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PAUL DRAPER is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Paul Draper live I didn't get the chance to see Mansun when they were together so when I found out lead singer Paul Draper had an album and tour, I knew I had to see him live. The gig was divided into two sets. The first was various tracks from the Spooky Action debut solo album, highlights of this set included my current favourite track Feeling My Heart Run Slow. The second set was a performance of Mansun's Attack of the Grey Lantern album in full. The songs were performed superbly by Paul and his band, particular standout moments came in Mansun's Only Love Song and Taxloss. The gig was sold out and my view of Paul and the band was quite restricted due to the small size of the venue. I hope to see Paul Draper live again in a larger venue next time but would recommend seeing him live if you get the chance.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic atmosphere and gig! I went with a friend. Had been looking forward to this for a long time- 20 years in fact- and it was fantastic. Solo material was awesome and AOTGL lived up to my expectations. Draper was on form as were his superb band. Venue was excellent- usual town prices with great range of drinks, real ales etc. in a tight room creating a brilliant atmosphere. Well done guys!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attack of the grey lantern rules Fantastic solo album performance followed by one of the best albums of all time. Paul's voice is still fantastic and Ben the guitarist the stillest man in rock stepped into chads chords seemsly. Great night.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Massive Disappointment My wife and I bought tickets as we were fans of Mansun and also liked Paul Draper's new solo material. A handful of songs in the first set with no communication with his audience, he was more interested in consuming alcohol. A 50 minute break and then he came back on to stumble through the Mansun album, continually forgetting his lyrics although they were on his iPad. We were about to walk out when he was finally ushered from the stage by his manager. There were no apologies or explanations on the night which left his fans cold. I was speaking to others who had travelled miles to attend. The next day in the late afternoon he did issue a statement of apology siting a personal issue which had deeply upset him and saying that he would make it up to the Nottingham audience but not saying how he would. I must say though that his band were superb. I could understand his meltdown if he were still a young wannabe and then you could put it down to Rock 'n' Roll but Mr Draper is not. I understand from reading other reviews that the rest of his tour went really well and I am pleased for the fans who witnessed them. Myself and a lot of other people though were very disappointed as it was a gig that we were all looking forward to.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Mixed experience Three days after Paul's Oxford gig I am still reflecting on it as a mixed experience. Firstly to declare that I was am a massive Mansun fan and am familiar with Paul's solo work so my expectations may have been way too high. Firstly the sound was not great, could have been where I was stood but nonetheless. Secondly, my wife who came along out of courisoity commented on the lack of engagement on-stage and a feeling of the band being disconnected and just there to support and pick up the pay check. I have read the Notingham reviews so that was probably not helpful but I have to agree. It seemed to me that there is a lot going on with Paul and for that I would only say that people were really willing this to be a complete success. I chatted to a chap and his son next to me and he had been at the Nottingham gig and had been put on the guest list by Paul by way of an apology after contact through Twitter, and that had restored a massive amount of goodwill. Will I go and see Paul perform six and new solo stuff? - of course! I would just like to take him down the pub, buy him a soft drink, and have a chat about stuff! Good luck in the states Paul, great to have you back performing live.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still got the voice. Excellent show. Band sounded fantastic and Paul's voice has lost none of it's magic. I loved his new stuff, fantastic. He rocks the Luke Skywalker look.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paul Draper, Oxford O2, 07/03/18 Review: Paul Draper, Oxford O2, 07/03/2018. It was an exciting night for the packed crowd last night at one of Oxford's premier music venues. It was a chance to see not only former Mansun frontman Paul Draper perform music from his critically acclaimed solo album 'Spooky Action', but also a rare chance to see Mansun's classic debut 'Attack of the Grey Lantern', shown live in it's entirety. And we were in for a treat! From the opening throbbing industrial psychedelia of the juggernaut that is 'Don't poke the Bear', the atmosphere in the room tingled as Paul's voice soared effortlessly, cutting through the tight musicianship provided by a first class band. The Spooky Action set continued with the confidence and pomp that you just don't normally associate with solo projects that are often played 'safe'. This was material from a man who has clearly restarted from where he means to go on, and like myself, the packed crowd loved this new found confidence. After the solo set however, there was a short break which seemed to last a lifetime as we anticipated the performance of AOTGL. Then it happened. As soon as the opening strings of 'The Chad Who Loved Me' started playing, the electricity in the room ramped up to 11, and our hearts melted as the band built up THAT sweeping intro leading up to Draper's soaring vocals. The magic had begun and the crowd were transported into a state of euphoria. Draper eased, breezed and rocked effortlessly through the Mansun classic, almost managing to do the impossible by managing to make it sound even better! Right from the opener, through to the beautiful Mansun's only love Song, the attitude of Taxloss, the anthemic Wide Open Space, and the SUBLIME Dark Mavis, and everything inbetween, we relived memories, sang our hearts out, waved our arms and expressed adoration to a man who's not afraid to give 110% to his fans, even to the point of keeping in touch via social media. This tour is clearly a complete one off but Draper comforted us with the announcement that next year, he'll not only be touring his second solo project, but we'll be treated to a full performance of Mansun's prog behemoth 'Six'. Sweet news for any Draper fan. I'm sure I speak for the capacity crowd when I say thank you for a legendary show. Til the next time.........
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from All apologies from paul I was going to give this gig a one star rating, but just seen Paul's apologie. He seemed to be in a bad place and we've all been there. I hope he does come back to nottingham so I can give him a 5 star raiting. All the best paul and good luck on the rest of the tour. Please come back to rescue rooms mate.
Date published: 2018-03-06
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