Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers at Oxfam Bookshop – Review

Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers

Keith Moss & The Tightrope Walkers

Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers at Oxfam Bookshop – Friday 20th September 2013

Our ever growing fascination for Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers continues, so much so, we tracked them down to Oxfam bookshop during Dublin’s Culture Night. Looking cool and relaxed they took the bookshop by the “William Shakespeares” and their opening song was  “Rose with Thorns”. The shoppers and culture vultures swayed when they moved onto “P.M.O.” Stand out tunes amidst the books and dwellers was 1991 (That’s Where You are), “Fat Men Have to Eat” and “Shouting to be Heard”. A strong performance by Keith Moss and the Tightrope Walkers, their album “What Eludes You Moves You” is just great, go check them out.

Aidan Strangeman was another noticeable act off the Nighthawks bill, a comedy Irish singer songwriter who hates bookshops because of his wife’s last boyfriend; he was a writer who is now a famous author. He sang “Am I the best you ever had? She said No.” Strangeman has a phobia to erections, however told us he “felt something for Ronnie Whelan”, back in the day,  he was hilarious – a modern day comedy poet too. He made art through music with “Meta”, how e laughed and swayed to his comedy songs. Strangeman told us he writes songs, because he wants to get laid. Funny singer, he had us by the balls and no doubt his wife will later.

There were other acts Biggles Biggles Flys Again, Jon Ward, John Cummins and The Citizen (aka Ken O’Duffy from Saville), however there seemed to be some changes to the line-up as they either played earlier in the evening as Aidan wasn’t on the bill beforehand and we are glad that he was, so apologies if we missed some acts.

Dublin Culture Night ensured every nook and cranny of the bookshop and city centre was jam packed with people and lots of things to do. Overall, a great little event by Nighthawks at Oxfam Bookshop, hopefully it will become a regular part of the ever wonderful Dublin Culture Night.

Review by Áine Byrne


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