Review – The View in Glasgow

Photography by Innes Reid.

Words by Scott McClure.

Over the course of May, The View have been touring up and down the country, with last night being a round off to the 10th Anniversary tour of ‘Hat Off To The Buskers’. And it was a night not to be missed.

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The rain may have been teeming down, but that didn’t stop the punters who rushed to get cover in the world famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, where they waiting in anticipation for 4 very familiar boys to put on a career spanning show.

Taking the stage exactly on time, there was no messing about from the Dundonian 4-piece, who blew the roof off with their first of two sets. As this year is the 10th anniversary of their chart topping ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’, it made sense for them to play the record in full from start to finish.

Therefore, ‘Comin Down’ was first to be brought out by the guitar heroes. The crowd showed their appreciation by jumping around the ballrooms sprung dancefloor.

Fan favourite and usual set ender, Same Jeans, made an early appearance, but that did not put crowds off. Instead they sang their lungs out and danced their way around the famous sprung dancefloor.

Soon after, bassist Kieren took on vocals duty for ‘Skag Trendy’ and ‘Grans For Tea’, and did not disappoint.

The first set came to conclusion in with near-30-second track ‘Typical Time’. The lads left the stage for a breather while fans rushed to the bar to refresh themselves for what was to come.

The interlude was short lived, with the band coming back on and belting out some fan favourites from the rest of their back catalogue. The tunes included the likes of ‘Double Yellow Lines’, ‘5 Rebeccas’ and ‘Underneath the Lights’.

But as we all know, all good things must come to an end, and the 4 piece left us with an incredible rendition of ‘Shock Horror’ which was left ringing in the ears of fans on their way out the venue.

And that was that. The View had done their bit, leaving fans wanting more. They have continuously kept up appearances over the last decade, and there is no doubt that this will continue into the future.

This wasn’t you’re only chance to catch the boys do what they do best, as they have a prime spot at Glasgow’s own TRNSMT festival in July.

Review written by Scott McClure, you can follow Scott on twitter here

Photography by Innes Reid, you can follow Innes on twitter here.

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