Live Review: Paul Dempsey

Zoo Twilights:

Paul Dempsey rocked out to a chilled out picnic rug seated crowd over the weekend as part of the Zoo Twilights summer series.

When it comes to performing solo there are two types of Paul Dempsey shows and each time he is different, giving a different energy and performance style. At times he will play a more toned down mellow set full of acoustic numbers and mellow ballads.

For the Zoo Twilights show Paul bought a more energetic performance , clearly enjoying bringing a high energy show to the stage. Opening with ‘Fast Friends’ and moving through the hits ‘Blindspot’, ‘ Have you fallen out of love’ and ‘ Ramona was a waitress’ Paul quickly moved through his discography with ease. Throwing in a cover of The Pixies ‘ Dig for Fire’ the show was a departure from the more mellow sets that Paul is more known for . His voice and playing are on pointe and can’t be flawed at all even if the crowd are a little sedate on their picnic rugs.

As the sun sets over the beautiful Zoo, Paul rolled through the songs – his ability to make a real connection with audience apparent. He proves that he is an indispensable artist that is both able to perform solo and with his band Something for Kate, and turn them into unique experiences for fans – which is nothing short of a delight.

Wrapping up the evening with ” We’ll never walk in this town again” , ” Nobody’s Trying to Tell  Me Something” and “ Bird in a Basement” as the encore. Paul has captivated the audience on this warm balmy evening the band solidly performing alongside.

The Zoo Twilights summer series is not only a great summer concert series showcasing some wonderful talent it also raises much needed funds endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot to help save them from extinction.

 

 

 

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