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Inglorious The Classic Grand Glasgow

 

Inglorious

The Classic Grand Glasgow

10/10/2017

Music fans were spoiled for choice as to which gig they were going to go to on a Tuesday night in Glasgow. Gary Numan , The Kentucky Headhunters , Midge Ure and their support bands all playing . What a clash ! The first of many in the next couple of months I guess.

Can I make it from one venue another to see the 2nd support band or catch the headlining band finish ? Too much hassle and nothing guaranteed so I stayed put where I was.

I arrived at the Classic Grand as Toby Jepson and his Wayward Sons were playing to an almost full venue. I caught 5 numbers by them . Not sure how much time they were giving to play but they certainly went down well with the audience. A lot of talk and possutive vibes spoken about the band during the break before Inglorious playing.

The band formed in 2016 despite most of the 6 members having a played with various bands including The Little Angels and Chrome Molly.

They finished their set with their single ‘Until the End ‘from their debut album ‘Ghosts of Yet to Come’ .

They announced a return to Glasgow on a headlining tour next April.

After a short break Inglorious took the stage . The larger than life former choirboy Nathan James smiling at the audience .

There’s a change in line up since last seeing the band late last year. Drew Lowe has replaced Will Taylor (now with his own band Dever ) on rhythm guitar. The band also have a keyboard player who played on every number.

The band kick off the set playing ‘Breakaway’ from their first self titled album ‘Inglorious’.

The play a mixture of songs from their first and second album and James and Lowe play a short tribute to musicians we have lost his year , Chris Cornell, Tom Petty , Chester Bennington. Black Hole Sun was no surprise there !

The rhythm section – Colin Parkinson on bass, legs spread at 120 degrees and the Phil Beaver on drums give James a break as they do their stuff. These two appear more connected than the other members of the band who appear rather distant with each other – each keeping to their own turf and not crossing the line.

Swedish lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson showing his talent during guitar solos .

Nathan James is the big attraction – the former The Voice and American Idol contestant has the voice and stage presence. He stays center stage wearing peacock sequined tuxedo and adds a couple of inches to his height in studded Chelsea boots.

Tonight there are no covers of Whitesnake or Deep Purple songs. In total 13 numbers are played in just over an hour. 6 of them from the first album. The band finish the set with ‘Until I die ‘and I’m sure they would had liked to play on hadn’t been for the 10pm curfew.

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