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"Better known as an animator, film maker and author, The Start Of It is a four track EP released by Paul J Bolger.


It’s not his first diversion into recording, his previous release The Moss House was recorded over twenty years ago. Given the success of his other artistic offerings you could possibly expect The Start Of It to be self indulgent and throwaway. Nothing could be further from the truth, it’s a really impressive listen across its four tracks that evoke the musical direction of early Elvis Costello, particularly on the standout track Lady Love & The Cavalier.


The album was co-produced by Bolger and Dave Molloy and features vocals, guitars and keyboard contributions from both producers, together with Ronnie O’Flynn on bass, Michael Black on drums and Cathleen Flynn on piano."


Review by Declan Culliton