King Tuts, Glasgow
Waiting For Go
The first act on stage were a 4 piece indie/rock band named “The Alter-Natives”. Their 30 minute set consisted of many original songs including their newest single ” Mistakes Don’t Understate” which proved to be a great hit with the crowd, helped by the catchy, relatable lyrics. A good cover of “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters was also performed during the set which enabled many of the crowd to sing along, creating a good atmosphere within the room. With this being one of the bands first gigs, it was evident that they lacked confidence on the night however with a bit more experience, I’m certain they will improve greatly.
Next up was a 5 piece Indie/Rock Glaswegian band named “Waiting For Go”. Having previously seen them perform in December ( read the review here ) , I was eager to see if the band would maintain their great enthusiasm that was evident in their last performance. And I was nothing short of impressed. The band appeared on stage to open their 30 minute set with original songs such as “Conflicted Hearts” and “Stay”. These were clearly a huge crowd pleaser with so many people singing and dancing along to every song. A great atmosphere was present throughout the room, as the band performed further songs including ” What’s It Gonna Be”, “Believe Me” and the ever popular, “On The DanceFloor”. Chants of “Here we f*cking go” were screamed aloud by the crowd before the band introduced their newest single “Let Go” which will be released in March. Sadly there was no crowd surfing this time around, however lead singer, Jordan Butler did wow the crowds by performing the end of the set whilst standing on top on the barrier. The bands passion for music and clear love for performing was evident throughout the set last night, I would have liked to have heard a cover song performed however it was an overall great performance, and they successfully got the crowd hyped for the main act.
Finally, Little Eye were on stage to perform a 60 minute set at the sell out gig. Having previously been voted “Winners of the “Clyde 1 In Demand Band Of The Year” and “Young Scot Best Unsigned Band”, There has been a lot of hyped surrounding them recently and last nights gig made it evident as to why. The 4 piece scottish band performed a series of original songs including “Can’t Relax” and “Remember Yesterday.” This band have a really great stage presence and created a great atmosphere throughout their performance. And with an album due out in the summer, we can only expect greater things to come from this band in the future.
An overall great gig and I’d really advise everyone to go check them all out !
King Tuts, Glasgow
Carrie Mac kicked off the night was a 30 minute set consisting of mainly all original songs. Songs including ” Falling At My Feet” and “Till I See You Again” were a clear hit with the crowd, and a flawless cover of “Rude Boy” by Rihanna was performed towards the end of the set. Her song writing ability is simply amazing and last nights performance proved that this singer-songwriter from Edinburgh really has what it takes to make it big. With a new album promised soon, we can only expect bigger and better things from her.
Next up was another Scottish singer, Leon Jackson, who first made it big after winning the X-Factor in 2007. His 30 minute performance included ”Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars that allowed the crowd to singalong. His overall performance sounded very similar to Paulo Nutini, however he did seem much more nervous whilst on stage. This may have been due to the constant shouts from the crowd such as “We Love You Leon” which were often screamed aloud by the group of 50+ year old woman that were clearly having a good time. Overall, It was a good performance and he successfully managed to get the crowd hyped.
Finally, Lawson were on stage to perform the last date of the tour. The 4 piece London based boy band, performed a 60 minute set with songs such as “Everything was easy” and “Waterfall”. Having performed with acts such as Avril Lavigne, The Saturdays and The Wanted, this band have a strong fanbase which was evident on the night, with so many of the crowd singing along to every word throughout the performance, and with some dedicated fans even displaying hand made posters and customised t-shirts. Further on in the set, a cover of “Firework”by Katy Perry was performed along with “Anybody out there” and “Red Sky” ,before the band left the stage.
And with chants including “Take it off” and “One more song”, it wasn’t long before the band returned to perform another few songs including an amazing upbeat cover of “A-Team” by Ed Sheeran.
It was a really good gig overall and the atmosphere was great. The band were clearly very passionate about their music and their fans.
O2 Academy, Glasgow
Supporting Acts :
We Are The In Crowd
The gig kicked of with a 30 minute set from a New York band named “We Are The In Crowd.” The five piece pop/punk band played various hits from their most recent album that was released in October 2010 named “Best Intentions.” Having previously been compared to Paramore, who also have a female lead singer and songs of the same genre, I was eager to see just how well this band would create a name from themselves and differ from their comparisons. With tracks being played such as “Rumour Mill” and “Kiss Me Again” it was quickly highlighted that this band have a great ability to create really catchy, memorable lyrics that fans could easily relate to. With flawless vocals and a great stage presence, it was evident at first listen that this band will go far. And with so many of the crowd singing along to every word during most songs, and hysterical screams from fans when a UK tour in April was announced, the band successfully created a really great atmosphere throughout the room.
