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Barrowland Ballroom was host to one of the rising stars in Scotlands music scene, former busker Dylan John Thomas, he supported the already established Gerry Cinnamon at the same venue in 2018, but on Friday he was set to do his own headline show at the iconic venue, it was a sold out evening with the queue outside Barrowlands stretching back to as far as St Lukes.
Support from the night came from Murdo Mitchell, another Scottish artist who aims to be on the spotlight in the near future, he gave the audience the perfect warm up for what was to follow, especially after a cover of Franz Ferdinands "Take me Out".
"No Dylan, no party!!" the noisy crowd chanted as they were eager to see our next big thing. It was a fairly young attendance on the night, but sang along to the lyrics of The Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and even the 1970s classic Come and Get Your Love by Redbone, they certainly had good musical tastes.
The lights dimmed and a huge roar followed, Carnival De Paris by Dario G was playing just before he came onto the stage and was welcomed rapturously by his young following, "No Dylan, no party!!" rang around the Barrowlands again.
Dylan played a couple of covers during his set, including Johnny Cashs "Ring Of Fire", which he said was the first song he ever learned to play as well as a cover of The Strokes "Someday", but most of the set was his own, songs such as Feel The Fire, Jenna, Wake Up Ma and Tomorrow, the audience were genuine fans as they sang along to every lyric that was sung, an emotional Dylan thanked the crowd for filling up the near 2,000 capacity Barrowland Ballroom and for being "great" in general.
It was a short set on the night, about 13 songs in total and it lasted less than an hour long, but everybody went home happy, with a Glastonbury show next June, things are on the up for Dylan and looks set to emulate Lewis Capaldi and Gerry Cinnamon to worldwide stardom.
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