Review: Frightened Rabbit with the RSNO, The Spree 2017

Paisley Abbey was one of the highlights of the evening, as you entered the warmly elaborate setting, waiting being wowed by a unique one-off set from Selkirk’s Frightened Rabbit playing in conjunction with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The stunning venue was one of the draws for this headlining Spree gig, as the Scottish headliners indulged fans with a mix of old favourites and one (at least) never-heard-before track.

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Review: A Musical Tapestry, The Spree 2017

The opening of Paisley’s Spree Festival this year, the year of them being in the limelight with their City of Culture 2021 bid being launched and their shortlist, was an intricate forging and weaving of cultures, honing in on the theme for 2017’s festival, friendship. The town, renowned for its mill industry and Paisley Pattern celebrated its link with India by hosting an event which saw musical cultures intertwine with richness in its very own pop-up Spiegeltent.

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Review: Tori Amos

Wistful, eccentric, the musician that will time and time again impress with her sheer commitment and hard work, Tori Amos, took to the stage of the O2 Academy in Glasgow, to play a barrage of requests with barely a breather and promote the new album, Native Invader, which came out on 8th September on Decca Records.

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Review: Denai Moore

Having little to no background knowledge about songstress, Denai Moore, I headed to Glasgow’s Stereo in the heart of the city’s centre for an evening of soulful music about anxiety, an almost parting gift to her demons, with an anticipated layer of discord. With a band of five, she held the stage, playing to a half-full venue, finding her voice at the very end of her tour.

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