Live Review: Reverend and The Makers – Acoustic (The Magnet 16/11/16)

Back in The Magnet again, and this time for Jon McClure and Ed Cosens of Sheffield band Reverend and The Makers to play an intimate set.

With an eclectic style over their 5 successful albums, there’s plenty of acoustic opportunities which made for a lengthy set. No Soap In A Dirty War and Sex With The Ex bring that exact intimacy, the crowd respond to McClure and Cosens performance belting word for word back to the stage. What’s also nice about these types of gigs is the opportunity for conversation, too. The Reverend talks of responses to their recent album, one particularly complimenting his voice when it was actually the voice of Cosens. “The best city in the country”, he exclaims to Liverpool.

Makin’ Babies and Bandit are both pleaded for by voices in the crowd, they get their wish as well as final song Silence Is Talking which has the same impact as a fully equipped version, The Magnet bounces to the riff as they exit the stage.

Outside the venue afterwards, Jon has plenty to say of support band Liberty Ship too, Lewis Hancock fronts up the four-piece who warmed up the venue, also hailing for Sheffield they may well be one to watch.


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