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Gary Maginnis And The Like, Gig Review. The Ship Inn, Hoylake. Festival Of Firsts.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

It feels strange to go to a gig in a part of the country not normally known for holding concerts and seeing a group perform with the benefit of a marvellous new album behind them but not hearing any tracks from it. For Gary Maginnis and The Like it was a bold move that worked mainly because the music they played was on par with anything they have put down on Ghost Town Blues and executed with the same deft precision.

Gary Maginnis & The Like, Ghost Town Blues. Album Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

In the end it doesn’t matter where you are from, that really is not the point as you can be born in one city and then move the next day. What it comes down to is where you have felt comfortable in your life and what you achieve whilst you live there and what you leave behind. The three men that make up the folk band Gary Maginnis & The Like certainly have that left the very best part of them in the North-West of England whilst retaining that singular splendour of Belfast very much in their hearts and in their ability to tell a story, nowhere is this more exemplified by their new release of Ghost Town Blues.