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Christian Reilly – Songs of Praise (Christian Reilly / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Christian Reilly performs songs that are satirical, often silly, and always funny. He takes aim at cultural and political figures, mixing current affairs in with a dose of surrealism and controversy. Reilly is also a talented musician, whose range and skill help him hit his musical punchlines. The sections between songs are equally well-crafted, as a manifesto is set out for ‘Songs Of Praise’, claiming, with tongue firmly in cheek, to be making the world a better place. While occasional material proved a little risqué for some (an impersonation of Korean rapper Psy being one example), Reilly carries it off with a knowing laugh and a gutsy guitar solo.

The Dram House, until 24 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tom Bateman]