Tag Archives: Scotland

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.

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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!


Friendly Fires ★★★★

The Barrowlands, Glasgow
20/12/11

Voted one of the best UK live acts, Friendly Fires certainly maintained their title at their last show date this week.

With a set list including ‘Blue Cassette’, ’ Jump In The Pool’ and ‘On Board’ along with their ability to get the crowd moving with every track played, helped ensure a great time was had by all.
Constant strobe lighting throughout the 90 minute performance along with colourful parrot wings resembling the artwork from their latest album “Pala”, being displayed on screens behind the stage showed the band really stepped this tour up a gear.
Really great performance.


The Complete Stone Roses ★★★★

O2 Academy , Glasgow 
09/12/11

This was the first gig I’ve ever been to where I got the ticket for free and got on the guest list. Im moving up in the world haha.

It was such a good night! Playing a series of hits from The Stone Roses, this band are simply amazing. Andy Connor’s guitar skills are nothing short of sweeeeet and to top it off, the lead singer – John McKenzie – even looked a lot like Ian Brown.

With the enthusiastic crowd singing along to every single song that was played, including “She bangs the drums” and “Sally Cinnamon” , It was clear to see that The Stone Roses have a lot of work to do if they want to keep up with this famous Glaswegian band.

Would really advise everyone to see this band at least once in their lifetime.


Steve Poltz ★★★

King Tuts, Glasgow
Supporting Glenn Tilbrook
26/11/11

This singer/songwriter is by far the happiest guy I have ever seen in my life. His very distinctive songs are so full of fun ,the audience was left in total awe and laughter throughout his 30 minute performance this week. Such an inspiring songwriter.

Would love to see him live again soon!


Glenn Tilbrook ★★

King Tuts, Glasgow

26/11/11

The lead singer of the band “Squeeze”, Glenn Tilbrook, is a musical genius.
The 2 hour gig consisted of mainly upbeat songs from both his solo albums “The Incomplete Glenn Tillbrook” and “Translantic Ping Pong.” The venue was perfect and by covering a few Squeeze songs such as  ”Up The Junction” , Tillbrook  ensured the gig was a total hit with the crowd.  Would have liked a few more Squeeze songs to have been played tho and a shorter break in the middle would have been preferred. However the encore was great, with the supporting act – Steve Poltz, joining Tilbrook on stage for a performance of the upbeat song “Tempted.”

Good wee gig overall


Rihanna ★★★★

SECC ,Glasgow

23/11/11 

This. Gig. Was. Amazing.

Rihanna really knows how to put on a good show. With Calvin Harris the supporting act and with her countless stunts such as playing the drums in the middle of the audience, the crowd were nothing less than hyped.
Songs from her early career such as “Pon de Replay” and “SOS” were full to the brim with energy. And her most recent chart toppers including “Umbrella” and “S&M” had the crowd singing along to every word.

I honestly never expected her show to be that good.


Kate Walsh ★★

King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

12/11/11

Honestly, I had heard virtually nothing of this singer/songwriter from Essex, but after her recent gig in Glasgow, I am definitely a new fan.

With a 75 minute set including her most famous songs “Your Song” and “Don’t break my heart”, Kate successfully captured the audience with her raw acoustic talent. “Le Jardinier” was also a huge hit, after Kate explained she wrote the song, in french ,about the boy she liked, “so no one could understand it.”

Such a great voice.

And the venue was amazing.


Alan McKim ★★★

King Tuts, Glasgow
Supporting Kate Walsh
12/11/11

A performance of songs from his most recent EP ” The Law of Attraction” provided the crowd with an insight into the amazing talent that this singer/songwriter from Paisley has.

Having last seen him supporting passenger in October, It was clear to see that his talent simply continues to thrive with every performance. Original songs such as “Stornoway” and “Addicted to Poision” created a very intense and unique atmosphere within the room.

With new music videos promised to be filmed within the new year, we can’t expect nothing less than amazing from him.

Really great gig.