When Mark Nevin sings the words “We had a band, we made a record, we saw the world, we touched the sun” on the title track of his latest release Beautiful Guitars
he’s clearly recalling his days as a member of Fairground Attraction. Mark hasn’t forgotten his roots as a member of the fondly remembered folk-rock outfit of the late 80s as intricately arranged numbers such as Love = Love = Love, Lets Make Hay
and Dangerous recall.
No doubt the albums highlight is Mark’s own bluesy vocals, making him sounding occasionally like Bob Dylan and don't miss a new and fun arrangement of Perfect
, Fairground Attraction’s most enduring song.
- A version of this review by Andy Howells was published in The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on February 13, 2015