Sunday, April 7, 2019

Stephen Cummings with Sean Sennett 5-04-19 Brisbane, Triffid

What a wonderful gig, Stephen's last tour before retirement,
Sean Sennett and the I left my heart at highgate hill gang
on support. What more could you ask for!

Well Sean and friends put on a wonderful show as always,
I would have payed my money just to see them
There was many on the wonderful songs from the album
"I left my heart in Highgate Hill" a newer couple of songs
and even one Sean wrote with Stephen
It was sublime and the audience loved them
If you see these guys are doing a show dont miss it

After that difficult to follow support Stephen came on
with his 3 piece super band Sam Lemann, Clare Moore
& Bill McDonald.
Stephens career spans 5 decades, he has just released
the brilliant "Prisoner of love" his 20th solo album
So he is calling it a day, releasing "A life is a life"
a retrospective compilation and doing his final tour

And a show from a man who estimates he has written 500
songs, you can only guess what you will hear
Well they opened with the classic "Dont throw stones"
from the Sports days and toward the end there was
the other great Sports classic "Who listens to the radio"
There was some new songs from the last album
Like "Mr Ripley" and the superb " The wind blows hard"
which I must say was a highlight for me

The band, only a 3 piece but what a sound!
We got a few songs from the 80's like the rolicking
"Hell(you put me through)"
The most beautiful
" When the day is done, when the day is through"
 And the softer"When Love comes back to haunt you"
an absolute highlight.
It was a beautiful and emotional performance
and a wonderful parting gift