After being thoroughly entertained the previous night it was onto No18 Venue in Rutherglen for a gig organised by
Camglen Radio in the Camglen Presents series.
Another 3 Scottish acts were to highlight their talents in an acoustic evening at a very nice venue which Camglen
should be proud of.
I’ve said before how much I admire the talent in and around the local area of Glasgow hence all my trips south, but all
3 acts made my travels worthwhile.
The first act on the bill was Robyn Taylor who was accompanied on stage by Ross Baron on guitar. Ross is part of the
Amberjax, Katee Kross’s band.
Robyn has a lovely voice and put on a great set including a fantastic cover of Shania Twains “Still The One” along with
a lot of her own tracks. One I particularly like is “Stop My Heart” and she certainly stole the hearts of the crowd. There
is also a video of 'Still The One' posted to the Forever British Country Facebook page. Robyn has a great stage
presence and has a lovely way with the audience and again I will not be too far away if I get the chance to go and see
Now onto the second act of the night Katee Kross and the Amberjax.
Katee was onstage with Ross and Tommy McGuire and with all 3 of them playing guitar we were treated to another
great set of songs, some of which were just released on the same day on an EP called “Dancing With My Past”. The
new tracks as with most of her songs were written by Katee and these were also written along with Ross, Tommy and
Katees dad Peter Oneil.
Katee is supported well by Tommy on backing vocals and guitar and ably assisted by master musician Ross and they
are taking the scene by storm.
Germany is lined up for the
summer along with a lot of
festival tour dates with a few
more to be confirmed.
The final act of the night was Scotland and UK favourites Raintown.
Paul and Claire were supported onstage by long standing band member Stevie Lawrence on guitar. The 3 of them
have such a great working relationship and they all bounce off each other.
Raintown have been very busy behind the scenes working on new material both on their own and with some co-writers
hoping to create and succeeding to come up with some brilliant songs. Some of these were on show at the gig, one
which hit the spot with me certainly was “My Whole World” which was co-written by Elaine Lennon. Another of their
songs that always has the crowd on their toes is “Loves Got A Hold On You” mixed with “Jackson” and offers the
chance of some audience participation.
Claire then blew us all away with a brilliant cover of Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You” before we were treated to some of
the stalwart tracks like “Shut The Front Door”. Also, in the set was title track of their last album “Writing On The Wall”.
Again, there are a few videos on the Forever British Country Facebook page from the night.
At the end of this fantastic night all 3 acts were able to stay around and speak to fans and sign merch with the chance
of photo opportunities.