Shanghai Hostage, The Upsiders & Sam McNulty at Earlsdon Festival

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Shanghai Hostage, The Upsiders & Sam McNulty at Earlsdon Festival

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After a (too) long break from experiencing live music, it was a joy to be there for the sets from the ever excellent Shanghai Hostage, The Upsiders & Sam McNulty at Earlsdon Festival this afternoon.

All were in fine form before an appreciative audience outside the Criterion Theatre in generally co-operative weather: credit too to those shaping the sound as it was superb even in an environment you wouldn't expect to be too conducive to pristine acoustic experiences.

There was dancing by all ages, virtually entirely all original music & Shanghai Hostage, by means of (a) some slight lyrical modification on one track & (b) singing another in French, even slipped some sauciness into the mixture.

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