Thursday, March 17, 2011
Review - Blind Yackety @The Harbour Bar 16/03/2011
And they are on cracking form , as usual . The low walls of the little Bray boozer can be quite unforgiving for many bands , however Yackety manage to circumvent that with a performance that sounds MASSIVE in places , warm and intimate in others , and never anything less than wholly satisfying . At times tonight , the band manage moments of Morricone-esque cinematic beauty that simply astound , bringing out in their musical hotchpotch elements of Folk , Country, Rock, Pop , Swing , Appalachian , and even polka and spaghetti western . As each song finishes , the crowd reaction gets louder and louder , and by the time the band's set is over , the assembled throng here is one mass of bobbing , smiling heads , and band members are variously leaning into the audience , and in the case of fiddler Niall , starting to play in the toilets beside the stage , the result feeling less like a gig than an immense , immersive piece of sweetly demented cabaret . Excellent stuff .