Michael McDermott, Aces and Eights, London, 5th May 2019

Following a successful sold out launch of his latest album, ‘Orphans’, at the Green Note the previous evening, Michael McDermott returned to north London and the dimly lit, intimate basement of Finsbury Park’s Aces and Eights on Tuesday to run through a series of audience song requests. ‘Orphans’ is so named because none of its songs found a natural home on previous releases ‘Willow Springs’ and ‘Out From Under’, but they  felt to McDermott like his abandoned children. That’s no slight on the quality of his latest offering – his support for the evening’s performance, Matt Owens, justifiably saying that McDermott is improving with each successive album release.
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