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PanAcoustic (Paul Joseph Reynolds and Matt Solstone)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Pan Acoustic Ed2016

Step out of the hustle of the city into ‘PanAcoustic’ and breathe out – you’re among friends. This guitar duo didn’t sing, but they played their own instrumental compositions in a relaxed, amiable way that made no demands on the audience beyond sitting back and enjoying it all. Rhythms of dances from around the world – Brazil for the number ‘Sao Paulo’, Cuba for ‘Rhumba Rosa’, Malawi for ‘African Sun’ – mingled with their one cover, ‘Rain Song’ by Led Zeppelin. PanAcoustic are a new duo – this was only their second gig – but they have lots of interesting material. This wasn’t a polished performance, but I was glad of that, because it felt like we met real people and not a stage act.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]