L. Webb

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (59 of 73)
Location: South West, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 880,876 - Total Helpful Votes: 59 of 73
Signal Flare <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Signal-Flare-Cataldo/dp/artist-redirect/B003CEXUYO">Cataldo</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unknown gem, 1 Feb 2014
Fantastic banjo and guitar-led alt-folk from America. I saw this chap playing in Laura Veirs' band years back, and he opened the show with a solo set and I was lucky enough to buy this CD on the night. A real ear for a tune, and obscure, occasionally appropriately perverse, lyrics which have very accessible meaning behind them. The female harmonies are a nice touch, and occasional cello is never a bad thing. There is also irony and humour within the whole thing ("I don't want this to sound like a well-oiled machine" is the first line of the album - a subtle self-reference to the 'rough band sound' he has created) which gives the album a nice humble tone. Really great stuff.
100 Acres of Sycamore ~ Fionn Regan
100 Acres of Sycamore ~ Fionn Regan
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4.0 out of 5 stars A grower, 27 Aug 2011
I listened to this album a few times through, and I must say, my initial reactions mirrored that of the previous reviewer. After about track 6 it started to wash over me. This wasn't necessarily a reflection of the latter songs, merely an indication of the pace and tone of the album. So I listened to the tracks in isolation. Each track, bar one, has its own unique charm, and in fact, this album is drenched in quality: The incredible lyrics on 'The Lake District'; the bouncy romance of 'For A Nightingale'; the beautiful harmonies on 'North Star Lover'; the melancholy of 'List of Distractions'.

Fionn is clearly a gifted songwriter, and he's shown that in the quirky folk of the… Read more
Andrew Maxwell: One Inch Punch - Live at Vicar Str&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Andrew Maxwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Standard., 5 Jan 2011
With Andrew Maxwell you always know what you're going to get - a loveable scamp of a man with a cheeky grin and chuckle who will make you laugh whilst talking about Ireland, sex and hecklers (amongst other things, clearly). This show is absolutely no exception: He talks about taking his 9 year old son to a football match, global panic and terrorism and the general nonsense that gets thrown around in life (particularly in Ireland!). A fantastic show as always with an amusing extra about his experience of heckling.

The only problem I had with the show was that, as comedy DVDs go, it was very short: For instance, the Ross Noble DVDs run 2 hours or more with bonus footage, as is true… Read more