Glen Hansard – Orpheum Theatre – November 12, 2015
This week, Academy Award winning Irish singer/songwriter/actor Glen Hansard made his way to Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. As lead singer with The Frames along with starring in the film ONCE, which lead to the formation of The Swell Season with his co-star Markéta Irglová, Hansard’s music has reached a wide and varied audience, reflected in the enthusiastic crowd braving a stormy night to soak up the sweet sounds.
A simple spotlight shining on Hansard, on his own, opened the set then the band members joined him onstage, gradually filling the stage with more lush sounds as the show progressed. The audience contributed to the set too, making use of the Orpheum’s acoustics to join in on a number of tracks. The participation was punctuated by the spontaneous bursts of applause as the audience boisterously enjoyed the show.
Glen Hansard’s tour continues around North America through to December 1st, if you get the chance, go see him.