King Creosote, with support from Siobhan Wilson, Between the Lines at Eden Court, 1/7/2016. Review and Photographs.

This was the second evening of a three night festival at Eden Court Theatre celebrating some of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters. I had noticed Siobhan posting that she was supporting King Creosote this evening.

For me it felt more like a double bill albeit weighted toward King Creosote. But, I have heard Siobhan silence rowdier venues than this in the past and the close to full One Touch Theatre is a terrific venue to present acts like this evenings duo. So, you really could have heard a pin drop during Siobhan’s set, she had the audiences full attention from start to finish.

I have never seen King Creosote solo before and apart from last year at Loopallu when he appeared in a frock and mask fronting Khartoum Heroes at Loopallu (check the pictures out here) , he has struck me as being quiet, reserved, a bit shy. I was pleasantly surprised at the warmth of his solo stage persona – he was witty, humorous, had a great rapport with the crowd and was of course musically quite brilliant. Now in it’s second year this is a great festival (read our review of last year’s event).

There are still tickets left for this evenings double bill featuring Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert – I really can’t recommend these performers in this venue highly enough, if you are at a loose end get down there. If you’re doing something else, cancel it and get down there.
 
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Life-long engagement with music and a truly eclectic taste (although prog-rock and metal will usually have me scrambling for the off button). If pushed, I would have to say the Velvet Underground are one of the most important band’s of all time. Although I consider myself first and foremost a photographer, as regards reviewing I guess I cut my teeth in the vibrant fanzine scene of the 80’s. Around the same time I started taking photographs and, to be brief, performance and photography were made for each other: perfect match.