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Chris Difford: What Happened? 50 Lyrical Years (Chris Difford)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2023

I’m a Squeeze fan but what I was not expecting was the sheer quality of Difford as a stand-up. He was hilarious! You did have to be over 50 or a music geek to know who his excellent stories were about but Difford didn’t care which of his contemporaries he called a rude name in public so – all other musical loyalties forgotten – the audience laughed a lot. Nothing coy about this lad, and the person he made the most fun of was himself. Accompanied by singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine, he performed all the favourites, from ‘Cool For Cats’ to ‘Tempted’, and his voice is still good. Difford knew his audience and after an hour they knew him pretty well too!

Frankenstein Pub, various dates until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]