By Rosa Pietrasik
Rosa catches up with old friends The OK Social CLub at their album launch in The Teviot.
A solo artist who had a great reception for being on so early. With playing covers as well as originals Lewis had the crowd intrigued at what he was about. With his melodic, slightly gruff voice he can go from sweet sounding to something a bit more hard hitting. This works for him though. Hopefully with producing his EP at the moment he will gain more momentum and more fans here in Scotland as he has recently moved here. Also, as he says himself, he has a couple of other artists helping him produce his EP so he has the best of both worlds he can be acoustic and solo performer but can also be backed by a band as well. We shall see what will happen when his EP is released and where he will go from there.
I’ve heard of the Holy Ghosts from other people saying they were ones to go see. There were only two of them on stage however so it was a more acoustic set. These men have got me into country which I thought wasn’t really possible. I don’t mind country only like a few artists but its a bit of one for me not to generally listen to. When they got on the stage and started playing that was it I genuinely loved this band. Thanks to them for making me realise what i’d been missing. Had my feet taping and dancing in the filled up Teviot. If you think you know country think again. The Holy Ghosts have put their mark on it and making it more accessible and more rocky made me really enjoy the melody and lyrics that were coming across. Defiantly worth the hype as they have changed my opinion and opened my mind.
A Glasgow band with attitude. You can just tell by the name. I definitely enjoyed their sound and their rocky Scottish feel. With heavy bass lines and the scottish vocals ringing through. Not the band to stand still to you have to be at least tapping your feet to them or dancing away. By the time they got on stage The Teviot was full and just atmosphere was feeding off the band. This band have really awesome lyrics that are easy to sing along to. I will have to see these guys again in their hometown because I can imagine the reception would be electric as they have a great sound and beat to dance to. Also I think their fans would love these guys and the atmosphere of them being at a gig would really compliment these guys.
After not seeing The Ok Social club for a couple of years and hearing their music as part of my Hogmanay report. I was chomping at the bit to hear them play live. Their new vibe and different sounding music I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about at first. They however shook that perception off me once I’d met them and heard them. By the time they had come to the stage the Teviot was absolutely jammed with people eager to see these guys. The atmosphere was building as these guys took to the stage and just jumped straight into one their songs. This was their album launch and you could tell this was making them buzz with excitement. They took possession of the stage and crowd getting them dancing and singing along with their favorite songs. The band have just come back from a tour in Italy, their first time outside the UK together. Which helped them be more hyped up and excited for their home town launch. These guys really were creating an amazing fun atmosphere and the crowd were enjoying all their new songs. I think from the turn out that they would of sold quite a few albums or at least hoped to have made new fans.