UNDERNEATH THE LIGHTS // PJ MOLLY'S, DUNFERMLINE

Rising band "Underneath the Lights" performed at the famous PJ Malloys in Dunfermline with a jam-packed line up of Conall Adam, The Medinas, Beta Waves and The Decrees as support.

  UNDERNEATH THE LIGHTS PERFORMING AT PJ MOLLY'S, DUNFERMLINE - 16.02.2018  PICTURE BY: KRISTEN BRODIE PHOTOGRAPHY

UNDERNEATH THE LIGHTS PERFORMING AT PJ MOLLY'S, DUNFERMLINE - 16.02.2018
PICTURE BY: KRISTEN BRODIE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Conall Adam was first to take to the stage. He performed an acoustic set with his guitar and loop pedal and sang a very impressive cover of "Wayfaring Stranger" by Ed Sheeran showing off his amazing vocals and loop pedal skills. It was the perfect start to get the audience in and engaged for the bands to follow.

Following Conall was The Medinas. The indie group from Dundee brought along some home town fans and played lots of long guitar riffs and instrumentals with some funky disco lighting.

Next up was Beta Waves, a two-piece electronic pop band who played some lovely synth music to please the ears, this is definitely a band to watch. With a mix of original tunes and covers with their own twist, the duo wowed the audience with their talented musical performance.

Fourth to play were The Decrees. The eccentric punk rock band gave an extremely energetic and fun filled performance with popular covers like "Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf. The lead singer Lewis Akers was quite the front man – running wild with his top off and diving off the stage into the crowd and rolling around the floor in amongst fans. The band didn't half get the crowd engaged and ready for the headline act to follow.

Finally, it was time Underneath the Lights.  The five-piece band from Dunfermline played their first headline show and got to do it in their home town at the famous PJ Malloys. The band have just brought out a new EP "Wasted Time" which they performed at the gig and sold CD copies of it at the doors. The bass player came out in an exotic red coat and black top hat which certainly got people paying attention as they played their first tune. There was a mixture of unique, quick and upbeat songs to keep the audience pleased. The band had a very different style and are definitely one to look out for as they are on the rise in the Scottish music scene. The guys clearly enjoyed the night as you could see them grinning out at the fans dancing along and interreacting with each other. As the guitarist was tuning they played some funky music with groovy bass lines which they called "elevator music" to please the crowds ears as they waited for the next song to start. The band had a very relaxed vibe and went off stage and into the audience mid performance to interact with the crowd. At the end of the set the crowd started chanting the lines to "She's Electric" by Oasis before the band sang it as their last tune and invited everybody onto the stage to join in, leaving a very happy bunch of people leaving the venue at the end of the night after a jam-packed setlist and quite the variety of bands.

REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: KRISTEN BRODIE PHOTOGRAPHY