Live at The Vine on Thursday, 29th December 2005
Roll up, roll up...get your first live review of the main man aka Micky P Kerr right here on LMS...roll up, roll up.
Yep you heard right, your ears hath not/doth not deceive you... an exclusive people, so let it not be said that we don't spoil you rotten on here.
Ladies and Gents, I pray that you don't believe all that you have seen or heard about this guy, until you have seen or heard it for yourselves. It's hard to believe that until now Kerr is yet to receive his first LIVE review and judging by the evident talent displayed last night, here's hoping that this one won't be his last.
Bounding onto the stage with unmistakable enthusiasm, sporting a side-parting masterfully crafted just minutes before, Kerr opened the night with some darn good "tunage" in the form of "Susan May." The track was a good 'un and beautifully showcased Kerr's resonant and emotionally electrifying voice. His accompanying effortless acoustics were also on top form, warranting some essential "foot tapping" action. This track certainly set the audience up for the rest of the set and Kerr did not fail to disappoint... his singing, playing and 'between-tracks joke cracking' bore no bounds going from "strength to strength."
Tunes to follow included "The Dreamer's Club," "Some People" and "The Joke" which served to boast the different levels and guises which Kerr's voice adopts. The Dreamer's Club in particular showcasing a somewhat "haunting-rawness" (you not quite sure what that means? Yeh... me neither! But it perfectly sums this choon up!) to Kerr's voice.
"Mickypkerr.co.uk" certainly left things on a let's just say more 'memorable' note ensuring that there was not a dry-eye to be left in the house... well maybe apart from the "rudies" who proceeded to chat and guffaw and basically not pay attention through pretty much his entire set, despite warning and much glaring from the majority (who actually wanted to listen) there. Eugh! "Some people"... ha... see what I did there!
Anyhoo (rant over), there was chuckles galore as Kerr broke into his final number and his voice took on what can only be described as an MC-styley get-up. But it was Kerr's undeniable lyrical ability rather than his shameless plugging that was the focus of this particular number, as he effortlessly ran through the lyrics of the song; and for anyone who may have doubted his lyrical ingenuity prior to this, it was as good opportunity as any, for them to begin shamefully eating their own words- so to speak...'cos they know they ain't gonna be that good.'
All in all t'was a corker of a set.