Porter Cellar Bar - Bath (30/05/06)
Mr. Daniel Rachel was next. He played a similar set to the last time I reviewed him and put on an equally good performance being as animated as always! He stood up to play of course and began with the song 'Dear Friend'. The famous 'Hearts and Bones' was second, described by one reviewer as a cross between Buddy Holly and The Clash. As I said last time you can certainly hear the Buddy Holly influence in there. A good tune.
Another memorable track was next. The 3 part song which deals with an encounter in a hotel room getting its inspiration from a painting by Edward Hope. A song with a chorus of "let it be mine" was next followed by yet another song I remembered about a certain cinema in Birmingham that also doubled as a porno cinema where your "just looking for your ticket, looking for that one stop show'.
Mojo has described Daniel's songs as 'a core of affectingly honest material and highly hummable'. His lyrics are entirely honest and the fact that I remembered three of his songs and enjoyed hearing them again proves they are hummable so I can't add anything more to that!
He then played the first single from his album called 'Pearl' before finishing with 'The Bucket and Broom Song' a song that speaks of "late night drinking under the shadow of the moon'. A very engaging performer who really puts his heart into what he's singing.