Carly Connor EP Launch. 21/6/19
The Record Factory on Byres Road in Glasgow was the venue selected to host the EP launch for Carly Connors “The Goldie Hawn Stole My Guitar EP” and what a night of music it proved to be.
Opening act for this event was Glasgow act Katee Kross and the Amberjax and as usual we were treated to a brilliant set.
This young lady is getting better every time I see her and that is often. Her 8-song set included self-penned songs and a couple of covers.
“Count To 10” seems to be the song of choice to kick it all off and a quick guitar change towards the end of the song from Ross has him ready to kick into the 1st cover of the night “Tumbling Dice”. A song Katee has dedicated to 2 of her top fans “Old Soul” was next followed by “Dancing With My Past”, “Reasons For The Tears I Cry”, “Are You Coming Home”. One of her singles released last year was the penultimate song “Bluebird” with the final song being Buddy Hollies song “That’ll Be The Day" and was a great hit with the audience all singing along.
This ended another fantastic performance with a lot of praise from the descent sized crowd.
Onto the main reason for the gig. Carly Connor took to the stage with a 4-piece band and proceeded to give us a taste of her brilliant EP.
Tracks include “Who’s Gonna Love You?”, “Carabelle, “Greenock Hotel”, followed by my personal favourite “Semolina And Cyanide” and title track “The Goldie Hawn Stole My Guitar” with Carly giving a bit of an insight to each of the tracks before each one. These songs just suit the sassiness of Carly who is such a bubbly character and to say she was buzzing would be an understatement, I think.
“Greenock Hotel” doesn’t sound like a place I want to spend time in. "Semolina And Cyanide" is Carly’s answer to the Dixie Chicks “Goodbye Earle.
As Carly and the band left the stage the shouts for more rang out and she returned to the stage and did a couple of covers on her own.
From the start to finish of her set Carly danced about the stage with enthusiasm and I’m sure once people get to see her will understand how she is. I would thoroughly recommend a wee listen to Carly.
Carly’s next gigs are 2 nights supporting Jessie Buckley star of the movie “Wild Rose” at St Luke’s in Glasgow later this week.