Charlie Cunningham finished off his massive two-month tour that brought him from the west coast of America to the far stretches of Europe, culminating in his first headline show in the Irish capital.
With fantastic support from Winnie Raeder, the British Singer-Songwriter Cunningham had the intimate venue in his hand as his warming voice swelled throughout the venue. After listening to his latest album “Permanent Way” I was left expecting a tamer delivery of these songs but credit to Charlie and his band, they brought power and energy when needed and pulled back to let certain parts breathe. A truly moving performance, even in the midst of some tuning issues with his nylon strung guitar there was a flow of ease to the set.
Starting the set with the golden oldies the crowd were engaged straight away. The second half he brought out the newer part of his catalogue including lead single “Headlights” which was received well by the content crowd. Overall it was a charming and pleasant performance and the venue suited it well, intimate but big enough to absorb the swelling sound.
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