Smooth humming songwriter, Nick Mulvey, could have easily played The Academy or perhaps The Olympia given the demand for a his Irish show. But thankfully it stayed in Whelan’s, offering around 400 lucky followers the chance to hear him up close in a venue that is the perfect fit for his songs.
Inside a warm Whelan’s main room is packed, the projection of Mulvey is projected on a screen above the stage. The voice is still beautifully welcome despite some of the audience’s preference to chat among themselves.
The best songs of his début album “First Mind” are played, almost as if he had the record beside him. ‘Fever To The Form’, ‘April’, ‘I Don’t Want To Go Home’, and ‘Meet Me There’ are all present and enough to make some of us forget about the weather outside.
In many ways, this gig is billed and situated in a ‘one to remember’ way, but due to the disrespectful nature of a few, it will be sadly hampered by that.