Franz Nicolay at The Adelphi, Hull
Support by: Salbo Baggins + support
Franz Nicolay is that multi-instrumentalist and man-about-town, with the heart of a vaudevillian and the soul of a raconteur.
Full-throated songs and stories shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental.
“His songs are peculiar and unsettling, elegant and sparse. Think Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle fronting a gypsy band.” – Crawdaddy
“Recasting the windswept folk artist as someone with piratical swagger, he comes over like Nick Cave leading an American Pogues, and every see-saw rhythm is shot through with a potent, whisky-drenched drama. In other words, the man’s a ham, but a terrific one.” - Q