(Full review will appear on www.music-news.com shortly but in the meantime here`s a quick look at what went on and you can also see the video footage here- Traffic Cone`s LIVE Youtube page
TWO RIVERS set things up nicely with a beautiful acoustic set. David and Kirsty blend vocals superbly well. It was a nice relaxed start to a frantic evening
GHOSTS OF PROGRESS then took he roof off the place with a two man band that sounds ike a 5 piece. Any band that an play the drums with their feet, continue on with a broken string after drivin from Montrose in the ice is good in my book.
MASTERS OF THE SEA didnt even have time to do a soundcheck but being the epitome of rock n roll they shrugged this off and went on to play a unique set of dark brooding music that took everyone by surprise
THE CELESTIANS went onto play a pop-packed , punchy rock set with each song sounding worthy of a single release. The guys were also kind enough to give a pedal to the next band up...
The guys pedal was broke, A band member was AWOL but it didnt stop `Annie` playing as a 3 piece. They played a highly charged note perfect set and even threw in a cover of `Bank Charge` and invited a special guest Girobabies member on-stage to do so ;)
But the night belonged to THE FOLD who headlined and brought the overwhelming majority of the crowd (And half of Ayrshire) along and didnt disappoint. They were playing their first Glasgow gig and they delivered on their hype and promise. All songs had an instant classic quality to them and they ended with an encore of perfect cover versions including `Hey Jude` and `Fire` by Kasabian. The crowd went home beer soaked and happy.
Thanks to everyone who came....
Next up we have an OXJAM MUSIC NIGHT at the Pandora on Friday night (10th)
and then it`s the BIG ONE- The Traffic Cone Christmas Party on dec 29th at Pivo Pivo feat. Britpop legend Chris Helme, The Girobabies (Who will be celebrating 2 years of gigging), Tragic O` Hara and The Huskies
Tickets for that one go on sale today priced £8 from tickets-scotland and behind the bar at Pivo Pivo
we are also booking gigs for January and February so if you want to get involved then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for all the photos from saturday`s gig please go to: Photo Album from The Tips for 2011 show