KYLE FALCONER // QMU, GLASGOW

The View's front man embarks on a few dates to warm him up for forthcoming UK tour

KYLE FALCONER PERFORMING AT GLASGOW’S QMU - 08.03.2019  PICTURE BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

KYLE FALCONER PERFORMING AT GLASGOW’S QMU - 08.03.2019
PICTURE BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★★

Kyle Falconer is best known as the lead vocalist of Dundee band The View. In July 2018, he released his debut solo album titled 'No Thank You' , which reached number 1 in the Record Store Chart in the week of the release and achieved a top 40 position in the UK Album Chart. Tonights set would see him play a fair chunk of the debut album and a few View classics, just to keep the crowd on the boil. The new material goes down well with the crowd. Opening with ‘Poor Me’, ‘The Therapist’ and ‘Family Tree’ its plain to see everyone knows the words. Great to see Kyle enjoying himself , big smiles from the front man and returned from the sell out Glasgow crowd.

The new album by Falconer sees a fresh approach to his music and a contrast to the usual 100 mph all out attack with The View. He has mellowed, sobered up even, his partner and daughter being the main focus in his life now and this has transferred to his music. Great melodies, song writing from the heart, and tunes which tell a story of Falconer’s battle with his demons. Tonights performance is a clear sign that he has beaten them, for now at least. He is on fire, and the audience are with him every step of the way, lapping it up. A great performance from the Dundee man and his assembled band, an album worthy of a place in anyones collection and a live show worth catching. If you can, of course.

SETLIST: | KYLE FALCONER : QMU, GLASGOW - 08.03.2019

  • Batican

  • Poor Me

  • The Therapist

  • Family Tree

  • House of Queues - (The View cover)

  • Avalanche

  • Bunker - (The View cover)

  • Blondie - (The View cover)

  • Madonna’s Makeup

  • Japanese Girl

  • Jekyll Down Your Hyde

  • How Long - (The View cover)

  • Witches - (The View cover)

  • The Clock - (The View cover)

  • Tacky Tattoo - (The View cover)

  • Face for the Radio - (The View cover)

  • Kelly

  • Grace - (The View cover)

  • What’s Love Got to do With It

KYLE FALCONER | UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

02 May 2019 | CHESTER The Live Rooms
03 May 2019 | YORK Fibbers
04 May 2019 | CARLISLE The Old Fire Station
05 May 2019 | MILTON KEYNES The Craufurd Arms
06 May 2019 | BRIGHTON Patterns
07 May 2019 | NORWICH Arts Centre
08 May 2019 | DONCASTER Leopard
09 May 2019 | LANCASTER The Yorkshire House
10 May 2019 | SWANSEA Sin City
11 May 2019 | STAFFORD Redrum
12 May 2019 | HUDDERSFIELD The Parish
29 May 2019 | ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
30 May 2019 | DUNDEE Fat Sam’s
31 May 2019 | EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
01 June 2019 | STIRLING Tolbooth

REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

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