Todd's section of the show started inauspiciously when he began Love Of The Common Man with the distortion pedal on and almost immediately following the restart, broke a string. This led to a female audience member in the front going off on one about the curse of Bristol and the ghost of the Colston Hall which was just the beginning of her contribution to the evening. Todd got into his stride and despite the loud and clearly irritating woman, knocked off some stunning versions of Cliche, Black And White, Hello It's Me, Tiny Demons, Song Of The Viking, Hawking, Beloved Infidel, Bang On The Ukalele Daily, Lysistrita (?) and Pretending To Care (with Ethel) which was, quite frankly gobsmacking. Unencumbered by an instrument here his voice and performance was breathtaking.
All in all a fine show. He and JJ seem to compliment each other well and there is no feeling that one is second on the bill so to speak. I missed the encore as I had to catch the last train back to London but I was more than satisfied. His voice was in fine shape with many falsetto moments that I thought him no longer capable of along with some real bravura playing especially at the end of Viking where he went amazingly fast. Great to hear him play acoustic guitar and grand piano again. Can't wait till Sunday.
Oops. I forgot to mention that Todd did a stonking version of The Beatles' Hey,You've Got To Hide Your Love Away.