KIEFER SUTHERLAND // COTTIERS, GLASGOW

Jack Bauer actor swaps saving the world in 24 hours for an assault on the world of country music

KIEFER SUTHERLAND PERFORMING AT GLASGOW’S COTTIERS - 07.04.2019
PICTURE BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★☆

Actor Kiefer Sutherland was born in London in 1966 to actors Donald and Sarah Sutherland. He grew up in Canada in the mid 70s after his parents seperated when he was a child, and as a teenager attended acting lessons before finally moving to Hollywood to pursue his career. As an actor in his own right, he made his name in the 80s in films such as Stand By Me, Cult classic The Lost Boys and Young Guns. Not content with being a big screen actor, he moved more recently to the small screen where he became most well known as Special Agent Jack Bauer in the hit series 24. Over the years he has kept himself busy with voiceover work for other shows on TV, adverts for radio, soundtracks for video games and now hes back with his second foray into the country and western music scene.

Later this month will see the release of a new record, Reckless and Me, which follows on from 2016’s debut Down In a Hole. Musically influenced by the likes of Waylong Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard, the lyrics to his songs reflect the personal aspects of his life. Booze, the wild hellraiser image he portrayed for a number of years, becoming a father and family life, all tales he tells in his music, and songs which are easy to relate to.

Opening with Calling Out Your Name, Open Road and Shirley Jean, Sutherland gives a taste of whats to follow, with his brand of country music. The appreciative Glasgow audience is silent as he plays his way through the setlist and tells his tales between the songs, the banter going down well with the attentitive crowd.

The music is very easy on the ear, Sutherland on acoustic guitars and gravely vocals and assisted by his band on steel / slide guitar, drums and keyboards at times. The songs continue, Faded Pair Of Blue Jeans, Not Enough Whiskey, I’ll Do Anything, This Is How Its Done before a cover of the Tom Petty track Honey Bee. The floor is opened up to the audience to ask the star a few questions, before he ends the evening with a cover of the Bob Dylan classic Knocking On Heavens Door.

This was a very entertaining evening, more than decent music in very intimate surroundings, and a chance to get up close and personal with one of Hollywoods biggest stars. An actor of stage and screen, an instantly recognised voice used for documentarys, commercials and videogames and now a talented singer, song writer and country rock star. Who knew Kiefer Sutherland was such a Jack (Bauer) of All Trades?

SETLIST: | KIEFER SUTHERLAND : COTTIERS, GLASGOW - 07.04.2019

  • Calling Out Your Name

  • Open Road

  • Shirley Jean

  • Song For A Daughter

  • Can’t Stay Away

  • Something You Love

  • Reckless & Me

  • Faded Pair Of Blue Jeans

  • Blame It On Your Heart

  • Truth In Your Eyes

  • Not Enough Whiskey

  • Saskatchewan

  • I’ll Do Anything

  • This Is How It’s Done

  • Honey Bee - (Tom Petty cover)

  • All She Wrote

  • Down In A Hole

  • Agave

ENCORE:

  • Rebel Wind

  • Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door - (Bob Dylan cover)

REVIEW + PHOTOS BY: STEPHEN WILSON PHOTOGRPAHY

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