Gig Review | Rianne Downey | King Tuts Wah Wah Hut | 24.09.2021

From early morning busking in Glasgow & lockdown livestreams, to a sold out King Tuts. Bellshill’s own Rianne Downey’s achievements over the last 12 months show exactly the musical talent Scotland and Glasgow alone has to offer. 

On the day she released her debut EP ‘Fuel To The Flame’, Rianne took to the stage for her first ever Scottish headline show on an evening that has undoubtably shown the type of career that’s set to follow after such a huge night.

Carly Connor

First up was the only support act of the night, Glasgow girl Carly Connor brought her A game to an already buzzed up King Tuts fresh off the back of a massive debut appearance on the Riverside Stage at TRNSMT just two weeks before. Throwing in some hits from her 2019 EP ‘The Goldie Hawn Stole My Guitar’, along with giving fans a taste of what’s to come with new tune ‘Holding Hands’ making its debut. Certainly a one to watch. 

Rianne Downey

Now onto the main event, a full sing along to Bruce Channel’s, Hey Baby welcomes Rianne to an electric Glasgow crowd. Starting as she means to go on with big hitting single ‘Stand My Ground’ straight into an indie classic covering Arctic Monkeys, ‘Mardy Bum’. Most recent single ‘Do or Die’ went down an absolute treat right before some acoustic numbers, ‘Start Again’ before one of the loudest crowd engagements of the night, her very own rendition of Frankie Valli’s – ‘Cant Take My Eyes Off You’, quite literally the case, this set was too good to take your eyes off! There were some new outings throughout the night with unheard songs ‘Alright’ and ‘Home’ getting thrown into the mix. 

To round off the night in style, clubland classic ‘Everytime We Touch’ by Cascade had the crowd in party mode to see the night out. Title track to debut EP ‘Fuel To the Flame’ rounded off a quite incredible evening before an emotional send off and sensational singalong to ‘Caledonia’. An iconic night that really does show, this is only the start.