On the 8th of April North Lanarkshire Wishaw band Saint Phnx performed at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. They were supported by Fife rooted ‘Cammy Barnes’. The doors opened that night at 7:00pm and Cammy was welcomed on stage at 7:30pm. Cammy has had an abundance of early success with multiple singles reaching top 20 in the UK charts. When on stage he talked about how it was a long time dream that came true to play a set at the Barrowlands. Near the end of his set he talked about how he was inspired by Paisley’s Paolo Nutini, something in which can be picked up in his music. He finished his set with a heartfelt, moving cover of Caledonia and then left the stage at 8:30.
Headliner of the night Saint Phnx came on stage with an entrance no one expected. With a popular Scottish TV sitcom ‘Still Game’ themed video of the two brothers Stevie and Alan Jukes dressed as old men in the future looking back at their gig on screen. They walked out to their song ‘Scream’ that was released in 2020. The band did an outstanding job engaging with their fans from the brothers coming into the crowds, singing and jumping as well as spraying the crowd with water guns, which was a definite way to get the crowd energised. Half way through the gig they brought yet another brother up on stage, musician himself ‘Miller Jukes’.
Photo Credits- Layla Ralston
Near the end of the show they told fans how they were saddened by the passing of their gran also known as Granny Phnx, who was well known on TikTok and loved by fans who were also deeply saddened by the passing. The brothers had high hopes for her opening up the gig that night.
When on stage Saint Phnx never failed to stop their enthusiastic energy flowing. When they announced the last song they would be playing would be ‘Happy Place’, a song about their father who had sadly passed away in 2022, the crowd went crazy as this is one of their top songs.
Before the gig ended the band encouraged everyone in the room to purchase tickets for their gig on the 23rd of December at the popular O2 Academy Glasgow in hopes of selling it out. After their exciting and promising performance I too have hopes of this gig being a success.
Photo Credit – Marc Sharp & Saint Phnx (Instagram)
Saint Phnx are a band who have had a lot of success in the past years and I believe they have so much more to come. I would suggest the band to anyone who is a fan of Royal Blood or Imagine Dragons, as they have distinct commonalities in their sounds. After viewing their performance at the Barrowlands I would definitely recommend checking them out!