Thursday, 15 Nov. 2007 / Festsaal Messe Basel
There are musicians who don’t need big hits to make them utterly fascinating. Rufus Wainwright belongs to that breed and the fascination grows with each new album. He is modest and he can afford to be. Rufus Wainwright has a plethora of talent, the charm of a dandy, a voice that can break your heart and a bright future.
With the Cranberries, singer Dolores O’Riordan fronted one of the most successful bands of the 90’s. It took courage to step back from the headiness of stardom. Dolores O’Riordan never regretted having taken that step. Now she is back: without the Cranberries, but just as convincing and powerful as ever. This evening offered to unravel a string of vocal pearls.