When it comes to live performances its difficult to beat Frank Turner and the sold audience at the The Barrowlands would agree most feverently.
Four years since his last Barras gig Frank returns with his band The Lost Souls with a new album ‘ Positive Songs For Negative People’ in his armory for a full on assault of the happy gland on the Glasgow audience
Barrowlands virgin and hotly tipped singer songwriter Will Varly strike a lonely figure as he puts himself in front of the Glasgow crowd to perform an acoustic set songs from his third album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’. A man with a sense of humor and a big hit with the Turner faithful as he adapts his songs to fit with the surroundings and has a funny attempt at the thick Glaswegian accent. A true minstrel and will no doubt be welcomed back to Glasgow.
Frank Turner bounds onto the stage clearly up for it and anything the sold out crowd could throw at and opens with ‘Get Better’ and ‘If Ever I Stray’ in quick succession and it quickly became clear this was going to be an epic gig. Song after song the crowd sang every word ‘ One Foot Before The Other’, Peggy Sang The Blues’, Polaroid Picture’ and Turner playing on the crowd’s fierce patriotism with ‘Long Live The Queen’…. all taken in the good humor as was intended.
A solo spot mid set see’s Frank Turner at his best interacting with the crowd, giving and taking a ribbing for singing songs about England.
The Lost Souls returned to the stage and the party ramped up a gear…star jumps during ‘Recover’ 2,000 people almost brought the house down…. literally as the famous sprung floor bounced like it have never bounced before!!!
Unfortunately what should have been a historic Barras gig was later marred by events unfolding in Paris and sadly turns out Frank Turner had friends injured in the horrific attacks.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Paris…….
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