As for Kevin himself, his performance is simply captivating – a bearded ball of energy, he bounces around the stage having the time of his life, ably assisted by his band.
Mike Strandberg is equally smiley, making all manner of weird and wonderful noises by running various devices up and down his guitar strings.
The set comprises a mixture of songs from Kevin’s back catalogue interspersed with a nice line in stage talk. He has an endearing way of glancing along the front row as he plays as if to check that everyone is enjoying themselves as much as he is.
Hypnotically heartbreaking and smile-inducing in equal measures, Devine’s first visit to the UK since 2009 is long overdue and one can only hope that he and his band return to these shores much sooner next time.
With thanks to Kevin.
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