Conway - Ancient Tapes - Phantasy Gang
Feb 14 2015
A romantic Valentines' night at the Meteor checking out some Hamiltonians do their thing? 'Why ever not!' seemed to be a common thought that night, as well over 100 people dropped into the luscious space that is The Meteor to be entertained by a rejuvenated Conway and guests.
First on the bill were Phantasy Gang, featuring Stenn Francis-Deare on vocals and keys. PG's lush folksy sounds found very appreciative ears in front of them, their 30 minute set a delicious entree for the evenings events. The main course followed, seeing Conway return to the stage after a very long time of not playing at all. Sean Lynch - Conway's main man - was ably supported by his band Nick Johnston on keys, Stan Jagger on guitar and Peter Caldwell on drums. There is real craftsmanship in Conway's songs; it is music that moves you physically and emotionally, a gentle sway of feeling that grips. The highlight is the stunning 'Burst' whereby the slow build, so full of promise and beauty, finally unleashes itself onto the crowd gushing over them like a well of tears. Someone close by claims it is the musical equivalent of giving birth, and I am in no position to argue. Check it out for yourself...