Friday night saw the remarkable Catherine McGrath headline KingTuts in Glasgow for her first time.
Having seen her at C2C in Glasgow on the spotlight stage I was certainly looking forward to seeing and hearing her again.
The night started with a set from “Sonny” from Newcastle and although I had never heard him before I thought he delivered a great performance to get us in the mood for the night. Not knowing his songs wasn’t going to deter me from enjoying myself with the tracks he performed.
2nd support slot went to The Adelaide’s, usually a 3-piece Country pop girl band from the Birmingham area. After calling off from their Bush Hall gig due to one of the girls (Alicia) being unwell, the other 2 girls (Paris and Abi) decided that not having played in Scotland before, they would adapt their set to compensate for the missing vocals of Alicia. Sounding great and harmonising well together and playing guitar Paris and Abi had us like putty in their hands. They may not have released any music to the masses yet, but I look forward to hearing all 3 of them perform on the assumption 2 were brilliant, what will the three of them sound like. The girls loved the audience participation when they encouraged us to sing along. Here’s to a great future for the girls.
Last but not least onstage was the headline act Catherine. She started her set with “Just In Case” which I must admit is the only song of hers I’ve managed to learn part of the words to. King Tuts was sold out and you could see the support Catherine has gained on her shortish career so far, both young and old were singing along to every word. There were 3 tracks from her upcoming EP which I certainly will be looking to buy when its released.
As the set progressed she did a fabulous cover of Rascal Flatts song and the name of it has slipped my mind, but I have to say she sounded exceptional at it. Again, as The Adelaide’s had done Catherine got us all involved in participating with a sing along and I think Glasgow showed her that she is more than welcome to come back (which she is doing later in the year).
After the gig Catherine was at the merch stand and was only too happy to speak to all those that waited to see her and get photos taken with them.
During Catherine's set one young lady was unfortunate to feel unwell and fainted which was quickly acted on by event staff, but the nicest thing was, when there was a queue to speak to Catherine, one of the stewards took the young lady back out of a room and Catherine immediately went over to speak to her and sign stuff for her so that she wasn't missing out. A very nice touch indeed.
Once again, another wee trip to Glasgow was not a disappointment for me and now that I’m home the tickets have been booked for September.