Martin McAloon

Martin McAloon

I joined my nephew Steve Ames and drummer/vocalist John Park at Bush Hall this evening for a night of music by Prefab Sprout presented by band member Martin McAloon, brother of the group’s leading light Paddy. Martin is a humble and engaging character and introduced himself by saying: “I wish to make it clear that I am neither a singer, nor a guitarist, and I am not my brother!” He boldly delivered a comprehensive set of purely Prefab originals, which received a  rapturous reception from the delighted faithful:

Set 1
Michael
Life of Surprises
Cowboy Dreams
Cue Fanfare
Looking for Atlantis
Carnival 2000
I Remember That
Nightingales
Andromeda Heights
Hey Manhattan!
Desire As
The Sound of Crying

Set 2
Couldn’t Bear to Be Special
Appetite
If You Don’t Love Me
Horsin’ Around
When Love Breaks Down
Dublin
Cruel
Jordan: The Comeback
Wild Horses
Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)
Bonny
Goodbye Lucille #1
Faron Young
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Cars and Girls

Encores
Nancy (Let Your Hair Down for Me)
The Golden Calf

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