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Mike Whellans

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

From the first minute it felt like sitting in a living-room with a couple of friends, having a beer and a good laugh – a welcoming, funny, intimate atmosphere that continued when Mike Whellans entered the stage. Drums before him, guitar in hand, and harmonica strapped round his neck, he sounded more like a whole band than just one musician. Fantastically skilled on the mouthy, a gifted blues voice and the pure coordination of three different instruments make great entertainment. In between songs, he told anecdotes that delighted the whole audience, and when he started to recreate the sound of a whole drum-kit with just his voice, eyes stared in astonished disbelief. A shame it had to finish eventually!

Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 12 Aug, 9.00pm (10.oopm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp212.
tw rating 5/5