Monday, 10 June 2013

GIG REVIEW: Shambles Miller at The Roxy 171 07.06.2013

Another basement venue was the host to another great Glasgow gig on Friday as The Roxy 171 played host to an acoustic showcase with a headline set from Shambles Miller.

Playing a set of his greatest hits, along with a few covers, the performance all those at the Roxy got to see was mesmerising. The covers of 'Hey Ya' and 'Remix to Ignition' turn the room into a mass party, whilst Shambles own material shows his genuine talent and ability to reach a crowd almost immediately. Having seen him almost steal the show as a support act previously, it's brilliant to see such a strong headline set and such an appreciative crowd. 

Shambles has an innate ability to get the crowd on side early, and for good, and this was definitely on show on Friday evening with his perfect balance of music and comedy. There's even an early banterful moment where he mentions after a song that he forgot some words due to some very enthusiastic crowd members who were singing along to his music, a jump to the next level for any musician and well deserved too. The crowd connection is immediate and it's a true joy to watch an artist who can practically befriend an entire crowd in mere moments. For those who have not yet seen Shambles Miller live, I can only imagine it must be almost impossible to dislike him upon doing so, especially since his self indulgent headline banter was surrounding shipyards. 

Headline performances are rarely so spellbinding and it is clear that the Roxy was the place to be on Friday night. 

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