Event: Pete Macleod, music, The Roxy 171, Glasgow.
Review by Liz Robertson: four stars.
The Roxy has a downstairs venue (who knew?) which can only be described as compact (estate agents would say bijou).
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Support came from Emma Milligan performing her own material. At 16 she is already showing a real talent for songcraft, we are going to hear more of her.
We then had Crawford Smith, accompanied by some of his Howlin Radio buddies. Last night they were playing Crawford's own material but it seems they play a lot around the South Side, doing 50s 60s music. Worth seeing.
Pete MacLeod played most of his excellent Rolling Stone album and some new tunes. He was accompanied by Andy Connor, who played on the album, apart from a couple of songs where he was joined by Rab Allan from Glasvegas. Pete was in great voice and there was lots of good natured banter with the audience. A nice touch in the live set was sampling of other songs in various tunes. I picked up tributes to Oasis, the Stone Roses and Bowie, there may have been more.This was Pete's last local gig before he heads off on tour to support Midge Ure.
Tickets were £8 and I doubt there was better value for under a tenner in Glasgow that night?