Rated 4 out of
John Bramwell at The Studio, Hartlepool
The supporting acts were good but weren't announced so I didn't hear their names, which was a shame. John Bramwell, who needed no introduction, got one!
He is an excellent musician, lyricist and his voice is addictive. He was irritated by some of the audience shouting and talking over his performance, which was understandable. He decided to move nearer to us part way through his act and jumped down from the stage. Though he was only a foot or two in front of me, I only saw him in silhouette when he was lit up from behind. This meant blinding lights for the audience. The venue did its best to be quirky, with its sticky carpet and lack of heating. John's performance, however, still made it a very special evening for me and I remain a big fan of his work.
Date published: 2018-01-29