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Show Preview: The Boy Least Likely To – April 3, 2006 – Paramount Theatre
by Katie Sauro

The countrified pop and sweetly innocent beats produced by U.K. duo Jof Owen and Peter Hobbs are bright-eyed and blissful, pretty and playful, evoking childhood memories of sing-alongs and finger painting with songs like “Fur Soft As Fur” and “My Tiger My Heart.” But there is more to the aptly-titled The Best Party Ever, the debut album from The Boy Least Likely To. 

The sugary pop belies some of the sad elements to their sound, the lyrics of cowardice and loneliness, the desolate-sounding voice of Owen. The imaginative, at times carnival-like, songs are created with banjos, fiddles, glockenspiels, and harmonicas, wistfully taking us back to a person’s greatest time of fear and uncertainty—childhood.

The Boy Least Likely To is an endearing pop band with intelligently-written songs, and are currently on a U.S./Canada tour opening up for the overrated, obnoxious Brit (yes, that one) James Blunt. But despite the unfortunate headliner, the tour allows the band to get their name out there, and theirs should be an incredible show.

Essential Info.
The Venue: Paramount Theatre
The Support: Sierra Swan, James Blunt
The Date: April 3
The Time: 8pm
The Price: SOLD OUT