The house is quiet this beautiful sunny Sunday
morning so I thought I would take advantage of the silence,
while it lasts. The two teenage daughters are still
sleeping so while the hormones and hurricanes are temporarily
switched off in our house, I’ll share with you
all, the highlight of the week for me, which was seeing
Brian Kennedy live at his best.
on and all the CD’s stacked for the journey, Aisling
and myself headed off down to, what is known as the
sunny southeast. Wexford gets more sunshine than any
other part of Ireland. We arrived there in plenty of
time for the gig and got ourselves positioned comfortably
in the second row. Quite a large room with plenty of
seating, Oh and there were all the band’s instruments
including the gleaming drums. We had seen BK pass by
earlier in the restaurant. I heard him humming first;
he certainly had a bounce about him. With a good atmosphere
feeling, I thought this might be an extra special one
tonight and boy was I right.
Don Mescall was again a brilliant special guest.
We were his Harlem Gospel Choir for one of his songs
and the Wexford audience have great voices. Couldn’t
wait to hear them sing with Brian to his “Crazy
I got chatting to a woman beside me during the interval
who told me it was her first time seeing Brian. Known
to us as a BKV! Told her she was in for a treat and
I’ll put my money on it that she’ll be going
to many another of his gigs. OK enough talking for now!!!!
So now……the reason we are here…..”Ladies
and Gentlemen would you please welcome on stage
Mr. Brian Kennedy” Yahoo!!!!!!!!
“Now That I Kknow What I Want” Oh My God…..
he is looking absolutely fabulous in a deep pink shirt
and black satin jacket. I don’t usually comment
on the clothes he wears but at these last few gigs he
is positively looking gorgeous. What a sexy intro. This
was turning into a hot night. He had no set list again
and every song BK sang was a favourite for me. They
all just seemed to have that extra edge to them. Did
the “Crazy Love/Have I Told You lately”
routine with the women versus the fellas. Sounded just
brilliant and one man shouted up “I love you Brian”
Brian’s response “Ah I love to be loved”
There was a request for “Captured” from
a woman in the audience and Brian obliged seeing that
she had asked so politely. I’m so glad she
did because it was stunning! In the front row there
was a friend of Brian’s with his family and while
singing “Christopher” Street ……he
changed the words to “Now most of my friends are
busy tonight, just getting their kids to a gig”.
Another friend who danced in Riverdance in New York
was also in the audience. I’m so glad I made it
to Wexford. Every BK gig is different….and
when you have the perfect ingredients…i.e.
Brian at his best, great venue and very importantly
an audience who will respond …well then you will
experience the magic.
By the time BK sang the last fast number we were up
on our feet clapping and dancing. Oh, almost forgot
to mention the new song from his new album “Homebird”
that is due out in May. I first heard him sing this
song in Portlaoise…well it’s called “Go
With My Heart”. A lovely song and Brian obliged
us again with it. He said it’s always nerve-wracking
doing a new song to an audience but the Wexford audience
loved it ….no doubt about that BK and so did we.
Left the room after the concert feeling totally elated
and will stay right here until I go see him again at
the Olympia. Delighted we will have five nights in July
there…..love that old theatre!
Just want also to say that here in Dublin we get to
see a lot of big international acts and of course our
own home grown talented ones but going to see Brian
Kennedy live gives me a buzz that no other can do.
the craic at the signing…….thank God BK
has a great sense of humour!! Eist…….I
think I hear someone a stirring! Mariexx