Gareth’s voice alone tells a thousand tales. It welcomes you with a warm familiarity, bringing with it feelings of wisdom and experience. Struggling to put this into words I visited his artist profile which claims him to be the ‘most authentic sounding country singer’… and that’s just it. It’s as if he has stepped through a portal and somehow ended up in front of you in a world so far removed, continuing to do what he has always done.
His guitar playing rings out sustained open chords which drive you through his heartfelt music. His songs are solid, well written tracks which I believe would flourish with backing vocals and a full band behind him. That said, he is an outstanding solo performer with a relaxed prescence on stage and confidence in his ability. Have I mentioned his voice yet?
He showed great support for the night and the other musicians and we would love to see Gareth back at the open mic soon.
See a video from the night here :
Review by Scott Laywood