Filed under: Gig Reviews | Tags: Canterbury, Caseys, Joe Driscoll, Miss B, Music Review
Last night, Joe Driscoll lived up to his exceptional reputation, and packed out Patrick Casey’s Ale House once again. Combining tunes from his albums plus some classics re-branded, Joe gave an unflagging, artful performance that made the folks of Canterbury very happy indeed.
This savvy musician is all about the live performance, as his art relies upon layers of sound which he records on the spot. He might start with some beat-boxing, or some tambourine shakin’ or both, adding soundbites of rhythmic vocal or guitar, in countless levels. With all that going on, his hand’s moving skilfully between microphone and instruments and he does a subtle tap dance as feet dart between pedals with absolute precision – yep, this guy sure can multitask.
The crowd relished the free gig, with the whole pub on their feet and getting down on whatever ‘dancefloor’ they could find. Energy really soared when popular numbers such as ‘I want you back’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’ were stamped with the unique and energetic Driscoll stamp.
This virtuoso is the latter-day one man band. A one man band you want to dance to.
Canterbury awaits his return, go see him anywhere else if you can! See here. He’s playing Brighton on September 16, I’ll see you there.
In the meantime, a tasty slice of the evening’s music was provided by Canterbury DJ duo Wax Hands. With a rotational Thursday residency at Casey’s and numerous gigs around the city, they’re absolutely worth following.
In other news, please feel free to use my new ‘feature’ of being able to rate my blogs and its posts. This is all a work in progress and I appreciate feedback. (Feel free to comment.) Also my confidence has been majorly boosted by this article in the Guardian today. If Katie Price can launch a magazine completely dedicated to her views, her ‘real-life’ stories and just exactly what her tattoos mean, then surely I can reflect and ramble for those that want to read it.
Until next time,