A homecoming show for the ever exuberant Glasgow songstress who was clearly wowed to be playing the Kings Theatre as part of Celtic Connections.
Support was from Canadian, Leeroy Stagger, who also expressed his love for Glasgow having played the festival back in 2018 at the Roaming Roots Revue Tom Petty tribute. He found he loved the city and the festival so much he’s written a song about his time in Glasgow called Buchanan Street and invited himself back to perform this year. His finger picking bluegrass and tender lyrics of life, love and family greeted the audience first who definitely warmed to him.
After the interval it was the turn of Eddi who commanded her merry band with vigour, which included her husband John Douglas (of Trashcan Sinatra’s fame) and opened with his tune Wild Mountainside. Eddi entertained the audience with stories of her time living and growing up in Glasgow and at one point transported us back to a typical Glasgow house party where everyone took there turn at doing a song. With Eddi doing a version of Moon River,that was her mother Jean’s party piece.
The rest of the set included a few old hits from Eddi’s extensive back catalogue including the number one hit Perfect recorded with Fairground Attraction, the band which brought her fame in the late 1980s.
Latest album Cavalier released in 2018 and produced together with her husband featured heavily with Eddi providing meaning behind many of the songs which were all well received by the packed audience in the Kings.
The set was a great mix of party numbers and songs which highlighted her talented voice. What really came across throughout the evening was her love for Scottish music and history.
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