Hue and Cry & Oliver Richards – The Lemon Tree – 13/10/12
A night of Scottish talent was much appreciated by the 500 strong audience in The Lemon Tree. As people wandered in the evening kicked off with one lone figure with a guitar. Local lad Oliver Richards performed some tunes from his Kick and Pull EP, as well as some others. The set comprised of D.I.V.A., Chasers, High Voltage, Go Baby, Poison Ivy and Roll High! He certainly finished on a high and left a satisfied audience warmed up nicely ready for the main act.
Although not previously a Hue and Cry fan (proven by only knowing 2 songs from the evening’s set) the evening was hugely enjoyable. Promoting their new album Hot Wire, Pat and Gregory Kane gave an energizing and slick performance – except for when Pat forgot the words to one of their new songs, Irreversible Situation! Far from being a tragic mistake this was a memorable moment, one of the reasons we go to live gigs is after all to get the live rather than the artificially enhanced performance.
Starting with Duty To The Debtor we were treated to an 18 song set, which of course included Looking For Linda and Labour Of Love. Songs new and old were carefully balanced, although ending on the new Carlos Takes The Fall left us wanting more!
Although not everyone will agree with the political views which are intertwined in their lyrics, and Pat’s plea for supporting Scottish Independence, the happy buzz as we left the Lemon Tree showed that everyone enjoyed their musical talents.
Hue and Cry
Words by Stupid Girl, pics by Still Burning.
Hue and Cry Website
Oliver Richards Facebook