Next up were another five piece American band by the name of “The Maine.” This pop/rock band recharged the crowd once again during their performance with a selection of songs from their album “Pioneer” which was released only last month. It was an enjoyable performance and it was clear that they have a strong fan base in Glasgow with many crowd members also singing along during most of their songs. It was an overall good set however I would have preferred this band to have performed first as “We Are The In Crowd” were clearly a much greater hit with the crowd.
And finally It was time for All Time Low to perform. The five piece pop/punk band, who take their name from the lyrics of “Head On Collision” by New Found Glory, performed a 60 minute set on the second night of their tour. And it was nothing less than amazing. The band came on stage to perform hits such as “Time Bomb” and “Forget About It” and various hits from their most recent album “Dirty Work” which was released in March last year. They effortlessly got the crowd completely wild and the band clearly had some fun on stage by talking to fans, encouraging a “mosh pit” and even bringing one lucky topless male fan upon stage. An acoustic singalong was then carried out during ” Remembering Sunday” by lead guitarist and vocalist, Alex Gaskarth which brought out his great singing ability. A few more songs were then performed, including “Guts” and “Lost In Stereo” before the band left the stage to a screaming audience.
After chants from the crowd of “Char- lie Sheen” then ” All Time Low” , the band reappeared on stage once again to perform the encore consisting of hits such as Do You Want Me (Dead?) and Weightless which had the crowd in complete awe. A few more words were said by the band including that the “merch guy named Vinny” would be celebrating his birthday at “The Cathouse” after the gig and that the entire crowd was invited. Thus then encouraging the crowd to chant “Vinny Fuckin Vegas” which is overall very entertaining before ending the night with a clearly popular hit “Dear Maria, Count Me In”.
It was a great night which I think was really boosted by having such great supporting acts and the fact that the lighting effects were amazing throughout the entire set , it really added to the overall intense atmosphere within the room.
I’d advise everyone to go give them all a listen!
King Tuts, Glasgow
King Tuts New Years Revolution
Supporting The River 68′s
Having last seen the band perform at the Barrowlands in October during SaviFest, a huge improvement could be seen from them at their gig last night.
The three piece band, who first formed in February 2011, performed a 30 minute set as part of the New Years Revolution in King Tuts. Original songs such as “Get on it” and “Down by the River” were performed at a very high standard. And with many of the crowd singing along, a buzzing atmosphere was created throughout their set. We can only expect greater things to come from this band in the forthcoming months,with an EP promised to be released later this year.
The Toi are a really entertaining band with an evident passion for their music.
Would really advise everyone to go see them!
P.s Thanks for the demo cd!
King Tuts, Glasgow
King Tuts New Years Revolution
Having recently been mentioned on Clyde 1 radio as “One to watch for in 2012″, there were high expectations for this free gig.
As part of the King Tuts New Year Revolution, Tragic O’Hara performed a 30 minute set in the bar consisting of original songs including ”Out of My hands”, which helped to highlight what a talented songwriter this guy is and his guitar skills ,along with the harmonica, were nothing short of impressive.
A great atmosphere was created within the crowd with an intro to the story behind the lyrics of a recent song titled “Thick as Thieves” , Tragic O’Hara really knows how to entertain.
A large crowd started to gather during the end of the set, therefore having the performance on the main stage upstairs,would have been preferred
However it was an overall great gig!
Go check him out!
Apologies for the poor picture
George Square, Glasgow
There has recently been a lot of hype surrounding this band and their free gig in George Square earlier this week soon made it clear as to why.
This four piece glaswegian band performed a 30 minute set consisting of many original songs. Songs such as “P.s The World” and ” I need your help” were certain crowd pleasers and a great cover of the Elvis Presley hit, “Heartbreak Hotel” was performed towards the end of the set.
Better sound quality would have improved the gig, as it was difficult to hear the lead singer at certain times during the performance.
But it was an overall good wee gig.
Looking forward to hearing more of them in the future.