Live Connection’s First Ever Scottish Gig Report
Written by Archie Fergusson on 13/03/2012
Live connection’ s first ever Scottish Gig at the 02 ABC Glasgow opened with an amazing set from competition winners Broken streetlights a 3 piece band from Glasgow, who did a great job in warming up the crowd with their exciting energetic melodic blend of pop/rock sounds, quickly setting the trend of the night to come.
On the announcemnt of The Asps everyone suddenly rushed down to front of stage with the sound of the Apprentice theme tune ringing through the hall, or as DCR’s Queen of classic’s Angie informed me, Dance of the Knights by Sergei Prokofiev. The whole room was dark aside from one solitary spotlight on drummer Lewis, who immediately energised his drumsticks into producing one of the best drum solo’s I have ever heard, bringing his already perfect skills up to another level, ending with deafening applause then cheers as the rest of the band burst on to stage. Paul immediately launched into some of the bands best known songs with the rich, pure vocal quality he’s renowned for. They are a really tight band that deliver a great performance, with their wide range of musical abilities. The crowd go absolutely wild singing and dancing to their crowd pleasing hits such Vanity Fair, All the wrong Idols, their current single..Keep and Littleman, which I’m delighted to say, Paul dedicated to yours truly.Thanks for that guys..really made my night!. They concluded their set to a roar of applause with the incredible Dark Romance with it’s unique blend of synth and sax . These boys deserve every bit of recognition that they get and have proved themselves to be a band that are going from strengh to strenth, with an amazing year and career ahead.
Next was the turn of John Wean to entertain the already hyped-up crowd, with their blend of easy listening,catchy songs and fun lyrics..they soon had everyone eating out of their hands and going absolutely wild with their performance of the incredibly funny Desperate Dan ..a song described as potentially bigger than the Loch Ness monster!!!.Their gigs are very crowd orientated and their existing and new fans clearly loved them. The band themselves were lapping up the atmosphere, it was apparent they were in full blown party-mode and continued to entertain until their rapturous encore of current single New York Doesn’t Love You. These guys are destined for bigger and better things and we will definitely be hearing a lot from them in the future!.
Finally headliners and Winners of the “Clyde 1 In Demand Band Of The Year” Little Eye took to the stage, they really had their work cut out to deliver a performance equal to the previous bands..but they certainly did not disappoint.Frontman Alan Sieczkowski brilliantly commanded the stage with an attitude that matched his amazing vocals and dished out his own unique take on some of the crowd’s favourites tracks. You could feel the love in the hall for these guys and the crowd that started the evening in good form were by now almost euphoric. It’s evident Each of the band members are completly tuned into one another and the sheer energy, enthusiasm and passsion Alan delivers with each song proves that he is completely at home on a stage. They ended their incredible set with my Favourite, Distort the Sky with Alan treating the delighted crowd to some of his stage gymnastics. Little Eye are now being co- managed by Alesha Dixon and her Manager Malcolm Blair and are gaining considerable recognition and following up and down the country.
Four very different bands with four very different musical styles, who collectively entertained their elated fans to potentially headlining performances, which they are all more than capable of, in their own right. Each are top class bands with quality live performances, that are worthy of being named among the best in the Scotish music scene. It was a truly memorable night and I don’t believe anybody left the gig disappointed.