It’s been a wee while since I’ve been to a gig and been able to write about it so when I had the chance to head along to the O2 Academy in Glasgow I jumped at the chance. I’ve been lucky enough to see Sea Girls a few times in Glasgow previously at venues such The Barrowlands, St Lukes and also an appearance on the main stage at TRNSMT Festival but this was their biggest indoor venue to date and they sold it out which is very impressive.

Martin Bone Photographer / Academy Music Group / o2 Academy Glasgow

Opening for Sea Girls was Isle of Wight born Lauran Hibberd with her band. Before the gig I hadn’t heard much of her music so I was going into this with no expectations which I rather enjoy because I’ve no idea what sort of performance I am in for. There was a very good crowd in early which is always good to see. This seemed to help with the energy of the band as they gave a very good performance packed with high energy bass lines and brilliant guitar solos, this was a performance I really enjoyed. If you get a chance to see Lauran Hibberd performing at a venue near you then I would highly recommend it.

Now it was time for the main event and the atmosphere was electric during the build up to Sea Girls appearing on the stage. The noise levels went up a notch as the lights dimmed and the band came out. Sea Girls have often mentioned how much they enjoy playing up in Scotland from this reaction and indeed through the gig its clear to see why. Opening their set popular song Damage Done, the energy from the sell out crowd and the band seemed to feed off this. Their set was full of anthems such as Ready For More, Violet and Do You Really Wanna Know. There was a special intimate moment when the songs Transplant and also Lonely were performed. These were the ultimate crowd sing along moments which you could visibly see it effected Henry Camamile which was such a heart warming moment. The set was rounded off with fan favourite Call Me Out. A big shout out to the person who in charge of the lighting at the gig, this was one of the most fantastic light displays I’ve ever seen at a gig which was paired with each song perfectly.

Martin Bone Photographer / Academy Music Group / o2 Academy Glasgow

This was one of my favourite gigs of the year and I cannot wait till Sea Girls are in Scotland again, if you get the chance to get along and see them live you will not be disappointed.