Wayne Brennan is an amazing musician and he can make the most beautiful sounds from his Spanish acoustic guitar. Wayne also has some quality tunes that come alive when you see this guy live. Strong songs include Make Me Smile, In My Hands and Moving Me which is the sample song. However 'In My Hands' is not the best representation of Wayne Brennan's talents.
The running order of the tunes make little sense because to my ears the best songs are towards the last third of the album. The awesome instrumental 'Peace in Your Mind' is nestled mid-set which gives an old LP two sides feel to the album. While there are strong songs on the album they are usually followed by a weak tune which disrupts the general overall feel to the album.
This is not to say that the album is bad. It's just I think Wayne has an amazing guitar playing talent which deserves a better album! Maybe I expected more because his live shows are so good!
In My Hands - 7 out of 12
I recommend you get to see Wayne Brennan & band live on his tour!
14 May 2009 20:00 One Take Sessions Kilkenny
15 May 2009 21:00 The Stables Mullingar, Westmeath
17 May 2009 20:00 The Cheeky Social Sunday Club Cork, Cork
25 May 2009 21:00 Auntie Annies Belfast, Northern Ireland
29 May 2009 21:00 The Backroom Navan, Meath
30 May 2009 21:00 Birr Arts Theatre - Support to Mick Flannery Birr, Offaly
31 May 2009 21:00 Doyles Dublin, Dublin
1 Jun 2009 21:00 Whelans Dublin, Dublin
3 Jun 2009 20:00 The New Music Club Thurles, Tipperary
26 Jun 2009 20:30 The Cobblestone Dublin, Dublin