It’s 3 years almost to the day since TJF last played in Scotland, and I only ‘discovered’ them last year, so I’d been waiting for this and jumped at an exclusive ticket for one of their small warm up gigs in advance of their upcoming tour. They have a reputation as a great live band and that was certainly confirmed. For me that hasn’t translated to record that much yet but maybe their upcoming album ‘Hitch’ will sort that.
King Tut’s is a magic wee venue, and after a nice meal in the bar Karen and I rushed upstairs to the front for the best view … well you’ve got to! And it was great to see Ritzy own the stage (with a little room for Rhydian and Matt), she can certainly hold an audience. Only problem at King Tut’s is they never get the sound right down the front … but I stuck it out, especially for the Glasgow banter (see ‘Ailsa Craig!’ video below).
They even ventured out into the crowd to play an acoustic song ‘The Brook’ which was very nice (see video below). Sound issues apart, I was impressed and will definitely catch them on tour soon … maybe where I can hear the songs a little better!
8/11 Attended by George and Karen