|The Polyphonic Spree |
|The Polyphonic Spree: Live review (11/07/2003) Liverpool Academy 1|
Simon Callow once asked Tim De Laughter the front man, or is it leader? Of the twenty three plus (I lost count at that number) robe wearing, cult like band 'The Polyphonic Spree':
"How do you guys make money?"
To which the mercurial Texan simply replied "we don't". What they do very well, however, is make people happy with their infectiously positive chorus backed tubes, which they delighted the crowd with tonight; 'Its the sun' and 'Have A Day Celebratory' spread happiness as though it was confetti. There was an impressive spine tingling three minute plus harp solo that added to the expected variety provided by The Spree.
Tim is known for putting a lot of thought into the shows his band puts on and they usually do something a little daft or crazy, but not as crazy as what they did tonight. After completing the main set in their traditional white robes, they returned for the encore in bright 'red' robes that surely was going to divide this Liverpool crowd? There was not a blue robe in sight. However, everyone was so full of happiness by then, that The Spree had not lost one fan at all from their bold fashion statement.