Gig Review | Murdo Mitchell @ Church, Dundee | 23/04/23

It was hats off to the buskers all over again for Dundee when Murdo Mitchell came to town on Sunday night to perform at Church.

Support came from fellow busker and local songwriter James Liandu. James is unquestionably a talented singer and guitarist but it his lyrics that really shine through. A mark of any great songwriter is their ability to make the listener connect with the lyrics. You really feel the soul of his songs. James’ latest single ‘Ghosts’ is available to stream now along with his 2020 debut EP ‘Sad: The New Happy’.

Murdo Mitchell was last in Dundee as support for fellow Glasgow singer Dylan John Thomas back in November. Before that he could be found on occasion in Dundee busking outside Boots pharmacy in the City Centre. Murdo took the stage alone for his opening track before bringing on his band gradually, his guitarist and cellist were first up as the singer performed his 2022 track ‘Jaded’. The bassist turned up next for ‘Ghosts’ and a violinist completed the line up shortly afterwards.

Highlights of the set included latest single ‘Aztec Jewel’ and crowd favourite ‘Hollow’, as well as covers of James’ ‘Sit Down’ and Oasis’ ‘She’s Electric’. Due to a last-minute call off from a support act, the crowd were treated to a slightly extended set. That didn’t stop calls of ‘One more tune’ ringing out at the end. A show in Aberdeen the following evening marked the end of Murdo’s tour but there’s no doubt he’ll back on the road soon enough and I can’t wait to see him perform again.