“We’ve buried the hatchet, but not in each other,” confirmed Marcella Detroit, the more musical half of Shakespears Sister, in a mastery of understatement, four songs into this comeback tour gig.

With that the erstwhile Marcy Levy ended the infamous 26-year feud with the other Sister, Siobhan Fahey, the one who was in Bananarama and who sacked her from the band in an unforgivable way back in 1993.

So, the Sisters, who burned brightly and briefly from 1989 to 1993 are back on the road and, to give them credit, are armed with some rather good new Americana-influenced tunes.

However, the main drawback of hitting the road again after all these years is having only a rather thin back catalogue to draw on. Take away the monster hit Stay – eight weeks at number one in 1992 – and there is little of note left.

Never mind, it was an interesting show and Fahey, 61, dressed mostly in white with a cowboy hat, is an excellent, energetic frontwoman, roaming the stage and exhorting a less than full venue to dance.

It was very much her show, leaving the twittering Detroit, 67 – co-author of the Eric Clapton hit Lay Down Sally and resplendent in shimmering purple and black – a little underused, but contributing all the high notes, guitar and mouth organ.

Nigh on 20 songs were packed into less than 20 minutes with the epic Stay, which showcased Detroit, towards the end but still followed by the likes of You’re History, I Don’t Care and Hello (Turn Your Radio On).

Virtually anything else you may have heard of by the Sisters, unless you are an uber fan (and there were a few in) – such as Goodbye Cruel World, The Trouble With Andre and Emotional Thing – was given an outing. But some of the newer stuff sounded equally as good.

Add in a solid light show, excellent sound and a four-piece band – including original bassist Clare Kenny (also Amazulu, Aztec Camera) and unsmiling former Adam & The Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni, who paced up and down like a caged polar bear – and the evening was complete, a real old school gig.

Sadly, the great Richard Hawley, who collaborated on the excellent, twangy newish single When She Finds You, did not make a cameo appearance for the song as he had done in Manchester and London.

Nevertheless, file this show under interesting, entertaining but not essential.