Badhands, the musical project from Dublin, were the backing group at the Workman’s Club Cellar on Saturday 10 September for Anderson’s first live show in over four years.
It was standing room only for a show with no set breaks as they cranked out tune after tune. You could have heard a pin drop as the audience intently enjoyed the music. Among the songs performed were “The Twilight Is Folding,” “History,” and “Cecilia’s Sister” from the album Patterns. Anderson also included exciting new material, which takes him to another musical level. The night ended with an amazing cover of the Beatles song “Get Back.”
After working as a tradesperson, Anderson, otherwise Daniel Anderson, decided to alter course and pursue a career in music, fronting the indie rock band Rags, which released a remarkable album, A National Light. As the solo artist, Anderson sold out shows, received good radio and media coverage, and appeared on the “Late Late Show.” In 2015 his debut album, Patterns, reached number 9 in the Irish albums charts.
Anderson’s distinctive style of singing enables him to give convincing renditions of songs from different genres, and there’s no doubt that with his return to live performances the public will hear a lot more from him.