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‘Paul Bradley improvised his way through a thirty odd minute set that is virtually impossible to describe. He played guitar and set loops running and then improvised with spoken word and singing, all the while supported by brother Mark on Cajon, watching his sibling like a hawk as he provided a bedrock groove for the extemporisation stage left.
Paul managed to touch on existentialism (“…everyone matriculates from life…”), tales of London Italian restaurant chains (delivered in a hit ‘n miss cockernee accent) and even apoidean musicality (by using a phone app he managed to establish that a swarm of bees passing though his garden were actually humming at a Natural B, hopefully true).
All this was underpinned by loops, howls, scatting, singing, chatting and questions to himself and the audience. It was compelling, amusing, exciting, jazzy, simultaneously modern and vintage (blues guitar as “…stolen by Jimmy Page…”) brave, unrepeatable and remains impossible to describe.’