|Jack Cooper | Stockton Riverside Festival / Trinity Gardens | 01/08/04|
And just when you think the songs can't possibly get any more irresistible, Gareth reappears at the keyboard for the duo to perform the utterly brilliant Devonshire Squares complete with its superb singalong chorus about somewhat inadequate record shops.
Equally charming are the two tracks Jack performs from his debut EP; Sleepsleepsleep is another gorgeous acoustic number while title track Turn the Light Off sees Jack take to a second keyboard beside Gareth for another spellbinding duet before the pair conclude with the gloriously melodic She Sells Sea Shells.
Clichéd as other reviews' constant references to his hometown's annual illuminations may be, they are also thoroughly justified; with such a lustrous collection of songs, Jack Cooper's future is certainly looking very bright indeed.
Many thanks to Jack and Paul. Visit www.myspace.com/BeepSeals for Jack's current musical incarnation.
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