It was a near capacity crowd in the Set Theatre on Thursday night, as seats were seldom found and the only room was on the dance floor as Bressie brought his Rage and Romance album tour to the Marble City.
As support acts go, Mr Breslin had by far one of the best in Gavin James. The Meteor Song of the Year Winner was on fine form playing radio favourites like Say Hello and Hole in My Heart. The Dublin singer-songwriter also played his cover of Daft Punk’s latest chart topper Get Lucky, which got the crowd swaying, if they weren’t already swooning.
The biggest cheer of the night was reserved for the Good Intentions singer himself, as the screaming girls at the front of the stage let Bressie know that he was definitely in the right place. Opening with songs from his second long player, the crowd were warmed up by Rage and Romance and Write the Headlines. Up next was the popular Good Intentions, which saw the crowd suddenly come to life as they mouthed the words along with pop synths and distorted guitars.
Songs like Last Tube Home, While Your Sleeping and Silence Is Your Saviour were well placed for that in-between song banter of tales and thank you’s. It was also the point where the Mullingar man revealed his dislike for Self Service Checkouts, which had the crowd in a giggling state.
Nearing the end of the set, the tempo increased and the crowd were in full flow as favourites like Breaking My Fall, Animals and Can’t Stay Young Forever finished off a night of great Irish music in the sweet surroundings of the Set’s cosy interior.
Bressie’s second album Rage and Romance is available to download on iTunes and all good music sites