Jess and The Bandits (Glasgow) 17th Feb



This gig was originally scheduled for September last year but due to the devastating hurricanes in America around that time Jess had to return home to assist the family. I apologise for the slightly dark images but the lighting just wasn't in my favour on Saturday night.

The event was rescheduled for Saturday night at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glagow


There were 2 support acts with the 1st spot taken by The Step Brothers. This duo was another new name for me having never heard them before.

The 2 lads were immaculate in their suits and after a false start for a wrong key (Im sure that was a set up to get us in the mood. Their music was very good with them both swapping instruments through their set. Brother 1 on Mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar and brother 2 on acoustic and electric guitars. Their songs were all self penned and both their vocals sounded great. Hopefully this wont be the last I hear them.


2nd support slot went to Kevin McGuire who I've now seen on numerous occasions and is getting better every time I see him. Kevin was supported by Mikey on guitar and harmonies and a drummer who's name I cant recall. The set included some of Kevin's original music along with a couple of new tracks and a great cover of Maren's "80s Mercedes" . The new tracks we were treated to are very good and I think Kevin has a hard decision which one of these new songs to choose as his next release.


Finally the show headliner who although is not deemed to be British but she is a former BCMA award winner. Jess was great at interacting with the descent sized crowd.

Her set was a mix of older tracks and most of her newest album release Smoke and Mirrors. My favourite of the latest album has to be either Kings Of Summer or I'm Not Going Home.

The band also contributed greatly to what was a fantastic evening.

I'm certainly looking forward to a return visit from Jess.



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