ED2021 Music Reviews

When Judas Met John (Brothers Broke)

By | Published on Sunday 22 August 2021

A welcome return of this interesting show to the Fringe. This informal yet earnest folk club-like performance was not a tribute to either John Lennon or Bob Dylan, rather it was an exploration, with musical examples, of how Brothers Broke consider that these two artists influenced each other. As young men they had thinly veiled musical spats about plagiarism (‘Norwegian Wood’ and ‘Fourth Time Around’) but at least, unlike George Harrison, no-one was sued! There was no attempt to sound like Dylan or Lennon here, and this Irish duo’s own arrangements gave integrity even when some of the points seemed debatable. ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ was a highlight; it was enjoyable to hear these well-loved songs in the company of fellow enthusiasts with the addition of something to think about!

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tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]