Gosh, I wanted to like this event, it seemed like such a good idea and I’m a fan of Dave Mulcahy – a supporter. I think he’s greatly talented and there’s (clearly) so much music in him. But he’s no sort of performer, and if this, as billed, was going to be about “The Songs” then we needed context. There was none. And some of the performances, as it rambled on through different line-ups, were basically anti-performances.
Opening the show with Superette was the highlight. For nostalgic reasons certainly. But it meant it was all downhill from there. They should have been the closers, reverse chronology perhaps?
I dunno. I was frustrated and bailed before the end. Disappointing. And a great shame. And I don’t feel good saying this – because, like I say, I’m a huge supporter of Mulcahy through his various bands and personas. But this was a failure. I don’t think the planned series will have much in the way of legs after this. A great shame.
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.