A review of Alan Frew at amaSing on Saturday 31st August, 2013.
Hailing from Troon, Alan Frew is a contemporary folk pop performer with a significant pedigree. Having played at far larger events and venues than this, if that troubled him he didn’t show it.
His influences include the likes of John Martyn and Nick Drake, and that is evident in this performance; but what a fine well to be drawing from. I for one was pleased to catch Alan, and I was left with a sense of his craft haunting me for the rest of the day. These are fine compositions with mature lyrics delivered in a distinctive and at times intensely fragile voice.
In sum, a particularly good match for this quiet, small and intimate venue. Wonderful.
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