31st May 2022
It was a night that had been highly anticipated by The Music fans from far and wide. Some fans had made the journey from Mexico for the band’s special comeback gig in the iconic Barrowlands. This was The Music’s first appearance together since the band split up in August 2011. 11 years later a sell out special one off warm up gig in the Barrowlands and the biggest headline show of their career in Leeds lay ahead for them. The energy and buzz about the venue was high and everyone was ready to go. The most Saturdayist feeling Tuesday I’ve ever experienced!
Adam Nutter, guitarist for The Music said “Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom is the number one venue on the planet.”
Supporting The Music was local up and coming band Spyres. Playing to an ever-growing crowd, the band were very well received by the audience, heads bopping and toes tapping to every tune they played. The band really did get everyone set up nicely for what was about to come.
The crowd filled the famous floor, and everyone waited eagerly for the moment ever gig goer thrives off – the lights went down. The band walked out and were greeted by roars so loud it drowned out the music playing as they appeared. Every single person in that room was on the same level and up for it and all the band members could see that. They kicked off the night with four tracks from their 2002 debut album “The Music” playing The Dance, Take the Long Road and Walk It, The Truth Is No Words and Human. This really set the tone for the night with fans singing every single word back to front man Rob Harvey with the fans at times being louder than the band itself.
Front man Rob Harvey addressed the crowd after seeing the reaction the band received saying “I’ve been waiting for this. I’ve been waiting for this. F****** beautiful, you f****** beauties.”
The band continued to blow fans away during their 90-minute set that included songs from the other two of their albums, 2004 release Welcome To The North, and 2008’s Strength in Numbers, smashing out big hits like Getaway, Drugs and Bleed From Within.
The band walked off stage before their encore with every fan in the room chanting for them to come back. The energy was high, everyone was smiling and hugging, dripping with sweat but ready for more. They graced the stage with their presence once again to finish with 4 strong hits. They played Inconceivable Odds, followed by Strength in Numbers and The People, which seemed to be one of the most thrilling songs of the night for the fans, the room was absolutely bouncing as well as the band members. They finished this outstanding show with The Walls Get Smaller. The band couldn’t have asked for a better night for a come back show. Regardless that it was a Tuesday – it really did feel like the weekend. They themselves seemed to have been just as blown away by the night as everyone else in the room.
Who knows what will lie ahead for The Music now? They played a massive show later that week at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds with support from The Coral, The Cribs and Scotland’s own The Snuts. There are many possibilities, new music? UK tour? Who knows? They have always been quite an elusive band; we will just need to hope they give The People The Music that they want.
Adam Nutter is releasing new solo music in the coming months. Subscribe to his mailing list on the link to receive updates! https://www.adamnutter.com/
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