JAKE BUGG // QUEEN'S HALL, EDINBURGH

JAKE BUGG BRINGS HIS STRIPPED BACK BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM 'HEARTS THAT STRAIN' TOUR TO EDINBURGH'S INTIMATE VENUE 'THE QUEEN'S HALL'

JAKE BUGG - PERFORMING AT EDINBURGH'S QUEEN'S HALL - 13.11.2017
PICTURE BY: DEREK WATSON - TWITTER

★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

In the heart of Edinburgh, Jake Bugg was set to play another crowd pleasing performance. At The Queen’s Hall, his supporting act Georgie opened the stage not soon after eight o’clock to a set list of eight songs, including original pieces and covers. Jake accompanied this by playing a range of songs from his debut album to his third. Both artists complemented each other through the range of acoustic guitars and meaningful music they played.

Georgie lit the stage with soul. She allowed the audience to understand her music on a deeper level by revealing the inspiration behind her music was taken from past relationships, in particular from a partner who had problems with drinking.

Her original song ‘Beer Money’ proved a popular hit with the audience, as it showcased her vocals range, as well as proved to be relatable to many of the younger members of the audience. Georgie touched on the drink culture we have today, in a similar sense to Britain’s Got Talent star Lucy Spraggan. Albeit, Georgie’s cover of Fleetwood Macs ‘Landslide’ and her original piece ‘That’s what feels like love’ conveyed the softer tones within her voice, creating a moving performance.

Jake emerges in true style, as a piercing figure in black. True simplicity in dress sense and in guitars to focus the audience on what is truly important - the music. Drinking Gin throughout the show on stage, simply added to his roguish character. The Indie, rock and roll star was back.

Bugg’s best performances can be pinpointed down to ‘You and Me’, ‘Broken’ and ‘Two Fingers’. This is simply due to these being the songs which encaptivated the audience the most. This could be felt through the audience thumping the floor throughout, and having couples loved up when he played ‘You and Me’.

Jake closed the show, with a bang by playing arguably his most popular and well known track ‘Lightning Bolt’. After receiving shutouts from the crowd all night to play it, the crowd roared. Finally, the single everyone had anticipated was being played. The atmosphere changed from calm to fully animated, no one could get enough!

It’s safe to say Jake Bugg’s gig was a roaring success and Georgie is an undiscovered talent bursting at the seams waiting to be discovered. If you weren’t what Jake’s followers like to be known as a ‘Bugger’ you will be now after seeing his solo acoustic tour.

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REVIEW BY: CARINA BUCHAN

The Modern Record