|Brian's Live Reviews|
|There's no substitute for the excitement of playing live.
Making your music connect with the people who are sitting
looking at you is the ultimate rush for any performer
worth his salt.
There are no second chances, artistically there's nowhere to hide .
That moment when they trust you enough to sing along for the first time is something that still thrills me.
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Hampstead & Highgate Express,
"....a singer-songwriter of
Sunday Times (Perth, Australia), "...the audience lapped it up..."
The Spectator (North Carolina), "....There are simply not enough superlatives to describe McNeill's solo set..."
The Observer, "....the most unlikely heavy metal heart-throb this side of Douglas Hurd..."
Michel Folkzeitung, "....from the first tune, the audience was shaken out of their reserve..."
Kultur Fürth, "...explosive themes, exemplified in individual stories and in the combination of moving music and memorable texts..."
Schwäbische Post, "....humour that bites like a bear, pithy voice, dynamite in the fingertips..."
Frankfurter Zeitung, . "...hurricane roars of approval..."
Südwestpresse "...a master of the quiet, reflective lyric..."
Darmstädter Echo, "...his real strength lies in storytelling. Biting social criticism..."
Reutlinger Generalanzeiger, November "...After midnight, the atmosphere began to cook again, as fiddle-master Brian McNeill came onstage..."
Dirty Linen, August "...We were not really an audience, but rather a group of pub companions..."
Brian & Dick Reviews
The Herald"...These self styled angry old farts don't play together that often... but when they do they fair enjoy themselves and each other's music. As singers, songwriters and interpreters, they remain vigorously committed to addressing current concerns...."
Folk Tales Magazine USA "....This is what folk music is about at its best...."
The Lexington Kentucky Herald Leader "....The duo mixed tough instrumental smarts and a refreshingly self effacing sense of humour"
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