They say that from small acorns mighty oaks grow and in the case of Fatherson that certainly is true…a slow steady progression over the past couple of years have saw this band emerge into one of the most sought after and hotly tipped acts in Scotland with powerful songs and a huge stage presence…

Fatherson are a four piece based in Glasgow and formed in Kilmarnock. They have been making waves in the Scottish music scene following a string of supports with bands such as Frightened Rabbit, Panic! at the Disco, Feeder, Twin Atlantic and Idlewild.

I have crossed paths with Fatherson on a number of occasions, usually they were the in support slot or tucked away on the bill of a festival somewhere but tonight at The Arches in Glasgow to promote their debut album I Am An Island this band have by the looks of things sold out or as damn near it the larger hall in The Arches, Glasgow.

Singer and guitarist Ross Leighton strikes a lonely figure as alone he takes centre stage to sing solo the opening verse of I am An Island… title track from the same titled debut album, a massive grin on his face as the crowd welcome and adore him… the rest of the band join him as a wall of sound explodes from the pa…. The band go on to play an excellent set including Hometown, Lights, Cat Stevens, Half The Things and the brilliant and highlight of the set for me I Like Not Knowing all from the debut album I Am An Island.. the singles First Born, Kitters and the crowd favourite First born also got an airing…

Fatherson have always had a healthy following but tonight the band from Kilmarnock made Glasgow their own with this hugely successful gig and score a winner…No doubt its onto main stream success for this bearded bunch of unlikely  pop stars…

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