When a support act strolls onto the otherwise deserted stage of a jam-packed concert hall to be met by stone-cold silence, it becomes clear that the evening ahead isn't going to run entirely smoothly. Unfortunately, this was the disconcertingly reserved greeting singer-songwriter Cathy Davey received upon her entrance at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge last week as part of her stint supporting The Divine Comedy.
The Peter Pan of pop, Neil Hannon looked as if he hadn't aged a bit as he took to the stage at the intimate West London venue. It's been 14 years since he was last there for the launch of Casanova. 14 years and he hasn't changed a bit, visually or vocally. The gig was a real treat, comprising material from his upcoming 10th album, Bang Goes The Knighthood (due out on 31st May) and a heavy presence of old classics.