Still on support of their latest release Sea of Noise, St. Paul & The Broken Bones made a stop in the big apple with opener Diane Coffee. If you are like me and aren’t familiar with Diane Coffee’s live performance, be prepared to be wowed. Diane Coffee is the solo work of Shaun Fleming whose stage presence is a mixture of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was a supernova of a performance, and one could say that rock and roll is not dead if Diane Coffee has anything to do with it.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones started their set off the choir/instrumental song, “Crumbling Light Post”. From then on the group play as much as they could of both albums and of course covers. These covers are always stand out tracks to their setlist, especially Van Morrison’s “I’ve Been Working” and David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” which had help from Diane Coffee. However, the highlight of the night was when Paul Janeway climbs the speaker during “Broken Bones & Pocket Change” and sang the majority of the song from there. Seeing St. Paul & The Broken Bones isn’t like any other concert, it is a revelation. Even though the year is ending, keep a look out for additional tour dates in 2017 and do yourself a favor and let St. Paul & The Broken Bones bring you to church.