Scala, London


I turned 50 recently and have been going to gigs from the age of 16. I thought I had seen/heard it all and I do not get excited about a new band very often these days. Summer 2016 I was at a festival in Aldershot. Halfway through the day Fatherson took to the stage. I had not heard of them before this and they played a short set that warmed the heart of this old cynic. They inspired me to get their first two albums and I totally fell in love with their brand of heartfelt, moving and passionate anthems.

I was dying to see them again and it took over two years before I finally got to, as they seemed to play at festivals but nowhere in the South. Fatherson is currently on tour to promote their 3rd album and headlined The Scala. It was easy to see that they had honed their stage presence and are now in another league. The sold-out crowd sang along with the band word for word, and it was great to be part of this amazing and goose-bump inducing experience. It is so nice to hear their Scottish roots shining through, especially with Rossí strong Scottish accent setting them apart from their contemporaries. In a generation of The Voice and X-Factor forced fed rehashing, Fatherson is breath of fresh air.

Set List
Lost Little Boys
The Rain
Making Waves
Just Past the Point of Breaking
Mine for Me
Half the Things

Open Book
I Like Not Knowing
Charm School


Words By Pete Cole.

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