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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.


Tommy Reilly + Supporting Acts ★★★

Captains Rest, Glasgow
28/02/12

Tommy Reilly
Supporting Acts:

Rae Morris
The Deep Dark Woods
Gabriel and the Hounds
Every Genius Delivers

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This was my first time seeing a gig in the Captains Rest, and despite nearly falling down the stairs a few times, it was a really impressive venue with great sound quality throughout the night.
There were 4 overall supporting acts before Tommy Reilly took to the stage, some coming from far out as Canada,  however the one that really caught my attention was 19 year old, Rae Morris who has recently been signed to Atlantic Records.
Arriving onstage, looking slightly nervous, Rae Morris performed the first of many original songs, which instantly captured the awaiting audience. Her flawless, soulful vocals were accompanied by the sound of the piano as she played hits such as’ Day one’ and ‘For You’ before confessing to the crowd that this was only her second time in Glasgow.

The singer-songwriter from Blackpool provided short annicdotes before performing some of the songs which enabled many of the crowd to relate to the very raw lyrics, thus creating a really warming atmosphere throughout the room.
Towards the end of the set, Morris explained that she wanted to give back to fans and was hoping to do so by putting some free tracks online for fans to download, creating an applause from the audience.

This was definetly the first time I have been totally drawn in and left in complete awe throughout a supporting acts performance. Rae Morris seems to be incredibly greatful for the opportunity to play live music around the UK, and this was evident through her performance on stage. I really hope to hear more from her in the future.
And after the 30 minute set, Tommy Reilly took to the stage . The Scottish singer-songwriter, who first recieved a recording contract after winning the tv talent show ‘Orange Unsigned Act’, performed an acoustic set of mainly new, unreleased songs, which provided us with a preview of whats in store for the upcoming album. Songs performed on the night included, ‘Dolminos or Darts’ and ‘Shut My Eyes’ and the ever popular “6 billion people” proved to be a hit with many of the crowd singing and dancing along.

I would have like to hear more songs from the first two albums, and there were some technical difficultes during his performance, however this guy has a clear talent and I really enjoyed the gig.


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!