Paul Carrack, Gig Review. Robin 2, Bilston.

Originally published by The Birmingham Mail. February 28th 2009

Once in a while you are treated to a genuine star of the British music scene who takes your breath away.

Paul Carrack opened up a crammed and diverse set with Just A Little Lie and Stay Awake, the latter from his new album I Know That Name. Paul then went onto showcase the new album by playing some of the songs that appear on it, including It Ain’t Easy (To Love Somebody) and the brilliant song written for The Eagles on their last album I Don’t Want To Hear Anymore.

Paul thrilled a capacity crowd by playing some of his songs that he recorded with Mike and the Mechanics, including Another Cup Of Coffee and the outstanding which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. The Living Years

Paul Carrack finished off an amazing night of music with encores amongst which was a truly impressive version of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On.


Ian D. Hall