s seen him on numerous occasions while this is my first time seeing Paul in concert. He’s in Limerick tonight in support of his new album Hooba Dooba and he gets things going with a couple of songs from the album. I’ve been listening to it on his site and it sounds like one of his best efforts in a while. I’m not too taken by tonight’s opening numbers, particularly as the sound at the outset is less than impressive. It’s a bit too trebly, lacks warmth and all the different instruments are lost in the mix

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