Pluck­ing at heart­strings

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - THE CRITICAL LIST - By Neil McCormick

BEN HOWARD

Howard is a sensitive singer-song­writer and com­poser whose sen­su­ously at­mo­spheric ma­te­rial makes the most of deft pick­ing and al­ter­nate tun­ings. The two-time Brit Award-win­ner’s un­demon­stra­tive ex­cel­lence is closer in spirit to Nick Drake and John

Mar­tyn than

Crowded House front­man Neil Finn takes a break from be­ing the new tour­ing mem­ber of Fleet­wood Mac to pro­mote a strange and rather lovely fa­ther-son col­lab­o­ra­tion with singer-song­writer off­spring Liam. Light­sleeper is their de­but al­bum as a duo. Ep­stein Theatre, Liverpool (nei­landliam finn.com), Mon, Tues and tour­ing

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