It may have been windy outside The Hot Spot (Greystones, County Wicklow) the other night, but inside the Mike Brookfield Band were brewing up a storm! The three-piece are on tour, promoting their new album Love Breaks The Fall, and they ripped through a set with songs from the album and others from, among others, Jimi Hendrix (a great version of Crosstown Traffic) and Bruce Hornsby. If you are a fan of Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray Vaughan then Mike Brookfield’s playing will certainly make you smile and tap your foot. His style is fluent and crisp, slow or fast, and he has all the touches that showcase his wide range of skills.
It’s impressive, as was the rhythm section behind him – the bass and drummer – that drove the music along incessantly. All-in-all it was a top performance from a band who demand attention – and rightly so. Do yourself a favour and check these boys out! Rock on and on…..
Mike Brookfield Band – Love Breaks The Fall