Singer/ songwriter Darrin Bradbury makes his return to London. Opening up for Texas musician Jarrod Dickson, at The Cavendish Arms to a sold out show.
The night set out quiet, as audience started to emerge from the small, hollowed darkened door into the barroom, while positioning themselves into a spot with a drink in hand, waiting for the show to start. As the light dimmed, Bradbury emerges from the shadows and leads his way to the stage, sits down as main act Jarrod Dickenson introduces the songwriter as he picks up his guitar and begins his set.
Starting with Strange Bird, from his debut recent debut album ‘Talking Dogs and Atom Bombs’ [released October 2019 by Anti Records] his dark humor and witty remarks are the perfect blend of fine storytelling and A Class picture perfect narrative. Alluring audience with captivating words and wit, leaving the whole room in uncontrollable laughter that went to continue throughout his whole set.
He then presumed with perform his self titled single ‘Talking Dogs and Atom Bombs,’ ‘’This Shall Pass. Later, embreaking on a new song ‘Double XY Top Left’ that talk about flying cars and people being blinded by the sun when driving in the sky. Imagine, how accident might end up being at the end of the day he continues to question his attentive listeners with his funny anecdotes.
After, Bradbury talked to his audience about ‘Bob’ “This one is for Bob” who he sings “He was just Bob, backwards and forwards he was just Bob” setting audience in a roar of laughter. The night ended with a cover of John Prine’s holiday classic ‘Christmas in Prison’ unplugging his guitar out and standing this time around, Bradbury motioned his way around the tiny stage bringing audience to sing along. Not only did Bradbury captivate the room with his delivery style but also bursting them into laughter, bringing a close end to hard long week.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks