The gentle storm blows into Boston on Wednesday.

Few live acts elicit more emotion than the English band Elbow. The songs are nop-notch in the way they’re written, arranged, and presented live. And front man Guy Garvey’s between-song banter is equal parts poetic bard and beloved drunk-at-the-end-of-the-bar. They play a sold-out show at the Paradise on Wednesday night, so let’s dig into “Gentle Storm” from their latest album Little Fictions.