July 27, 2009

Well Worth A Gamble...!

Last Friday my son's band Casino played another Glasgow gig in a place called The Box in Sauchiehall Street. My daughter and her hubby were up from London visiting so we went through to catch the show. It was the first time Kerri and James were seeing them live, and only the 3rd time for me. And what a show it was.
Formed just a year ago their reputation has soared successfully. The lead singer, Ross Telfer, writes songs of varying genres and is a bit of a perfectionist. Tomorrow they finish their studio recording of The High, plus a video to boot for their website.

Rarely do we see such interaction with fans. They play the audience slickly and deliver every time. They even dedicated a song to me, sacrificing this for a more popular request, just out of pure appreciation for my creative advice and opinions. Bless their 'ickle talented hearts. This Saturday they play on home turf at the Dobbie Hall which is a 5 min walk from my house. I'm so excited! Anyhow, I'll leave you with a few pics from the gig.
1: The band warming up with their new song: Million Miles From You. Another catchy number!

2: My son Ross (drummer) having a 'hairy moment' when his hat fell off revealing his sweaty head!

3: The Box had these huge screens all over the walls so those in the back lounges catch the show, too!

4: A further away shot. Yes, there were old fogies as well as me there to cheer on the boys!

5: The murals in the place were phenomenal. This one of Bowie and Tom York was my favourite.

6: An embarrassing moment for Ross when a young girl at the gig bought a rose from a passing gypsy and handed it to him when he went for a fag after the show!

7: I was annoyed when this came out 'blurry' as it advertised their band appearance!

8: When this chap arrived to dismantle the equipment, we couldn't believe how much like Frankie Boyle he looked. (Scottish comedian).

10: My son-in-law, James giving us his own one man show of stretching his skin to buggery!

10: And to finish with, me and my darling daughter catching some cooling air on Glasgow's infamous street....!

And if all those pictures don't convince you - double click on the video at the top right of my blog for the full version of their Waiting Up video!


auntiegwen said...

Looks like a brilliant night x

Maggie May said...

Bet you had a great time.

Jannie Funster said...

They are so GREAT!! Watched the video, Waiting Up. Really good musicians.

Love the song, catchy. How wonderful to se so young with all that talent and nothng but an amazing future ahead.

Really excellent!!

Lena said...

Thank you, Jannie, for taking the time to play the video!