Singer-song­writer to take a T Break

Trou­ba­dour Gerry gears up for big fes­ti­val gig

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Staff Re­porter

A Castlemilk singer­song­writer is gear­ing up for one of his big­gest gigs yet.

Gerry Cin­na­mon will play T in the Park this Sun­day ( July 12).

He’s set to gig at the T Break stage at this year’s fes­ti­val, which will be held at Strathal­lan Castle in Perthshire.

The T Break stage is the fes­ti­val’s home for emerg­ing un­signed tal­ent, with a panel of judges se­lect­ing 16 acts to play the bash from over a thou­sand ap­pli­cants.

Past T Break per­form­ers have in­cluded Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nu­tini, Twin At­lantic and Snow Pa­trol, all of whom used the stage as a step­ping stone to greater suc­cess.

Trou­ba­dour Gerry has en­joyed a bril­liant 12 months, with his Hope Over Fear song be­ing a huge hit with pro-in­de­pen­dence sup­port­ers, lead­ing him to per­form at ral­lies in the run-up to the ref­er­en­dum last Septem­ber.

Other high­lights in­clude selling out King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glas­gow, and re­leas­ing his Kamp­fire Vam­pire sin­gle ear­lier this year.

He also sup­ported John Power of Cast and the La’s at some shows.

Dave McGeachan, Se­nior Pro­moter from T Break part­ners DF Con­certs, praised the qual­ity of T Break acts ear­lier this year, when the win­ners were an­nounced.

He said: “Ev­ery year the other judges and I are blown away by the tal­ent we hear at the T Break judg­ing ses­sions.

“Some I am fa­mil­iar with from the Scot­tish mu­sic scene such as Crash Club and Ti­juana Bi­bles, this year. Some, like Spring Break, just come com­pletely out the blue and that’s the magic of T Break.

“Sup­port­ing Scot­land’s grass­roots mu­sic scene for 20 years is a mas­sive achieve­ment for T Break and a hugely im­por­tant com­mit­ment from Tennent’s. I’m very proud of T Break and all the great acts who have come through over the years, bring on the next 20 years.”

Take a break Gerry Cin­na­mon will play at TITP this week­end

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