Morrissey and Marshall at The Workman’s Club – Review

Morrissey and Marshall - Workman's Club

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Morrissey and Marshall at The Workman’s Club – September 5th, 2013

A loud packed crowd filled The Workman’s Club last night for the return of Morrissey and Marshall to Irish shores. The Dublin duo – now based in London – returning to promote the release of the debut single “I’ve Got a Plan” from their forthcoming album.

Support on the night came from the very unique, Kicking Bird. With their modern acoustic sound and the wonderful antique vocals of Shannen Byrne, a solid accompaniment to main act, Kicking Bird are a band with a big future ahead of them.

Fresh from their recent appearances on TV and Radio, Morrissey and Marshall came to the stage and kicked off with just the two of them for the first few songs. They come with their very own distinctive sound. A refreshing mix of 1960’s Rock ‘n’ Roll (In Need of Guidance) with a hint of the Brit Pop era sneaking in, all washed down with a smidgen of Folk (The Mantra).

With the crowd in good voice, the songs eased along through the night. Additional members of the band coming to the stage after a few numbers, adding to the already enormous sound that The Workman’s Club is known for igniting, blasting out the songs ‘The Past Four Days’ and  ‘And So it Began’.

The excellent ‘Martha’ had the whole crowd singing “It’s not looking bright for Martha, Couldn’t see the lies”, followed by ‘Pack Up Lady’ before heading into the encore including ‘You are who you are’ and they couldn’t leave the night without playing (a lengthy extended version of) the debut single “I’ve Got a Plan”.

Review by Pat Byrne

 

Lucy Ivan

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