There’s something pretty magical about an acoustic set especially an intimate one. So imagine my happiness when I got to see not one but four acoustic acts in one of the newer music venues of the Glasgow scene, Room 2.
Singer songwriter, Josh Rush took the headlining slot alongside special guests: The Rain Experiment, The Lightening Trip and Cat Caldwell.
By the time we found the venue we got in just in time to hear The Rain Experiment’s cover of America: ‘A Horse with No Name’. Their cover was the perfect way to open the night. It totally fitted in with their style and emphasised the clear musical talent the band has. The four-piece treated the crowd to an acoustic version of their latest single, ‘Be My Angel’. Although I’m a fan of the original version, I thought the stripped back version highlighted the beauty of the song. The half an hour set went in far too quickly although created the perfect first impression. The Rain Experiment are definitely a band I’ll make a point of going to see again in the future and you should too!
After the necessary trip to the bar, it was time for the second band of the night, The Lightening Trip to grace the stage. The band have made quite the name for themselves here in Glasgow with the strong vocal chords from lead singer, Gavin Scott that collide beautifully with the rest of the band’s Rock n Roll indie style. The whole audience was completely drawn to the stage and after only a few notes in, you could tell the crowd were totally gripped. It’s not often you get to see an acoustic set from a Rock n Roll band but it totally worked. ‘The Devil Wants Me Dead’ was definitely a highlight for me. The acoustic version allowed Gavin’s voice to project throughout the room really emphasising the talent in his voice. After their set, a couple actually asked me what they were called. It’s always great to see people discovering some of the latest Scottish talent!
Up next was singer songwriter, Cat Caldwell. I’d heard a lot of great things about Cat but this was the first time getting to see her live. Her set was totally mesmerising. There was one song in particular that just totally left me in awe while watching her. It’s all about escaping the 9-5 routine