Gilbert O’Sullivan

Holy Trinity Church, Friday 26th Oct, 8pm.

€47,50

 

A unique opportunity to experience one of this legendary singer-songwriter’s rare solo gigs, and in an intimate and unforgettable setting.

In his ’70s heyday, Gilbert O’Sullivan produced era-defining hits like ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’, ‘Get Down’ and ‘Nothing Rhymed’, and became the soundtrack to many people’s youth. He is still a musical force to be reckoned today, after an incredible 50 years in show business. With 16 Top 40 records, including six No 1 hits, under his belt, he’s a musician that just keeps on giving.

O’Sullivan’s 19th studio album was released in August. Simply titled ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan’ it shot straight into the UK album charts at No 20. How’s that for staying power? The record sees the singer return to his roots, his ‘gloriously plaintive vocals’ to the fore, complementing simple yet effective arrangements and impossibly catchy melodies. That signature McCartney-esque vaudevillian jauntiness remains, as do the whimsical, wistful and often witty lyrics.

Be transported to a simpler place, where music is not measured in beats per minute – where a man with big hair sits at a piano and charms an audience with beautifully crafted songs.