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Review: The Young ‘Uns @ Lichfield Guildhall

A fast-rising, ten year overnight sensation, The Young ‘Uns played their blend of close harmony singing, folk music and fine musicianship when they appeared at Lichfield’s Guildhall.

Support for the night came from teenage guitar prodigy and singer Sunjay Brayne, who proved himself a talented performer and affable stage presence.

Playing a well thought out mix of his own material and covers, his set was very well received, ranging as it did from the blues of The Missisippi Sheik’s Sitting On Top Of The World, to his own songs The Fire Down Below Love You Like A Man.

The Young 'Uns

The Young ‘Uns

He was joined on stage by The Young ‘Uns for his last song, a foot-tapping rendition of Bo Diddley’s Who Do You Love?

The headliners started their set with two accapella songs – Go Boys Go Harbour Voice. The three piece of songwriter Sean Cooney on vocals, David Eagle on vocals and piano accordion and Michael Hughes on vocals and guitar, kept the audience entertained with music from a wide range of sources.

Love in a Northern Town was pure pop, while a rousing medley of sea shanties in Blood Red Rosies/Shallow Brown/Yeller Girls were a masterclass in harmony singing.

They also played a number of protest songs from the title track of their latest release When Our Grandfathers Said No, which was about a stand taken against Oswald Mosley, to Biscuits and Tea which was a protest against the English Defence League.

An encore of Sit Down by James was a fitting way for this talented trio to end this very well thought out concert.

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