Dexys – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 8 May 2012

Opening your first London gig since 2003 by playing your first album in 27 years in its entirety takes balls. But then Dexys (they’ve dropped the Midnight Runners) frontman Kevin Rowland has never been short on cojones.

And as the band come to the end of the soon to be released ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’, it’s clear that the self-belief has paid off – the all-seated audience rising to an overwhelmingly emotional standing ovation, droves of Dexys devotees clearly relieved that this long-awaited comeback is a triumph and not an embarrassing disaster. Continue reading