The Powers Bar stage has a small, brave crowd who are weathering the rain. Their prize is one of the finest gems on the London acoustic circuit, Belfast’s David J. Alexander.
This is probably the only gig he’ll play with stage hands covering the monitors with bin liners as the rain increases, but he looked natural and dealt with the weather better than some others have this weekend. His hearty Irish songs are more Neil Hannon than Dropkick Murphys, with the progressive, beautiful chorus of When We Were Young managing to bring the sun out single handedly.
He is also intensely handsome.