As the lights dimmed in the famous Barrowlands Ballroom the excitement reached its peak with ‘Afternoon Delight’ by Starland Vocal Band being played as the band entered the stage. Frontman JJ Julius Son came onto the stage with confidence as the band began their opening song ‘Broken Bones’ its bluesy riffs and vocals gave an insight of what was to come, Son’s moody vocals and confidence on the stage provided the crowd with a strong and fantastic performance. The Icelandic four-piece then moved onto the anthemic and intense ‘I Can’t Go On Without You’ which was enough to make the hairs on your neck stand with its very dramatic ending. The band then played a few more of their rocky numbers including a personal favourite of mine ‘No Good’ which really got the crowd going with its catchy guitar riff, the crowd moved like a wave as the band began the final verse. After finishing the song Son compared the venue to be like a ‘mini-festival’.
As the band left the stage the crowd stayed and began doing the infamous Icelandic ‘Viking war chant’ which became famous from the Icelandic football team, this was performed until the band came back onto the stage where they were met with adoration. The night was closed with the fast-paced and heavy ‘Rock ‘n’ roller’ which sent the crowd into a frenzy with everyone jumping around having the time of their lives as the band threw every last ounce of energy into a sensational performance of the song. This was the perfect end to a wonderful evening of music, Kaleo is definitely one of a kind and has a quality that not many bands have someone I would highly recommend going to see.