Review – The Sherlocks at Glasgow’s 02 ABC (19/09/17)

Words and photography by Innes Reid.

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The Sherlocks made a mighty return to Glasgow last night on their ‘Live For The Moment’ Tour. The boys played a sold out show to a mixed crowd of their forever loyal fanbase. Swaggering on with a Scotland flag tied round his neck, frontman Kieran Crook greeted the crowd. They blew the roof off straight away with crowd pleasing banger “Last Night” and continued the party with fan favourites like “Escapade” and “Will You Be There”.

They then gave the crowd a little time to get their breath back with Kieran cracking out the acoustic guitar for a more relaxed interlude with “Motions” and “Turn The Clock”. That was before ripping the ABC a new one by jumping straight back into the deep-end with “Heart of Gold”

There was no messing about with an encore from this band of brothers – just back to back bangers (with the exception of a few chants started by Kieran, the Touré brothers names were echoing around the venue at one point). The last song they pulled from their small but reliable catalogue was Chasing Shadows, which even after the band stopped playing, the crowd continued the lyrics on an acapella loop. It’s crazy to think that they managed to fit so many anthems into only a hour set.

But that wasn’t it, the band played a DJ set at Firewater just across the road, so the party continued well into the early hours

The Sheffield 4 piece have come so far and you can’t deny that they deserve everything that’s come at them so far in 2017; from being on the bill at festivals such as Glastonbury, to the success of their 1st album. They have put the work in, famously having bragging rights to playing over 1,000 shows before they even released their debut album.

At the rate they’re going, I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Sherlocks playing arenas in the near future, considering how fast they are selling out these reasonably sized venues right now.

So, The Sherlocks once again proved they know how to put on a show. High energy, great sing along tunes.

Was it really worth it?

Yes, it was!

Review produced by Innes Reid, you can follow Innes on twitter here.

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