WATCH: Bell X1 brought the house down on the Late Late with 'Rocky Took a Lover'
You don't sell out five nights at Vicar Street unless you're good, and Bell X1 proved just how magical a band they can be with an unforgettable turn on Friday night's Late Late Show.
Frontman Paul Noonan is currently enjoying a great run of form, having teamed up with electronic producer Daithí for the spellbinding 'Take The Wheel' in July, and delivering a recent solo single that ably showcased his range.
But you can't argue with a classic, and so it was that Noonan and bandmates - and a string section for good measure - took to the Late Late stage with a heart-stopping version of 'Rocky Took a Lover'.
Take the five minutes or so and check it out below.
Clip via The Late Late Show
Really special stuff. As you might expect, social media was suitably impressed following the performance...
Well Paul Noonan of @BellX1 just made love to the audience on #LateLateShow -- that was a wonderful version of Rocky Took a Lover. You have to figure Gavin James is backstage cursing the man's stage presence🙂
— Nadine O'Regan (@NadineORegan) October 26, 2018
Amazing performance of 'Rocky Took A Lover' by @BellX1 and @enabrennan on the Late Late tonight https://t.co/c3JdOofFwA
— The Point Of Everything (@TPOEblog) October 26, 2018
That was a lot of fun. Can't wait to share a whole load more of these #DowryStrings @BellX1 re-imaginings in November and on tour next year ✨ https://t.co/qiI3tIIMQX
— Éna Brennan (@enabrennan) October 27, 2018
If you’re like me and have had your fill of hot takes about what the results of this torturous #Aras18 contest could mean for the country, give yourself a break, watch this masterful performance of Rocky Took A Lover by @BellX1 on the #LateLate last night. https://t.co/Hraq1fgvDs
— Paddy McKenna (@PaddyMcKenna) October 27, 2018
Bell X1 will bring a close to the celebrations of their 20th Anniversary year with a pair of sold out shows at the National Concert Hall on 28 and 29 November.