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World O’Mind ★★

The Bay , Glasgow
16/03/12

World O’Mind
Supporting Acts

Gareth Croll
Mel McMillan
Franny McKeown

Playing a range of both original songs and cover versions, the 2 piece Glasgow band, World O’Mind , played a 30 minute set at a great wee acoustic venue in the centre of Glasgow.
Their new song “Radio Crash” was a popular hit, with great lyrics that proved to create an upbeat atmosphere from early on in the set. Cover versions included the Kings Of Leon hit “Use Someone” and the ever popular Katy Perry song, “Teenage Dream” which enabled many of the eager crowd to sing along and interact with the performance. With both members performing a solo song within the set, including “All The Kings Horses”,  it didn’t really help with creating an overall understanding of the band as one however a great performance could be seen throughout their most recent song, “All The World To See”, which was my personal favorite, before the night ended with another original song, “Dream World”.
It was an overall good gig, more interaction with the crowd could have improved on the atmosphere at certain points within the performance although great lyrics could be heard within the variety of originals songs.
Would really like to hear more from them in the future.

 


Laura Marling ★★★

O2 Academy
10/03/12

Supporting Act:
Timbre Timbre

Arriving just in time to see the second supporting act of the night- Timbre Timbre. The 30 minute set, accompanied by a guitar, consisted of all original songs performed acoustically.  It was nothing too exciting but created a nice atmosphere before Laura Marling took to the stage.
The indie folk artist arrived on stage ,along with her band,  to perform a selection of hits from her 3 released albums. Songs including “You Know”, “Ghosts” and “Everlasting Love” were all certain crowd pleasers on the night . And her great thought provoking lyrics accompanied by her flawless vocals easily highlighted exactly why Marling has reached global success.
Despite really enjoying the gig, more so when it was simply Laura accompanied by her guitar, the sound quality and 0verall atmosphere of the gig could have been greatly improved by a small, more intimate gig venue.

I would really love to hear her perform live in the future, but with much a smaller crowd number.


The Modests ★★★

03/03/2012
The Classic Grand, Glasgow
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Despite having their Barrowlands gig cancelled at the last minute, The Modests still managed to secure a 30 minute set as part of the Charity Sadowski Fest.
The four piece Glasgow band performed a series of original songs including 07505, which was explain to be titled after the lead singer, Jacksons phone number. P.S The World was also evidently the most popular song of the night, and despite poor sound quality during parts of the set, the band still managed to encourage the crowd throughout their performance. The Elvis cover of ‘Heartbreak Hotel” created a great atmosphere throughout the room and further original songs including “Call The Cops” and “In The Wings” were performed before the band thanked the crowd and left the stage.

A great improvement could be seen from their previous performance at George Square , which can be read here. And with a recent interview in The Evening Times and having secured a whole list of upcoming gigs, this band have clear high hopes and ambitions.
Go check them out!


Dirty Sally + Supporting Acts ★★★

The Bay, Glasgow
09/02/12 

Supporting Acts:

aLCATRAZkIDz – 8.30- 9.00pm
The Nice – 9.15 – 9.45 pm
Daniel Docherty  – 10 – 10.30pm

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Opening last nights gig was Graham Kerr a.k.a AlcatrazKids. The singer/songwriter from Paisley performed a 30 minute set with original songs including “The Voice Inside” and “The Wheels Are Turning”. Playing acoustically with a guitar, many of his songs seemed to be quite popular, with the catchy lyrics allowing some of the audience to clap along throughout most of his set. The second last song, “Agent 45″, along with his great stage presence, created an upbeat atmosphere which successfully set the crowd up for the rest of the nights performances. I would really like to hear more of his music in the future.

Next up were The Nice. A three piece glasgow band, consisting of two guitarist and a drummer. Playing a series of their original songs, the band seemed to really enjoy playing live music. A bit more interaction with the audience and an introduction to their songs would have been good however they performed well throughout their 30 minute set, and with a bit more confidence, they will be sure to improve.

The final supporting act of the night was Daniel Docherty. Having last reviewed his gig in November (you can read the review here) ,I was eager to see how successful he would be performing to an over 18s crowd. Equipped with a guitar and an army of fans, the young singer/songwriter performed a 30 minute set consisting of mainly original songs.  “Ghosts” and ” Society Is Your Problem Now”, clearly showed off his great songwriting skills along with his ability to capture the audience with his stage presence. “Busking” was evidently one of the more popular songs of the night, after a short anecdote about the song, explained that each verse was a true scenario that he faced during his time busking around the UK which provided the crowds with a great singalong and a lot of laughs. And after successfully getting the crowd hyped, despite a few minor technical problems, Daniel ended the night with “A Fighting Mind” before leaving the stage to a huge applause.
His own headlining gig is long overdue however, with an EP promised to be released within the upcoming months, we can only expect greater things to come from him.

And finally, Dirty Sally took to the stage to open their headlining set with original song “O.M.G”. The three piece unsigned glasgow band performed a series of songs including “Lightening” and their popular hit ” Is Everything Gonna Be Alright” to a packed, very enthusiastic crowd.  Having seen this band perform twice previously, I feel that during last nights performance, it was evident that the band had really grew in confidence and seemed to enjoy performing to a larger crowd. I really hope to see more from them in the future. I’d Advise everyone to go check them out!

   


Little Eye + Supporting Acts ★★★★

King Tuts, Glasgow
26/01/12

Supporting Acts:

The Alter-Natives
Waiting For Go 
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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 !

  

 


Lawson + Supporting Acts ★★★

King Tuts, Glasgow
21/01/12

Supporting Acts:

Carrie Mac

Leon Jackson
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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.



All Time Low + Supporting Acts ★★★★

O2 Academy, Glasgow
14/01/12

Supporting Acts :
We Are The In Crowd 

The Maine

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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!

 


The Modests ★★★

George Square, Glasgow
WinterFest
02/01/2012

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.


Waiting For Go ★★★★

Oran Mor, Glasgow

Supporting The Imagineers
26/12/11


I hadn’t heard much from this 5 piece Glaswegian band but I was nothing short of impressed with their 30 minute set this week.

Full of energy and enthusiasm, the band performed many of their original songs including “Stay” and “On the Dancefloor” which many of the crowd, filled with their friends and family, already knew all the words to. This created a great atmosphere throughout the room and the crowd were buzzing.

Great guitar skills could be seen from 1 of 3 guitarists within the band Jack McDade and the very enthusiastic lead singer, Jordan Butler, even carried out an amateur crowd surf.
This band are clearly very passionate about their music and I really hope to hear more from them in the future.
Go check them out!


The Imagineers ★★

Oran Mor, Glasgow
26/12/11

This was my first time in the Oran Mor and it may possibly be my new favourite gig venue. Fresh from supporting Kassidy a few weeks previous, Their headlining gig included supporting acts The Rudiments and Waiting For Go. The four piece glasgow based band performed a 60 minute set consisting of all original songs with a very folky sound.
Popular songs including ‘So Dramatic’ and ‘Marianna’ were certain crowd pleasers on the night. However the lengthy set, with very similar sounding songs caused the crowd to lose focus during the end of the performance.
This band are a bit different to my personal music taste but it was a good gig none the less.
Go see them!


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