Popular La Fontaines set to wow the crowds
Popular Lanarkshire band the LaFontaines are getting ready to rock in their biggest gig to date.
The LaFontaines, who all hail from Motherwell and Wishaw, will perform at the iconic Barrowlands venue in Glasgow on November 7.
Over the past several years the fivesome - Kerr Okan, John Gerard, Darren McCaughey, Jamie Keenan and Iain Findlay have built up their fanbase, played headline gigs at venues as big as the O2 ABC and starred in front of huge crowds at T In The Park.
Drummer Jamie Keenan said: “We supported Twin Atlantic at the Barras a few years ago. It’s an amazing venue and a total dream come true for us to be headlining it.
“We’ve previously headlined the 02 ABC and that holds 1200. The Barrowlands holds 2100 so it’s a lot more tickets to sell.
“We’re confident that we can do it and have been rehearsing non-stop to make sure we put on an awesome show for our fans.”
The popular rap act opened T in the Park’s main stage at Strathallan Castle back in July and hope to one year be returning as future headliners.
Jamie added: “That was definitely the biggest crowd we have ever played in front of. The atmosphere was electric.”
The group are renowned for their superb on- stage performances and already command a large live following.
Now, having released their debut album Class in June, a new army of fans are catching on to their slick rock-rap hybrid sound.
Front man Kerr said the band couldn’t be happier with how the album is doing.
He added: “We’ve spent the past three to four years leading up to this point – everything we’ve seen on the road or experienced together as a band has finally made its way onto record.
“It’s guaranteed to shock those who assume we’re simply just the best live band in Scotland.
“There’s so much depth to these songs, a load of pain and struggle, but underlying throughout all of the writing is some real grit and determination.”
For the record the band worked with producer Matt O’ Grady, who’s helmed records by the likes of You Me At Six and Don Broco, and they were trying to capture the energy of their rowdy gigs on record.
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