Certainly the few mature press photographers present seemed incongruous in this company. The 18-year-old slip of a singer from Balerno was welcomed by this audience as one of their own.
When she did grace the stage, after a lengthy support set, it was in the most unassuming manner, her curtain of fluffy blonde hair shielding her from the loudest of welcoming roars. That seemed to surprise her, and she appeared taken aback too, when the crowd knew and chanted every word of the opening song, Noserings and Shoestrings, along with her. Her charming nature shone through her chat with the audience, replying without fail "I love you too" (accompanied by a little giggle), to the constant shouts of appreciation from the audience.
Her songs are far from generic; each one has its own unique style and they are of consistently high quality in terms of lyrics and honesty. Vocally she delivered too, her trademark voice as Scottish as heather honey, sounding as good live as on her EPs. Perhaps the fact that she has yet to bring out a first album accounted for the brevity of the set, and although the absence of EP favourites Seesaw, Only Love and Babylon was slightly disappointing, it left time for a couple of new tracks which went down well. We can only look forward to her debut album, due next year.