Rated 5 out of
One Fantastic Night
Hmm, so a 4 years wait to catch Sean again at Darlington as opposed to 6; but then that’s down more to me than Sean not touring. Still, it was more than worth the wait; he’s put out a couple of brilliant CDs in the intervening time, as well as incorporated a keyboard player.
Once again though, Sean and the guys delivered a monster of a night; powerful bluesy soul of the highest order. It’s hard to pick out any one particular song, but you can’t not mention Sean’s take on Rather Go Blind, and when you do, adjectives like “definitive” come readily to hand. Though, if you mention a cover then you’ve got to balance with an original like Hear Me Now. That was the balance of the evening; a Webster original, and let’s face it, the last two albums provide rich pickings, with powerful & inventive covers; John Mayer’s Slow Dancing… with Stevie Wonder insert (Isn’t She Lovely) and I Shot The Sherriff, owing slightly more to Bob Marley than Eric Clapton.
Sean’s also got together a really smokin’ band. great interplay with Hilbrand Bos on keys and a formidable backline Ruud Gielen on drums and Vincent Leatemia on bass. Solid backing for Sean’s soulful, gravelly vocals and that tone on the Les Paul; like a lovesick angel….... Gotta catch these guys more often.
Date published: 2017-05-16